The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will reportedly cost a whopping INR 105,999 (US$1418) in India
A slew of leaks precedes every major flagship release, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series is no exception. We know quite a lot about the devices, thanks to the incessant efforts by internet sleuths. Vietnamese leaker Boby258469085 has some exciting information for prospective Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra customers based in India.
The leaker states that the Galaxy Note 20 will retail for INR 77,990 (US$1,043). It is roughly equal what the Galaxy S20+ costs in the country. Whether or not it offers better value than the S20+ remains to be seen. Last year's Galaxy Note 10 was released for INR 69,999 (US$963). The INR 7,991 (US$106) price rise is by no means insignificant, and will very likely make a lot of users think twice before committing to a purchase.
Finally, Samsung's 'true' flagship -the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra- will reportedly cost INR 105,999 (US$1,418). Few phones have breached the INR 100,000 (US$1,337) mark in India, with most of them being iPhones. The international versions of the phone are expected to cost around the same amount, though. Given the Indian market's price-sensitive nature, it is unlikely that the phone will find a lot of takers.
Furthermore, the Samsung devices released in India are often scaled-down versions of international models. For example, the Galaxy S20 series is only available with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM in India. Furthermore, none of the devices are 5G-ready and run an objectively inferior Exynos 990 SoC. It is unlikely that things will change with the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, as the phone is billed to come with the same SoC.