Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are launched, and we already know what all they’re gonna bring with them. There have been various leaks detailing almost every feature of these devices. However, a new leak has revealed what was not known till now: the price of both devices. And it turns out that we’re in for a rude shock.
The leak has come from Evan Blass, arguably the most reliable leaker in tech space. In one of his recent tweets, he has said that Samsung may price Galaxy S9 at €847 and Galaxy S9 Plus at €997. If converted to US currency that’s about $719.99 and $839.99 respectively. The prices also seem reliable because they fall in-line with last week’s UK leak that talked about the prices of both these devices.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 22, 2018
Now the question is, how justified these prices are? And the answer is not so pleasant. First of all, this time you’re more likely than ever to want to purchase the Plus version of company’s flagship rather than the other one. That is because breaking the tradition this time company has given a superior dual-lens camera to Galaxy S9 Plus. Traditionally company’s Galaxy S and S Plus flagships didn’t use to come with such a significant difference, but this time Samsung has done it.
There’s no point spending €847 but still feeling bad about getting an inferior product. Now when it comes to Galaxy S9 Plus, it’s priced even higher around €739 or $719. Certainly, there’s a market for such devices (Apple has proven it), but I’m not sure if it’s a large one (especially for Samsung).
The irony is that Samsung has done this in a way that once again proves that South Korean company copies Apple. But that’s fine because Apple is reportedly gonna demand as much as $1,400 for its iPhones this year. At some point, this will have to stop, but not immediately because carrier contracts subsidize the costs of these otherwise ridiculously priced devices.
Galaxy S9, in case you don’t know, is rumored to come with Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB RAM, 12mp camera, 8mp secondary camera, 5.8-inch QHD+ display and 3,200 mAh battery. Galaxy S9 Plus, on the other hand, will come with Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM, 12mp dual-lens camera, 8mp secondary camera, 6.2-inch large display and 3,500 mAh battery.