With new devices continually thronging the mobile market, manufacturers are forced to explore new strategies to keep pace. Analysts monitoring Samsung, the largest smartphone maker, have been pondering about the tech giant’s tactics to gain fervor for its much-sought Galaxy Note 3. Recent reports say that release date of Galaxy Note 3 will offer a low introductory price tag to stand out in the competition.
The report estimates the most favorable pricing as $299, the launch price of Galaxy Note 2 in the U.S. last year. However, consumers can expect such a low price tag only from carriers offering the device at subsidized prices under a contract.
What about the unlocked version of the Galaxy Note 3? An unsubsidized option will by all means be more expensive. Currently, Asian retailers offer the unlocked version of Note 2 from $500 onwards. A favorable price range for the unlocked version of Note 3 is estimated to be $350 to $400. It is based on assumptions that the manufacturing cost of Galaxy Note 3 is almost equal to that of the Galaxy S4.
Market watchers were taken aback by Samsung’s performance in the tablet market this year. The Galaxy Tab series set off a revolution, equipping Samsung to compete with Apple. Right now, some of the potential intimidations for the 6-inch Galaxy Note 3 are iPhone 6, HTC T6 and Nexus 5.
Therefore, there are fair chances that Samsung will resort to a reasonable price tag to push its third generation Galaxy Note. The device is likely to emerge in September, at the IFA event in Germany. Given Samsung’s crowd-pulling ability, many expect a dedicated event for the Note 3 launch. In fact, rumors draw attention to an event titled “Episode 2” to launch the tablet.