The Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most-awaited handsets of the year. Although Samsung has finally hosted its Unpacked Event where it unveiled the device, a few weeks are still left before the handset reaches the market. Preorders for the phablet are already under way. Even with the impressive list of specs and features housed in the device, some fans may feel that the price of the Galaxy Note 8 [VIDEO] is a tad on the high side. However, it seems Samsung is well aware of this situation and is planning to take necessary action to slightly reduce the price.

How is Samsung planning to lower the price of its latest handset?

The stock version of the phone comes with a massive 6GB of RAM.

However, to offer a slightly lower priced option of the handset, Samsung may be planning to launch the phablet with just 4GB of RAM. A PhoneArena report suggests that the Galaxy Note 8 carrying 4GB of RAM was spotted recently in the Chinese telecom regulatory administration, also known as TENAA. All other specs of this supposed handset seem to be the same as the standard Galaxy Note 8 edition.

However, before one gets too excited, it is essential to remember that Samsung has not revealed anything regarding this lower priced variant yet. The device showed up on the TENAA database, which suggests that it could be limited to the Chinese market only and never even make it into the United States. This is quite probable, as Samsung is also believed to be launching an 8GB RAM/256 GB storage Note 8 model exclusively for South Korea.

Speculations also indicate that the 4GB of RAM variant will retail in China at prices equivalent to $800 to $850.

Specs of the standard Galaxy Note 8 model

The handset sports a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD+ Infinity edge-to-edge display, which is powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset in the U.S. version and the Exynos 8895 SoC in the international model. It comes with 6GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of flash storage. It also comes with two 12-megapixel sensors on the back, making it the only Samsung handset to feature dual cameras.

The phablet [VIDEO] will run on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat and will receive the Android Oreo update at a later time. Samsung has also fitted the handset with a modest 3,000 mAh battery, after last year's Galaxy Note 7 debacle. The unlocked version of the handset starts at prices of $930, while the carrier locked devices will sell at prices of $930 and $960, depending on the network.