Samsung Galaxy S9 series is being anticipated by millions across the world. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are all set to get unveiled on February 25, one day before the commencement of MWC 2018. The smartphones have appeared in so many leaks already that we know what will they bring to the table in terms of features and specifications. But what about the pricing part?
Well, some reports coming from Samsung's home country have made some speculations so far. ETNews recently claimed the Samsung Galaxy S9 duo will be the most expensive Galaxy S smartphones to date. Now, TechRadar, citing sources in the UK mobile phone deals industry has revealed the pricing of the Galaxy S9 and it is line with previous leaks.
According to the publication, the smartphone will cost £100 more than last year's Galaxy S8. This means, the Galaxy S9 will carry a price tag of £789 (approximately Rs. 71,500) as the Galaxy S8 was launched in the UK at £689.
"You can expect the S9 to cost £100 more than the Galaxy S8 when it was released last year," the anonymous source was quoted as saying.
"The truth is that last year's massively inflated smartphone prices on handsets like the S8, Note 8 and iPhone X have shown that there are plenty of people out there willing to pay these higher prices," the source added further.
It is important to note that the pricing may vary depending on the markets, though there should not be much difference. If we translate the Galaxy S9's alleged price of £789 to Indian currency, it will be around Rs. 71,500. Not to startle you, but the smartphone's larger sibling Galaxy S9+ is expected to carry a higher price tag.
To be honest, we are really surprised by this news. Almost all the 2018 flagships are likely more expensive than last year due to the increased purchase cost of components and exchange rate fluctuations.
However, the real question is will customers be willing to pay so much for a phone? Especially for a price sensitive market like India where pricing plays a big role in buying decision. Guess, we will only know once the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ get launched in India.