Galaxy S9 Price
As the hype for the new Galaxy S9 is growing, more and more details come to light regarding the smartphone. Here are some of the expected difference between the existing Galaxy S8 and the upcoming S9.
First of all, it is fairly certain that the price paid for the Galaxy S9 will be slightly higher, rated at $699 compared to the $689 for the S8.
Although some reports speculate as much as $100 in price difference, it is hard to believe that Samsung will overpass Apple in the price tag fight, given the $699 iPhone 8 price.
Apple has however proven with the iPhone X that there’s a market for people willing to pay more for a supposedly better smartphone, however not in the numbers that Samsung may aim for with the sales for S9.
Given the fact that, design-wise, Galaxy S9 won’t be that much different from the S8, even if it somehow gets a Face ID equivalent or a better camera and battery.
Nevertheless, it is obvious to everybody that a huge jump in the price of the Galaxy S9 will eventually lead to below average sales of the smartphone.
However, this may be something to be accepted by the Korean company as long as the lower sales volume is compensated by the higher price.
Furthermore, since the A8 is pushing S8-like features towards the mid-range smartphone market, it may be Samsung’s move to push the S-series to a higher market position.
Samsung S9 ready to launch
Samsung has confirmed that 25th February 2018 is the launch date for the Galaxy S9 and S9+. However, the flagship smartphone won’t be released until the middle of March 2018, with rumors setting the date on the 16th.
Preorder registrations are open on the UK network EE as well as other large retailers around the world. For more information about pricing and other details, you can also register with Samsung.