After the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, the South Korean tech giant has a huge onus of delivering a smartphone that can’t go wrong no matter what. And going by the rumors, the yet-to-be-announced smartphone is turning out to be a phone worth waiting for. But, it is not always sunshine and lollipops, right?
According to a fresh report by SamMobile, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 could be priced up to 20% more than the Galaxy S7 series smartphones. According to the report, this hike in price could supposedly be attributed to the introduction of a dedicated AI based digital assistant on the Galaxy S8. How?
As cited in the same report, Goldman Sachs (an American multinational finance company), predicts that the introduction of a new AI-based assistant means more raw materials which in turn means more money required to build the smartphone. Moreover, to regain all the losses incurred due to Galaxy Note 7 debacle, the company may indeed increase the final price.
While it may be too early to comment on the pricing details of the upcoming smartphone, considering the above reasons, it makes little sense to expect the Galaxy S8 to come with a higher price tag.
Anyways, these are just rumors and can’t be taken seriously. So, take all of this information with a pinch of salt for now.