One of the most talked-about rumors of the Galaxy S9 has been its price, which has been reported to be close to $1,000. There was a sliver of hope it wouldn’t be quite so expensive, but a new leak has confirmed our fears: the Galaxy S9 is going to be as, if not more expensive than, the Note 8.
Noted leaker Evan Blass posted on Twitter the price for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The S9 will go for £841 and the S9 Plus will cost £997. Before your freak out at the prospect of paying that much money for a phone, Samsung always changes the price when it imports the device to the U.S. It is never an exact number for number currency conversion.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 22, 2018
The Note 8 for instance, cost £999 (which converts to $1,395), but only cost $950 in the U.S. With that said, the new S9 devices are going to see a big price increase.
We don’t have an exact dollar figure yet; however, it’s almost guaranteed the S9 Plus will cost about $950. Its pound pricing is essentially the same as the Note 8. The Galaxy S8 Plus, for comparison, cost $850 last year.
Samsung may not be ready to break the $1,000 barrier with the S9 Plus, but it is setting the stage to do so with the Note 9 later this year if it follows the same price increase.
There is some good news. The smaller S9 will stay away from the $1,000 barrier for the time being. Seeing as Samsung is raising the price of its flagships by $100, the S9 should come in at $850.
Samsung is announcing the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, pricing included, at Mobile World Congress on February 25.