Samsung Galaxy S8 Price for China Leaks Out, Points to Possible Higher Specs for this Model

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Just yesterday, pricing details of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ for the European market leaked alongside the expected color variants.

According to the leak, the Galaxy S8 will start selling at 799 euros ($844) while the Galaxy S8+ will be priced at 899 euros ($949). Even though this is not a confirmed report, more pricing details are now beginning to show up, with the latest to join the party being the Chinese market.

Apparently, the Chinese variant of Samsung Galaxy S8 will be priced at RMB 6,288, which translates to about $910. This is a huge figure for a device that is being manufactured in this country, but it could also suggest that this model could come with higher-end specs as compared to the international variants. Similarly, it could also be the price of the larger Galaxy S8+.

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S8 and S8+ three weeks from now at an event in New York City. While the company has not mentioned the details of the specs and features, a video teased at the MWC 2017 alongside numerous leaks have given out just about every basic thing that we need to know about the two phones.

Apparently, the Galaxy S8 will ship with a 5.8-inch QHD screen while the S8+ will come in with a bigger 6.2-inch QHD panel. Apart from the screen sizes, these two are expected to share the rest of the specs, including a Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. However, there’s word on the street that the Chinese market could get a 6GB RAM variant, which could be the reason why the price tag is quite hefty when compared to other markets.

In China, many OEMs are already packing 6GB or 8GB RAM modules in their flagship phones. With this move, Samsung wants to mount pressure and compete with these OEMs squarely, but the price tag could still be an issue for some.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be announced on March 29 and released a few weeks later. We should get more details about these prices and feature differences sooner or later. Stay tuned!

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