Hard-hitting prices for the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ tipped again

Hot on the heels of a credible tip that the Galaxy S8 will cost EUR 800 in Europe, and the S8+ will command a hundred more, comes another confirmation that this year's flagship Galaxy edition will be the most expensive in the history of Samsung's top-shelf line.
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42 Comments

21. pupkin

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

As long as it worth it i don't mind the price. I'm really excited about it.

23. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Gonna buy S8 Day one but even i expect the battery life to be the one downfall. My First galaxy since the S4 Really hoping they bring back the IR remote

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

TAKE OUT THE VAT TAX WHEN CONVERTING FROM EURO TO AMERICAN. Everyone keeps chanting the wrong price for the S8 and every other phone that PA lazily and incorrectly converts from Euro. The S8 is not going to be that much more expensive than the S7.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Of course it isn't, but you need that controversy to drive clicks. Then, you've got the Samsung haters who jump right in, even though this happens every year, and every year its wrong.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The only peopel crying about the cost will readily go an pay APple $969 for an iPhone 7 Plus, which is nothign but the 6S with new chips and a paint job. Some of the others can't afford the phone after mom just spent money buying the S7, can't now afford the S8 $50~$100 increase. The S7 starts at $650 The base S8 at the most will go up $100. However I am sure Samsung wont do this in the USA because they dont have too. Nor have they sver. The Galaxy S5 was $599 on Verizon on day one retail availability. The S6 was $650. That si the most any Samsung has gone up in price from year to year. The chances the S8 will be anything above $750 is unlikely. I am guessing $699 for the S8 and $799 for the S8 Plus. I can see the S8 being as much as $750 on ATT or Sprint and T-Mobile. But they woudl be smart not too

31. cmdacos

Posts: 4220; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Don't care about the cost. Just bring it.

34. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Don't care about the cost. Just bring it." Wow, I dig you man! #I'mGettingMyWalletReady.

36. RAV4CAD

Posts: 96; Member since: May 03, 2016

S8 is gonna sell like there is no other....

38. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Funny how people criticize Samsung for their pricing when they always go with the most expensive technology available and their price increases never raise their profits margins, EVER. They are basically passing their savings from manufacturing over to the consumer. Samsung is the last who should be criticize for pricing, Bitch away about touchwiz thoug, yes it has improved by leaps and bounds but they could still put more there. Meanwhile LG raises the price but saves on removing either the DAC Zoe wireless charging in some areas. I give them a pass too though because that bezeless display must not be cheap and they aren't as well off as Samsung and Apple so they have to make harder decisions with their hardware. HTC? LOL I won't even go there. Apple. The absolute leader in raising prices for no reason. Just to increase their profit margin from 150 billion to climbing while using old tech that is dirt cheap to manufacture. Attack this. Not Samsung.

53. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Wow this is the chance for sony. The xz premium will be €750. If they don't mess up this time we will have some competition finally. It's too bad lg and htc messed up their spec list. Imo the 1 half of the year will be samsung vs sony and obviously sammy will win at least sales wise but i hope sony can take a bigger piece of the cake.

54. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

The XZ premium is too big. Otherwise I would have loved the 4k display and the super duper slow mo camera. If they were completely bezeless and 4k I would have waited for it. Right now it's between the G6 and the S8. I might buy both and just return or sell one.

55. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

For me i love bezels but the g6? It's not in the same league doesn't use the best chipset of qc. I hope for their sake they price it well below and not like htc has done. Not to say it's a bad phone (haven't used it myself) but most people who aren't fanboys and/or don't know what they want will look at specs. And it's hard to beat 4k hdr ,960fps and sd835. I hope they will correct it with the v30.
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