New Samsung Galaxy S10+ details reveal prohibitive pricing

New Samsung Galaxy S10+ details reveal prohibitive pricing
We're just a few days away from Samsung big reveal and a disturbing piece of information has just emerged online. It appears that the top-tier Galaxy S10 model will cost more than we imagined, and if you're not ready to sell your kidney, at least you're going to have to save quite a lot of money to afford one.

Of course, most new flagship smartphone cost around $1,000, but going beyond this amount becomes a gamble that most companies can't win. Apple is probably an exception, as some of its iPhones cost more than $1,000, but Android smartphones, even flagships, have a hard time selling if they priced so high due to the competition.

Now, we knew the Galaxy S10+ will be the most expensive Samsung smartphone to date, but even the Galaxy S10+ will be available in multiple variations, which will be priced differently. The most expensive Galaxy S10+ model, and probably the most expensive flagship Samsung ever launched, will cost no less than $1,500.


Evan Blass' latest leak suggests that in order to pay that amount, customers will have to choose the ceramic black (or ceramic white) version with 12GB RAM and 1TB internal storage. The price shown in the picture above is in yuan, China's official currency, but it roughly translates to about 1,500 U.S. dollars.

It's also worth mentioning that smartphone prices in China are usually lower than the rest of the world, so the Galaxy S10+ could end up being a bit more expensive than $1,500. We'll most likely learn more on February 20 when Samsung plans to reveal everything there is to know about its new Galaxy S10 lineup, so stay tuned.

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Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

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25 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 758; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I'm so sure this is totally legit. "Yu Yubai" is my favourite colour!

2. Vogue1985

Posts: 444; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Oh well, here we go again. This will be interesting

3. gigicoaste

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

"prohibitive pricing" for ceramic body, 12g ram and 1tb ?? Really?? So when the Iphone will have similar specs and pass 2000$ will be "a bit pricey" but affordable. Another PA classic.

4. miketer

Posts: 513; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Well, that's what PA said. Apple is an exception, which is true. There are people to pay such prices for their phones, but not for Android.

7. mootu

Posts: 1499; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

If so why why do the Porsche Design Huawei's sell out every year, and they can be as high as £2000+. Samsung's China only W Series start at around $1500 and sell well every year.

12. dimas

Posts: 3341; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You mean people buy that porsche design with ugly leather back? I don't see elegance with leather phones, you get sweaty it will stick to the material. And the leather texture, it's like the couch my grandpa used to own.

19. BuffaloSouce unregistered

The Porsche Design is a limited edition....

23. cmdacos

Posts: 4093; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I pay such prices for android. There's far more value for me in doing so with android.

5. jm405

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Ok good one! You got me to click on this one. It's true this is prohibitive but it's for a model that no ordinary consumer is going to even consider just like the 512gb iPhone XS Max.

11. dimas

Posts: 3341; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

There are people buying the 512gb iphone xs max but compared to xs max, this $1500 (if tax included) s10+ is forgivable.

6. scarface21173

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

It will be interesting to see the speed test, the most expensive 10+ model against the cheaper 10e model. I bet there is not much in it.

20. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Nobody cares about speed tests

8. Whitedot

Posts: 766; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

I can see another year of slowing down sales.

9. Abdbaas

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

I'm afraid they'll find a way to hide the front cameras under the screen next year and I'll start hating my galaxy S10 One thing is certain, with this kind of ram, the phone will be future proof for many years even if Sammy stops sending updates, people will make ROMs

10. dimas

Posts: 3341; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I might go with the glass back for s10+. I want the feel of ceramic but I will a slap a dbrand skin on it anyway.

14. mbp432

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

IPhone is an exception because android users aren't stupid! IPhone users are still latched on to the boob!

15. maherk

Posts: 6768; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Why is PA trying to scare people with their headlines and narrative, making it sound as if the regular S10E will be priced at $1500. Didn't see such articles about the XS Max. Plus, yes it's crazy expensive, but it's like a limited edition model, packing extra stuff that the average person wouldn't care about, and targeted towards those who want something special.

16. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

These companies are pricing their devices out of peoples pockets. Most are just gonna buy last years models at steep discounts!

17. almostdone

Posts: 438; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

iPA is up to their usual agenda. Attack anything that is competition to Apple. I advise all to continually use adblockers. Stop some of the revenue. That's the only way they'll listen and become a less bias place to be.

18. Orion78

Posts: 183; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Apple is an exception....oh please. All these phones are way over priced. I'll tell you what...at least you get more for your money with Samsung than with that boring fruit phone.

21. Seatech21

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 01, 2018

Cosmin wants to blow Tim Crooks I bet, the way he gushes over Apple. I'm sure they'd both enjoy it.

22. tfpritchjrEMT

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

This is just the initial asking price. Wait until June; when sales are pitiful, the price will drop!

24. Wazupmrg

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Yet apple sells their 512 version for almost the same price and the fools on this blog would clamor how much of a value it is. Clueless

25. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

$1500 U.S? hahaha samsung has gone crazy. Wait for the price to drop significantly within 4-5 months of launch and buy it at almost half of the price.

26. mahdiblessed16

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

My dream S10e , S10 & S10+ pricing S10e $650 - 6gb RAM 128gb Storage $700 - 8gb RAM 256gb Storage S10 $800 - 6gb RAM 128gb Storage $900 - 8gb RAM 512gb Storage S10+ $900 - 6gb RAM 128gb Storage $1000 - 8gb RAM 512gb Storage $1200 - 12gb RAM 1024gb Storage (Ceramic Edition ) If Samsung can do this pricing, they will succeed for sure :-)

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