Pricing details of the Samsung Galaxy S10 phones revealed, fully-loaded model could cost almost US$1500
Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 phones have leaked pretty comprehensively over the past few months, and there isn't much we don't know about the phones' general specifications at this point. Potential pricing details have been elusive, though. Until now, that is, as a new report gives us a first look at the price tags the S10 phones are supposed to carry in Europe.
According to the source, the Galaxy S10 Lite (6/128 GB) will be priced at 779 Euros; the S10 (6/128 GB) at 929 Euros; the S10 (8/512 GB) at 1179 Euros; the S10 Plus (6/128 GB) at 1049 Euros; the S10 Plus (8/512 GB) at1299 Euros; and the S10 Plus (12/1 TB) at 1599 Euros.
Of course, European pricing accounts for VAT, which is generally about 20%. Taking 20% off the prices and converting to USD would yield a price list akin to this.
- S10 Lite (6/128 GB): US$720
- S10 (6/128 GB): US$845
- S10 (8/512 GB): US$1,075
- S10 Plus (6/128 GB): US$955
- S10 Plus (8/512 GB): US$1,180
- S10 Plus (12/1 TB): US$1,455
Of course, these prices are just estimates, but we'd be surprised if the final US pricing wasn't in the ballpark of the above figures.
By these MSRPs, we expected the S10 and S10 Plus with 6/128 GB to be the most popular models, as the higher memory SKUs don't justify the US$200 differentials. There's also the fact that 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB is more than enough for most users today.
The S10 Plus at over US$1400 would be in the same price bracket as the 512 GB iPhone XS Max. Just what we need: more ridiculously priced phones.