Another source suggests that the Galaxy S8 will cost an upwards of $840

Another source suggests that the Galaxy S8 will cost an upwards of $840
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, chances are you've heard a thing or two about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8. The phone has been leaked an absurd amount ever since speculation first began pretty much right after the release of the Galaxy S7, and Samsung's latest flagship is shaping up to be a true behemoth if we've ever seen one. Between iris-scanning, a near bezel-less display, Snapdragon 835, and plenty more, there's going to be a lot to love with the S8.

Earlier today, Ronald Quandt took to Twitter to share some new info on the upcoming smartphone. In addition to shedding some light on a new color option for the S8, Quandt also reported that the S8 would feature a starting price of €799 and that the S8+ would start selling at €899. We were hoping that that price was a typo, but a new source has surfaced that reiterates this point.

MobileFun, a smartphone retailer in the United Kingdom, recently started accepting preorders for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ despite still not being officially announced by Samsung. The price? €799 for the 64GB Galaxy S8. It is possible that this is just a placeholder until exact pricing details are officially unveiled by Samsung, but seeing as how both Quandt and MobileFun are both reporting the exact same number, we're lead to believe that this is more than just a coincidence.

To put this into perspective for our US readers, €799 works out to a little more than $842 USD. The Galaxy S7 featured a retail price of around $600 when it first launched in the United States, so if this pricing for the S8 does turn out to be true, we'll be looking at a considerably more expensive smartphone that we've seen from the company in the past. You are getting 64GB of base storage with the S8 rather than 32GB that's offered with the S7, but even with that being the case, this could still prove to be a tough sell considering the rise of the sub $400 smartphone market that we've seen over the past couple of years.

source: MobileFun via GSMArena

Related phones

Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

$242 increase from S7 to S8? Samsung, i really hope that isn't true. If not, will this be the pricing model? $840 - S8 $940 - S8 Plus $1040 - Note 8 Let's hope that number isn't right.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

After using the 3T since it's release, I can confidently say that I will never spend more than $450 on a high end phone ever again, and likely I'll start buying feature packed mid rangers for no more than $300. Much better things to spend money on than these overpriced gadgets.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Hmmmmm....... I don't think anyone asked you any of that. Enjoy your cookies....

27. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 708; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

That does not sound logic. Mid rangers aren't fun. They do not performe in any category. I suggest to buy the flagship of respective last year. You can buy a new Galaxy S7 for 450$ as soon as the new s8 has arrived. S7 is still an excellent phone and will stay ahead of mid rangers for many years.

41. Junito

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Welcome to the light. In 2017, to pay upwards of $500 is a travesty; especially when the device in question doesn't last, or catches on fire.

45. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Good one, the prices of these chinese copy cats will also rise in the future.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It is kinda an odd sum. I'd expect it to start at $799 and move upwards. Samsung is crazy, but not that crazy.

9. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It may be true, but I don't believe it will be. I see a $50 to $75 increase on each model, maybe as much as $100. But guess we will find out the end of next month.

19. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Apple iphone 8 will cost more than US $1,000.The prices of smartphones are crazy.

20. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

lol no it won't

38. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

it wont for the base model but it will for the higher memory versions. my 7 plus costed me 1.1k usd.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? All analysts estimated the iPhone 8 (anniversary edition) will cost OVER $1000USD depending on storage capacity. The 128GB iPhone 7 Plus is already over $900 on most carriers. DO the math man and stop being purposely ignorant. Amazon 128GB Rose Gold iPhone 7 Plus 128GB - $940. iPhone 7 Plus 128GB in Pitch Black as I prefer to call it is $949. So your claim that the iPhone 8, with an OLED display, possibly wireless charging, possibly 5.8" display and more isn't going to cost over $1000? Dude if you are a man, why do you choose to embarrass the male species by being so illogically stupid!

