Although it is expected to be only a modest improvement over the Samsung Galaxy S8, we cannot help but be excited by the Galaxy S9’s presentation by the end of next month. Among the many rumors and questions that we hope to see addressed, one of the most important queries we have is, of course, with the price tag. However, we may not have to wait a month to obtain the products thanks to a new pricing announcement from South Korea.
According to the South Korean exit ETnews, a Samsung official confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S9 would cost 900,000 and 950,000 South Korean won. Although the article is not entirely clear, we expect that, based on the GSMArena reports, the last figure refers to the Samsung Galaxy S9 +, unlike a higher level S9 model.
If those numbers are correct, we could see the Samsung Galaxy S9 go for approximately $882.55 here in the US. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 plus would come in around $919.71 since a US dollar currently equates to just under 1.072 South Korean Won.
Those numbers are not far from the conversions of last year’s devices. The S8 ran 930,000 won, which is equivalent to around $820 US at the time of its launch. However, the US model ended up costing only $725, approximately $100 less than the conversion would suggest.
Either a tax discrepancy has caused the huge price gap or Samsung’s target price for the US. UU Have overlooked South Korea; it is clear that we must take these conversions with a grain of salt. Expect to pay from $780 to $880 for a Samsung GalaxyS9 this year. However, by the end of 2017, we could imagine that the price would be at the lower end of that spectrum.
The Samsung S9 is expected to include the new Snapdragon 845 SoC, dual cameras, advanced facial recognition technology and, yes, a headphone jack.