With all the new features expected to come to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, is Samsung going to price its new phones out of your budget? We examine the Galaxy S8 UK price rumours.
A lot has happened in 2016 that could affect the price of a new Samsung phone, from Brexit to the spectacular failure of the Galaxy Note 7. With big things expected to come to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, how will this affect the Galaxy S8 price? We examine the Galaxy S8 UK price rumours.
Samsung Galaxy S8 UK price: How much will the Galaxy S8 cost?
Samsung Galaxy S8 UK price: £599 (TBC)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus UK price: £669 (TBC)
It’s no surprise that early rumours are often based on pure speculation. So on one hand you have people saying the Galaxy S8 will cost more than the Galaxy S7 as Samsung looks to recoup its profits, and on the other you have people saying it will cost the same as the Galaxy S7. So what is the truth?
If prices remain consistent with the 2016 S-series, the Galaxy S8 will start at £569 for the 32GB model and the Galaxy S8 Plus will start at £639 for the 32GB model. Ideally, we think Samsung would hope to keep its prices the same. However, it has lost a lot of money over the Note 7. It wouldn’t be unreasonable for the company to raise its prices in line with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Plus at launch, which were £599 and £669.
That theory is in line with the first actual rumour we’ve heard of the Galaxy S8 price. According to a Weibo post (albeit with no evidence to back up the claim), the Galaxy S8 will cost $850, which converts to around £673 at the time of writing. Although it wasn’t mentioned, we’d expect to pay a £70 premium for the Galaxy S8 Plus, putting its price at around £669.