What do you think will be the Galaxy S9 and S9+ price with US carriers?

What do you think will be the Galaxy S9 and S9+ price with US carriers?
Samsung's flagships smartphones started at $500 for the original Galaxy S, to the rumored nearly $1000 tag for the fast-approaching Galaxy S9+. That's doubling of the launch price in the span of 8 years, a bit shorter period than Apple's double trouble going from $500 for the OG iPhone, to $999 for the iPhone X.

By now, there are indications from three independent sources already that the Galaxy S9 will cost a hundred (euros, pounds sterling) more than what the Galaxy S8 commanded at launch. These same insiders tip the price differential between the S9+ and the S9 to be larger than that between the S8 and S8+, too, to the tune of 150 (euros, pounds) more, instead of the hundred last year.

Given that smartphone prices in Euros or GBP can't be converted directly into USD to gauge how much will the S9 and S9+ land for in US carriers, we wanted to ask you what do you think will be the tags for Samsung's spring flagships on this side of the pond. Take an educated guess below, and argue it in the comments.

What do you think will be the Galaxy S9 and S9+ price with US carriers?

$749 and $849, just like the S8 and S8+
34.22%
$849 and $999, like the rumors
61.69%
Other (sounds off in the comments)
4.09%

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)

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27 Comments

1. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

No less that $850, that's for sure.

15. turboC6

Posts: 89; Member since: Feb 19, 2018

Only a moron will pay $850 for the S9. I paid $370 for my new S8.

17. Deadeye37

Posts: 288; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

straight out & on sale, or with trade-in?

2. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I'm ready for the S9+... No complaints here unless it's $1500...

3. japkoslav

Posts: 1465; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Seriously who cares - we all expect the price to be really high, the question that will be interesting is - is Samsung S9x worth the xxx $? Can't wait for reviews of the new DeX. Other than that we all know what to expect - S8 line just better, better camera, better display, better performance, better speaker etc. You know the drill no revolution, but evolution.

4. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Smartphones get more and more expensive every year, and these prices are pretty conservative compared to the Iphone X.

5. KingSam

Posts: 1401; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I was hoping for a $500 OP 6 but they'll definitely hike the price with everyone pushing up.

11. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Yeah, even Oneplus phones has seen a steadily increasing pricetag ever since they launched their very first smartphone.

6. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1346; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Was it not mention here in a recent article that Samsung will give up to 300.00 off of the New S9 and S9+ with a trade in of any phone? ( meaning a S7, S7+, S8, S8+ ,Note 5, Note 8 or any iPhone 6, 7, 8 and X). so if its 999 - 300 your looking at roughly 699. IF your device qualify.

7. ztkells

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

Biggest question is, who really would be dumb enough to buy the s9 over the note 8 if priced similar? Smaller screen, smaller battery, less ram, single camera. Would the smaller spec bumps be worth it over the note 8? Nope! So I voted $749 in the hopes that Samsung actually wants to sell a few phones.

8. devorama

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

I don't see how they can justify the S9+ at $999. It's not that much of a bump over the S8+ which launched at $849. With the iPhone X, the design is new and it has a certain image as being the more upscale model. The S9+ comes off as just an embiggened version of the S9.

9. fyah_king unregistered

$2000 and nothing less.

10. rsiders

Posts: 1898; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I'm going with $849 and $899. I don't think the extra lens and 2 more GB of RAM justifies the $150 price difference especially when the Note 8 had pretty much the same specs for less when it debuted. I just wish Samsung wouldn't be so stubborn to separate the regular and plus models. If the LG G6, V30 and other similarly sized phones can fit two lenses on a smaller phone, Samsung should be able to do it. But they just had to go with their vertical setup. Smh.

13. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 643; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

The Note 8 debuted between $930-950 on the US carriers, so no it didn't have the same specs for less. It cost more.

18. rsiders

Posts: 1898; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I'm talking about the Plus model specifically. In that sense $930-950 is not more than $999. Maybe I should've specified that in my comment.

19. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 643; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I understand. It sounded like you were referring to the $899 price tag you mentioned in your comment.

12. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 643; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

My guess is $749 & $899. I see the S9 staying the same price, but I do see the S9+ jumping up since they've done more to differentiate it this time. I would personally love to see both priced $100 less than I mentioned, but we all know that won't happen.

27. rsiders

Posts: 1898; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Nope that won't happen but $749 and $899 would be more than reasonable. Wishful thinking. We'll see.

14. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Sammy will overprice their phones...as usual.

16. deleon629

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I tell you exactly what's gonna happen: Sammy will drop that price through the floor & release a ton of BOGO deals as soon as Apple ups the ante on their carrier deals for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and right around December will the iPhone X join them.

26. raky_b

Posts: 370; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Even with that higher prices at very beginning of it's sale, you guys in US will get "free" wireless chargers, DEX, SD cards, and maybe even GEAR VR, or Icon X....some good Samsung's deals...we in Europe,and rest of the world will be paying extra on top of your price and won't be getting anything...just like always with Samsung.

20. gamehead unregistered

Probably gonna be $1000 following in the steps of Apple smh

21. theot14430 unregistered

Why would they be priced any less than the iPhones?

24. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Why should they be overpriced like the iphones?

22. gravityron

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

I chose "other" - they will price it to match Apple's X model.

23. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

$799 and $899

25. raky_b

Posts: 370; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

It will come with best specs avaible right now, but so did S8....best SoC, memory, solid camera....all just like s8. It even c9mes with same design, same battery.... So I don't see any need for price increase. What will they say: " we have moved fingerprint reader to a better place and it cost extra 100$ over last year flagship"!? Well, if they really do that, I hope that they will miss a lot of buyers to Huawei, HTC, One plus....

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