Galaxy S7 series. The primary reason for this steep increase is supposedly the enhanced AI digital assistant that Samsung could integrate with the S8. This will drive up raw material prices, according to Goldman Sachs, which will subsequently be passed on to consumers.According to Goldman Sachs estimates, consumers can expect to pay 15-20 per cent more for the privilege of owning the Galaxy S8 compared with the
Given what's been said of the Galaxy S8's purported feature set, it's shaping up as a real humdinger of a smartphone. Thus, it's only natural to expect that prices will be upped to reflect this. Added the fact that Sammy has quite a lot of money to recoup from lost Note 7 sales, and one can be fairly sure that the S8 will be among the priciest on the market when it drops.
Using the starting price of the Galaxy S7 edge ($799) as a guideline, we can surmise that the Galaxy S8 may cost in excess of $950 at base level. Since, as with the Note 7, the flat Galaxy S model could be nixed, the curved S7 edge perhaps offers a stronger indication of how much the S8 will set consumers back.
The question is, could you see yourself paying so much for a smartphone? Let us know what you think in the comments below.