Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra to launch in the US for higher than expected prices
Over the weekend, Roland Quandt revealed European pricing for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung's next flagship smartphones. As we discussed separately, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ will be as expensive as their predecessors, with the Galaxy S22 Ultra coming in at €50 cheaper than the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The latter will launch with 4 GB less RAM than the Galaxy S21 Ultra did, though.
Reputedly, US pricing changes between the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22 series will not follow those leaked by Quandt. Instead, the Galaxy S22 series will start at US$100 more across the board than their Galaxy S21 counterparts. Specifically, the Galaxy S22 will launch for US$899 and the Galaxy S22+ at US$1,099. By contrast, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will start at US$1,299.
Incidentally, the Galaxy S21 series launched in the Eurozone at €849, €1,049 and €1,249 for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra, respectively. It is unclear why Samsung would increase prices in the US and not in the Eurozone. Potentially, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 could be more expensive to source than the Exynos 2200, although Samsung has released past Galaxy S and Galaxy Note generations in North America with Snapdragon SoCs.
The Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra will all launch on February 9 at a Galaxy Unpacked event. Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy Tab S8 series too, starting from 15:00 UTC.
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