New leak reveals massive price tags for the Samsung Galaxy S20 series
We're just over two weeks away from Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event that will see the unveiling of the much-lauded Galaxy S20 series. There's not much we don't know about the phones already—bar price—but even that may have changed now.
A new leak has revealed the pricing details of the Samsung Galaxy S20 line, and things are, well...complicated. Going by the leak, from leakster Ishan Agarwal, the S20 phones will start at €899 for the 4G S20, €999 for the 5G S20, €1,099 for the S20+ 5G, and €1,349 for the base 128 GB S20 Ultra 5G.
Those prices are for the EU, obviously, so how do they convert into freedom units? Taking a look at the S10 series pricing is a good way to go about it.
While one would assume that Euros should be converted into dollars and, perhaps, a 20% VAT deducted to get pricing in the US, that doesn't appear to be the case here. With the Galaxy S10 phones, Samsung completely ignored every conversion, and sold the phones at the same prices in different currencies. The S10e, for example, had a price tag of €750 and US$750 in the EU and US respectively.
That effectively means the pricing for the phones in the US will likely be as follows.
- S20 4G: US$899
- S20 5G: US$999
- S20+ 5G: US$1,099
- S20 Ultra 5G: US$1,349
Going by this, the S20 4G will have the same price tag as the S10. Considering the much-improved software it's been touted to feature, that's a nice touch from Samsung. The 5G model will, of course, be more expensive. It'll be interesting to see if Samsung offers a 4G model of the S20+ at US$999, as that could turn out to be the most popular model.
The S20 Ultra 5G's listed price tag of US$1,349 is said to be for the base model with just 128 GB of storage. Going by rumors, there could be a model with 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM. We wouldn't be surprised if it came with a price tag in the region of US$1,699.
It's important to note that Samsung's pricing tends to be a bit lower than most leaks claim it will be.