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.
SOURCE [Evan Blass on Twitter]