Pro tip: what 1000 USD can buy changes from country to country. You can feel rich on one, and feel poor in another.
Scorch6, 08 Apr 2017People fail to realise he base price of the phone is many Malaysian's monthly salary. They had... moreMalaysian averagely gets $28,490 percapita in US Dollars in 2017. Try this; Wikipedia.
...No, the phone price is not that expensive for us as I myself makes $6,000 per month.
People fail to realise he base price of the phone is many Malaysian's monthly salary. They had to offer freebies otherwise they would just go with an Apple.
The PreOrder of Galaxy S8|S8+ in Indonesia start today (April 8, 2017).
IDR10.499.000 (USD800) for the S8 and IDR11.999.000 (USD925) for S8+ both come with Convertible Wireless Charger for free. You can save upto IDR875.000 (USD67) depends on what purchase methods u are using.
For those who complaining that Malaysian are getting cheaper price and this is not fair. Let say you are earning salary $1000 for a job in United States. Most likely you will earn salary RM1000 for the same job in Malaysia. You can buy the s8 with less than 1 month of your salary while Malaysian need to spend more than 3 months salary for the same phone....Do you think this is FAIR?
Go check samsung malaysia facebook and you will see many Malaysian are complaining the price though.....
but there is caveat here. we can get the phone around 4th May 2017. over 2 weeks from global launch.
lucky samsung quite generous in malaysia. in fact all companies are really generous to malaysian market where normally cheaper around usd100. I think the reason behind low price is no import duty impose to electronic devices, that why the price more cheaper, if exclude the GST, around ~700usd or RM3099.
Turning on tv and suddenly Galaxy S8 ad. appear with "unbox your phone" tagline
Grab my phone to visit GSMA and suddenly see this...
Joselius, 07 Apr 2017So, we can say this unfairness goes to Korea, China & Malaysia. They get all the good stuff. :-(Yup, flagship phone are pretty cheap here
S8 around $745
Xperia XZS around $610
Woww... Galaxy sold in Malaysian market is way more better than European and Americas market. A lot more cheaper ! Wtff 900 dollars for S8+ ?!!!!
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2017Malaysia freebies is better than Singapore plus Korean get 128/6GB RAM version too! So, we can say this unfairness goes to Korea, China & Malaysia. They get all the good stuff. :-(
Malaysia freebies is better than Singapore plus Korean get 128/6GB RAM version too!
Joselius, 07 Apr 2017I'm pretty sure the one sold in Malaysia are carrier-free. Very lucky.Only about 10% of phones in Malaysia are carrier locked. Others are all unlocked.
Very unfair from Samsung!
We get the same in Dubai without anything extra! Actually we pay even $10 extra for S8+ compare to Malaysia.
Not right Samsung :(
In Indonesia, start tomorrow 8th april for pre-order with same benefits but different prices.
Meanwhile... just over the causeway, Singapore pre-order just gets a Wireless Charging Pod... wtf Samsung