Research suggests Galaxy S5 price could fall by 24% in three months

Flagship smartphones in recent times usually launch with sky-high price tags attached to them, making many consumers wait for a few months so that they can purchase a particular device at a lower rate. Samsung’s flagships, like the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, followed a similar trend wherein their prices dropped considerably a month or two after launch. According to data put together by UK price comparison firm Idealo, the same will be the case with the Galaxy S5 – the fifth-generation will see its price fall by 24 percent within three months after launch.

Idealo has based its prediction on the data on the previous three Galaxy S iterations. The Galaxy S III’s original launch price was affected the most after a few months of availability. The Galaxy S II and Galaxy S4 fared better, but still succumbed to the gradual decrease in prices; that, of course, is what we as consumers want to see happen, so if you’ve been saving up for Samsung’s highly anticipated upcoming flagship smartphone, you might just want to hold for at least a month or two before spending your hard-earned cash on the device (which might be rather difficult considering how awesome the Galaxy S5 is building up to be.)



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3 years 2 months ago

When new devices come out with higher specs, of course older devices with lower specs will see a price drop. The idea is that those who sell devices know that consumers tend to look for what products give the best value for their money, and only Apple, with no other iOS device makers can hold prices artificially high for the specs on the device.

So, 5.25 inch phone, quad-core or oct-core processor starts off at $800 or $900(non-contract price). Three months later, we see 5.5 inch devices with similar specs, and the price will drop due to the smaller screen. That is NORMAL.

Now, the thing that may change this a bit is that if Samsung does have a 2560×1440 or 2560×1600 display and no one else does, the price may stay up a bit higher. It is all about how well the device can compete, and how popular it is and remains. The Android phone market is very competitive, so device makers and product vendors KNOW they need to keep things balanced. If Samsung can establish enough hype and keep it up instead of it falling off after the initial launch, that will change things a bit.

3 years 2 months ago

cause it going to be sucks

3 years 2 months ago

The Galaxy S2 was really amazing. In some cases you can find it at a higher price than the S3.