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Put ypour money where you mouth is. HERE IS THE BET between ME AND YOU. if the iPhone 8 Anniversary Edition or whatever it gets called isn't over $1000, I will buy you whatever phone you want up to its asking price. CASH and FACTORY UNLOCKED. If its $999 or higher (which is basiclaly the same as saying $1000) then you buy me a phoen of my choice up to the actual asking price of the new iPhone 8. Deal? If you can't put up, then STFU and stop being purposely ignorant. If the iPhone 7 Plus 128GB is already $950, then it is obvious a phone with fancier stuff is goign to cost more. How can you be that stupid dude? For what...clicks? Attention? Didn't mommy give you enough attention? Maybe if you come out the basement and actually come into the real world, you wouldn't be so dumb!

21. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

They have to make money over Note 7 disaster. 5 years ago, people complained iPhone was over priced, android can do more and much better with cheaper deals. Now, you all can see those companies( Apple, Google, Samsung,,,etc) doesn't care when their devices are more popular and sale like a hot cake, they will find a way to increase the price. They all overpricing.

30. raky_b

Posts: 420; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

in EU prices are showed with VAT included, in US, S8 will more likely start with 700-750$ price point, and with VAT on top of that depending in which state you live in

43. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

At least it is reasonable unlike Apple overcharging you for nothing.

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You math is wrong. He says the S8 could be up to $840. So actually it would be: S8 - $750 S8+ - $850 Note 8 - $950

5. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

The base S8 costing more than the s7 Edge at launch? I highly doubt that it would spike that much It's the same as how the iPhone price year after year is projected to cost $1000 yet the base model has been $650

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"The base S8 costing more than the s7 Edge at launch?" So what? The ba we Galaxy S8, as per rumours, is bigger than the S7 edge (5.8"), and has curved edges as well, and starts-off with 64GB of native storage... not to mention the obvious specs upgrade. I fail to see your point.

18. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

The screen is larger but is the physical device larger? They are rumored to have a smaller battery as well. I'm sure their costs on manufacturing curved glass hasn't increased, and now without the physical home key, that saves them an extra step in the process. I'm sure partnering with Qualcomm on the 835 for the US models helped lower it's cost over the 820 from the S7 family. The rear camera hasn't been mentioned to be upgraded, just the front facing lens, which even some lower end phones offer better options. They didn't even up the RAM within the phone The same 64GB storage that was offered in the Note 7 which offered only a .1" smaller screen on a larger device, larger battery and with an s-pen. Which was priced similar to the s8 projected price. So you feel the S8 is justified to cost the same as last years Note?

23. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"So you feel the S8 is justified to cost the same as last years Note?" Is this really a point of debate? The only this last year's Note has over the S8 is the S-Pen (along with theS-pen features) Besides, the Note 7 ain't available anymore, so what's your point?

6. torr310

Posts: 1694; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The mid-rangers are getting better compared to a year ago, so I am not going to spending more and more on those expensive phones. I am using S7 now, and my next phone would be set around $450 to $550.

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2659; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

That puts it at over $1100 CAD. I cannot even begin to express the amount of NOPE I feel about that price. I mean, if people are willing to pay it, more power to them, but I can't see myself going that route with the amazing devices available for less than half that price.

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

.. Guess I will get me an S7 Edge

28. kerginaldo17 unregistered

A excellent choice. A great phone.

10. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Every single year there is panic and "reports" that say the new Galaxy will be way more expensive that it's predecessor. Every single year those reports are false. It'll be priced inline with last years flagships.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ONCE AGAIN, PA, VAT TAX you must SUBTRACT the VAT TAX from European and other countries when converting to american pricing. Really. 700 euro minus 20% VAT = 640 euro 640 euro converted to USD = $675 USD So $675 for the base 64gig version is actually a great deal. Even if they change it to 700 or a dash more, it's still worth it.

22. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

This. PA makes this exact same mistake. Every. Single. Year.

24. Unordinary unregistered

They have hamsters on a wheel spewing out senseless articles to generate website traffic. This is getting ridiculous

29. TechGirl90 unregistered

Thanks for the lesson. ^_^ You learn something new everyday :)

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