Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ pricing info leaks a few days before the big reveal

For those looking to upgrade to Samsung’s Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+, prepare to shell out some cash. Pricing information has surfaced, and yup, we’re looking into iPhone X territory here.

Popular mobile reporter Evan Blass shared on Twitter the possible pricing for the latest Galaxy phones from Samsung. He said the Galaxy S9 will start at a base price of 841 euros while the bigger Galaxy S9+ will go for 997 pounds. If these numbers are correct, the phones will be the most expensive in Samsung’s history coming in at over $1,000 a piece, even for the smaller and possibly less spec-heavy Galaxy S9.

Blass also noted that direct current conversions are never precise when it comes to smartphone prices, citing the Galaxy S8 as an example. Right now, if you buy a Galaxy S8 directly from Samsung, you’ll pay 800 euros. But if you reside in the US, you’ll pay just $725, which is far less than the euro equivalent. This is the case for many smartphone manufacturers, who often charge more for phones in international markets. So I guess we’ll have to wait and see for the official pricing information.

All judgments aside, it’s all up to the phones if they can perform to the level of their pricing, to make them justifiable for their asking price. Samsung touted in a teaser that the camera will be “Reimagined,” and that the pair of upcoming flagships will host a set of new features and abilities. It’s crazy to think companies believe they can charge this much, especially considering all the upper mid-range priced options that are almost as good for essentially half the cost. I can only hope Samsung delivers the goods on their latest smartphone and come up with a winner. How much are you willing to spend? Drop a comment below.

Stay tuned here at Droid Turf for all the latest updates on Samsung’s Unpacked 2018 event, happening this weekend on February 25 followed by the start of MWC 2018 in Barcelona.

SOURCE [Evan Blass on Twitter]

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Amiel began his tech journey in the late 90's reading stuff from PCWorld when he was in high school. His 733Mhz-Pentium III PC + 32MB (yes, MEGABYTES) GeForce2 MX video card ran Diablo 2 like a hot knife through butter. He's a big fan of music but seems to stay stuck in that same decade. Been using Android since 2010 and never looked back. Never switching, ever!