Galaxy S9 starting price tipped to be $100 more than the S8's
The Galaxy S9 will feature a "reimagined" variable aperture camera, faster chipset, and new color options, but all that jazz won't come cheap, it seems. Dovetailing with a renowned leakster's tip that the S9 and S9+ may be the most expensive Galaxy S-line phones ever, comes one unnamed "source in the UK mobile phone deals industry," who informs us of the same:
Granted, thanks to the tags on these high-end puppies, global smartphone shipments experienced the largest quarterly drop on record in Q4, but at the same time Apple and Samsung are booking record profits, so the record 2017 pricing may extend into this year as well. Given the usual ways pricing is transcribed from Britsih pounds to American dollars, we would be looking an $850 starting price tag of the Galaxy S9 in the US, or about $35/month on a typical 2-year installment plan.
The S8+ last year went for a Benjamin more than the S8, so its S9+ successor may fill its shoes in with a $950 price, or even more, considering it will differ markedly from the smaller sibling by landing with a dual camera module on the back. Time will tell if there will be enough early adopters to justify the eventual price increase, and it will all be revealed on February 25, when we will be present watching Samsung take the stage to announce its spring flagship crop.