Samsung Galaxy S23 price could mean bad news in some countries
The official launch date of Samsung’s Galaxy S23 smartphone is approaching, and while the respective specifications of the devices have been fully confirmed through leaks, the pricing structure of the lineup remains the same. subject of much speculation.
we recently reported on leaked Verizon documents suggest that SamsungGalaxy S23Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra will cost the same as theirs SamsungGalaxy S22 partners in the United States (i.e. $799.99, $999.99 and $1,199.99). The bad news is that it doesn’t look like Samsung will adopt the same philosophy globally.
Reference material Galaxy S23 prices are high in both Korea and Australia circulated on the web a few weeks ago, but a new report (opens in a new tab) Trusted tipster Roland Quandt points out that customers in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium will also face the attractive price tag of the Galaxy S23.
According to Quandt, the Galaxy S23 price will increase by up to €300 (approximately $325 / £260) compared to its predecessor in these European regions, which will mark the largest generational price increase in Samsung Galaxy history. .
Price S23 from a Spanish retailer:S23 8/128 959 EuroS23 8/256 1019 EuroS23+ 8/256 1209 EuroS23+ 8/512 1329 EuroS23 Ultra 8/256 1409 EuroS23 Ultra 12/512 1589 EuroJanuary 24, 2023
It goes without saying that these suggested European Galaxy S23 prices are steep compared to their US equivalents, but mobile phone prices have been steadily increasing in non-US regions over the past year. several years now, due to the strength of the US dollar against more volatile international currencies.
For instance, in Turkey and India, the Galaxy S23 price is even higher than in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. According to Quandt, the starting price for the cheapest Galaxy S23 model will be 50,000 Turkish lira – which equates to around $2,660 / $2,145 / $3,740, which is a small fortune.
If you are not satisfied with the price of the S23 Series in your country, try buying one in Turkey for a change. Listing on a price comparison site linked to the official store for Turkey. 50K TL for 128GB S23. You do math. Oh. pic.twitter.com/7CxKdB9YPmJanuary 27, 2023
Therefore, it is almost certain that the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra will indeed be much cheaper in the US than elsewhere in the world. We haven’t heard a lot of details on pricing for this lineup in the UK yet, but we bet Samsung will launch its new phone in the UK with prices somewhere in the middle of the US figures. United States and Europe.
In any case, we will be able to verify the accuracy of these numbers when the Galaxy S23 series is officially announced in Samsung unpacked 2023 (starts at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm GMT on February 1st or 5am AEDT on February 2nd in Australia).
Analysis: There are still many interesting things
The good news for potential Galaxy S23 customers in every region is that Quandt’s report corroborates nearly all of the exciting feature leaks we’ve reported in recent weeks.
For example, all three Galaxy S23 models have 120Hz screens, with the Galaxy S23 offering a 6.1-inch display, the Galaxy S23 Plus upgrading to a 6.6-inch display, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra offering an even 6.8-inch display. even bigger. inch screen (and stylus).
In terms of configuration, each variant of the Galaxy S23 is said to start with 8GB of RAM, with the vanilla model having 128GB of storage, and both the S23 Plus and S23 Ultra models with 256GB. The standard S23 will also be available in a 256GB model, while its more expensive siblings can be bumped up to 512GB (the larger variant of the Ultra will also have 12GB of RAM).
When it comes to cameras, the Ultra matches a 200MP + 12MP + 10MP triple-lens rear setup, while the S23 and S23 Plus will swap that 200MP primary sensor for a 50MP equivalent sensor. All three models will also appear to have a 12MP selfie camera.
We secretly believe Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series will launch on February 17, though we’ll know for sure after the company’s upcoming Unpacked event. Incidentally, Samsung’s S23 reservation page (opens in a new tab) is still open for pre-orders and you should mark that you will receive a small gift $50 store credit if you commit to purchase one of its shiny new devices.