Although we expect the item to be a modest upgrade over the S8, we can’t help yet be excited for the Galaxy S9’s unveiling late next month. Among the many rumors in addition to questions we’re looking to see addressed, one of the biggest queries we have can be, of course, with the cost tag. We might not have to wait a month for the goods, however, thanks to a completely new pricing announcement out of South Korea.
According to the Korean outlet ETnews, a Samsung official confirmed the S9 will cost 950,000 in addition to 990,000 South Korean Won. While the article can be not totally clear, we expect, based off GSMArena’s reporting, the latter figure refers to the S9+, as opposed to a higher-tier S9 product.
If those figures are correct, we could see the S9 go for roughly $882.55 here inside the US, while the S9+ could come in at about $919.71, as one US dollar currently equates to just under 1,072 South Korean Won.
Those numbers aren’t too far off via conversions via last year’s devices. The S8 ran 930,000 won, which equaled about $820 US at the time of its Discharge. However, the US product ended up costing just $725, about $100 less than the conversion could suggest.
Whether a tax discrepancy caused the massive cost gap, or Samsung’s target cost for the US ignored the one in South Korea, we clearly need to take these conversions using a grain of salt. Expect to pay anywhere via $780 to $880 for an S9 This specific year. However, going off 2017, we could imagine the cost to be at the lower end of in which spectrum.
The S9 can be supposed to include the completely new Snapdragon 845 SoC, dual cameras, advanced facial recognition technology, in addition to, yes, a headphone jack.
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