The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+ is very close to its launch date which is evident with so many rumors and speculations floating online.
A recent Twitter post from an European source claims that the pricing of the Galaxy S8 will be €800 which is approximately $845 in the United States while the bigger Galaxy S8+ model will cost €899. The bigger variant of the phone is expected to cost $950 in USD.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be out in Black, Silver and Violet (!) colors, retail listings show. S8 priced at 799, S8+ at 899 Euro.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) March 7, 2017
If we are to believe this pricing, it is going to be quite expensive when compared to the previous Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge models. Smartphone manufacturers seem to be really interested in hiking the price of their flagship phones these days. Apart from the increased price tag which cannot be confirmed until the phone is officially announced, it is known that there will be a new violet colored variant.
@rquandt This info is from a EU retailer, availability and pricing varies by country, so other regions/countries may get different variants.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) 7 March 2017
In terms of specification, the S8 will sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 the latest flagship processor from the SoC manufacturer with the usual AMOLED display, high resolution pixels and all the bells & whistles associated with Samsung flagship phones. Details are very sparse at the moment as the pricing is announced based on a Twitter feed. However, it does sound convincing because the company has been hinting at a higher price tag at pretty much every point by offering more features than last year’s flagship models.
Apple on the other hand is going to hike the price of iPhone 8 by offering some amazing features and there will be three different iPhones this year, if we are to believe the rumors. Google has confirmed that their expensive Pixel phones will continue with a Pixel 2 scheduled to be out in 2017. While battery life, camera quality and overall build have significantly improved, phones lack innovation in the past few years. It’s the huge price hike that buyers will witness this year and probably only those who buy them on a two year contract can bear the expensive models.