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Report: Galaxy S9 to carry £100 premium over the S8 in the UK

Flagship phones aren’t getting any cheaper, and the Galaxy S9 is expected to command a higher price tag compared to the Galaxy S8 to continue that tradition. While prices will vary according to market, a new report is shedding light on the kind of premium the S9 could command over its predecessor in the UK. Citing a source in the “UK mobile phone deals industry,” TechRadar says the S9 will be £100 more expensive than the Galaxy S8.

Galaxy S9 to carry £100 premium over the S8 in the UK

The S8 launched in the UK for £689, so the S9 would start at £789. That’s for the standard Galaxy S9, so one can assume the Galaxy S9+ will have an even more significant price hike over the S8+, since it’s expected to be more of an upgrade than the regular S9 thanks to features such as a dual rear camera and 6GB of RAM. The Galaxy S9 will also have a “reimagined camera,” one that will have a variable aperture and features such as “super slow-mo video recording,” but all that might not be enough to justify the asking price.

Again, the phone may not command the same kind of premium in all markets, although it certainly looks like every day brings us a new reason for why we shouldn’t be too excited for the smaller of Samsung’s upcoming flagships. Apple has long been derided for keeping the good stuff exclusive to its plus-size iPhone models, and Samsung is all set to copy its arch-rival on that front, with a higher price tag to boot.

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woody365
woody365

And I’m still paying off my S7 edge. :/

JSH1973
JSH1973

if the rumours of a 999 euro price tag at launch for the S9+ are true then I reckon it is just a way of trying to push sales of Note 8 for a couple of months and then the S9+ will drop about 150

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

This is way too much money for phones that are never supported properly and will not be supported at all in just three years. If they charge this kind of money, they better be prepared to back it up with good support and after sales customer care, which they’re NOT doing at the moment.

It’s simply much more sensible to buy a two-year old flagship at this point. Sure, it will be out of support soon but it’s MUCH cheaper and the new fancy overpriced flagship will not be supported for much longer to justify the cost.

Bigsmoke79
Bigsmoke79

Haha go for it Samsung just try and price it £789! people like tech and new things but they aren’t complete mugs (just ask Apple) why would anyone pay £789 when you can get the S8 for almost half the price? plus your software updates are a disgrace! expecting people to fork out £800 to get delayed software updates and security patches etc

Happens every year Samsung releases new phone at whatever price and it literally falls in price week after week after.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

The S6 edge+ was £819 at launch. people seem to forget that the S7s took a nose dive in pricing. It did get discounted greatly after a couple of months, but at launch. it was in the £800s.
I think they’ll drop the price too – they ought to.

brendonx
brendonx

People aren’t comete mugs? Just ask Apple?

Have you seen the price of the iPhone X? And have you seen the stand out feature? Yup animoji wow nice cools stand out feature for £1k

Lukasz1536
Lukasz1536

What can I say … I won’t buy S8 (2018). My S8 works good for me, so it is pointless to change it for the same phone. Maybe Note 9 will be better.

waquzy
waquzy

£789 a bit too dear for me. I just got the S8 for £520 and I think it will do me good for at least another year or so

MStuart
MStuart

The S7 retailed for £569 just a couple of years ago, to put things into perspective.

It’s OK, since I’m not paying a cent for a distorted screen and a fp reader on the back anyway.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

The S6 edge+ retailed in the £800s (£819 I think) – that is the perspective you need, this is not the most outrageous thing to come out of Samsung – wish I had thought about it before making my own comment below – but the price will drop, just like the S6 edge+ did

oggi21
oggi21

What about less price and higher support ?!

maartenverbunt
maartenverbunt

They will juist shoot themselfs in the foot. Just look at Apple, they sold far less phones as expected. They just overpriced their product as well. While many people want the latest and greatest, they too have a financial limit on how much they are willing to spend. The ones that often buy the latest and greatest are also often the ones that switch phones each year. I guess, with those high prices on their flagship, people are going to think twice before they buy in to the new phones.

Ogishi
Ogishi

Though this is very natrual, I still say Samsung seems pretty confident.

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

Samsung you’re on drugs. Snap out of it.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Like I said before, the s9 is going to be a glorified si with maybe a slightly faster CPU and back camera but rest is old s8 components!!! 4gb ram 64 GB storages etc…

No way they can justify 100 more, should be 100 less for such a rubbish phone

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I think the UK gets ripped off enough! Jus because we have our own currency shouldn’t mean companies should charge us extortionate prices for goods. I long for the day where tech will be direct currency converts with marginal, +/- $10 differences, there shouldn’t be a $150-$180 differences between products just because you live over a border.

Fremenos
Fremenos

Not only your country have it’s own currency and not only one that is getting ripped off. Trust me. They will ask for more every time and nothing is going to stop them as people will still buy it anyway. Not as many but the price will cover some of it.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

No offensive, but the UK is still an influential economy, so things like not getting the A8+ or any sort of pre order bonus while still costing more than neighbouring Europe is pretty insulting (as a techy). I get this is not a big deal for many, and people will still keep buying it because it is in line with Apple’s pricing – which is ‘Apple’ and that is justification enough apparently – the majority of the public (here) do not know enough about tech to know its getting ridiculously expensive. Just wish Samsung would make more of effort with… Read more »