Galaxy S9 Pricing Rumor Reveals the Obvious – More Expensive Than Galaxy S8
While the design of the Galaxy S9 looks like a carbon copy of the Galaxy S8, the innards will have an entirely different story to tell. Thanks to the hardware changes, plus a little extra something added to the mix, the Galaxy S9 pricing rumor puts the flagship in a more expensive bracket than the Galaxy S8. In short, prepare to shell out more money if you are going to be upgrading to Samsung’s latest and greatest mobile offering.
Galaxy S9 Starting Price Rumored to Start From $890 – Galaxy S8 Was Slightly Cheaper at $875 on Samsung’s Home Turf
The latest pricing rumor originating from ETNews reveals that the Galaxy S8 featured a price tag of 935,000 Korean won, which is equivalent to $875. The Galaxy S9 is said to start from a price of 950,000 Korean won and possibly go up to 999,000 Korean won. This puts the price tag in the range $890-$935, making it quite an expensive smartphone purchase for those looking to upgrade in the future.
In the U.S., the Galaxy S8 came in at $749, so it is more than possible that the Galaxy S9 could start at $799 and as you decide to pick up a higher storage model, it will end up costing you more. However, these small increments in the price tag might be warranted because the Galaxy S9 is expected to come with a lot of features, though you will not be able to see them with the naked eye; instead you will be able to experience them through the UI and apps.
We reported earlier that the Galaxy S9 might sport something that is called Intelligent Scan, making it more capable in the security department than its predecessor. Of course, future teardowns and the cost of materials that went in making the flagship will provide further insights as to why Samsung priced the Galaxy S9 as it did.
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