Samsung smart phones sold in Korea are more expensive than elsewhere
It looks like Samsung smartphones are more expensive in Korea than anywhere else, even taking into account differences in factory prices.
Congressman Jeon Byeong Hyeon has claimed that Samsung Electronics smart phones are being sold at a higher price in Korea than overseas. According to Hyeon, who sits on the National Assembly's Culture, Sports, Tourism, Broadcasting and Communications Committee, Samsung smart phones are on average 2.5 percent more expensive in Korea than overseas.
He also says that the average Samsung smartphone sells overseas for around 300,000 won, but in Korea they are sold for an average of almost 800,000 won. Adding to the uneven prices is the fact that the factory price of a smartphone made in Korea is 2.5 times higher than the same one made in China.