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Samsung tipped to give the Galaxy S series a price cut for next year's S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra

A render of the Galaxy S21 series, according to Ice Universe. (Image source: Ice Universe)
A render of the Galaxy S21 series, according to Ice Universe. (Image source: Ice Universe)
Samsung is planning to drop the price of its Galaxy S series, according to reports from South Korea. The price cut will be effective across the Galaxy S series, with the S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra set to be US$100-US$150 cheaper than their predecessors. The reduction would mean that the Galaxy S21 series would start at US$850-US$899, rather than US$999.

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Samsung has taken a beating from the likes of OnePlus and Xiaomi when it comes to price in the last few years, but reports from South Korea claim that it will be responding in 2021. Apparently, the Galaxy S21 series will start at US$850 or US$899, which would be a US$100 to US$150 discount on this year's Galaxy S20 series.

This reduction would not be felt across the Galaxy S21 series too, rather than just with the entry-level model. Accordingly, the S21 Plus is tipped to start at US$1,050 or US$1,099, with the S21 Ultra priced at US$1,250 or US$1,299. These prices are by no means low, but they are more palatable than the US$1,199 and US$1,399 that Samsung originally charged for the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra, respectively.

Samsung may offer 4G variants of the S21 and S21 Plus too, so these may end up being even cheaper, as is the case with the S20 FE. Sadly, Samsung is thought to have designed the S21 with a plastic back panel, like it has done with the S20 FE and Note 20. The S20 has a glass back, by contrast, so the switch to plastic for the S21 may mitigate this price reduction, somewhat.

The Galaxy S21 series is expected to be announced in January 2021. The series will probably receive Exynos and Qualcomm chipsets too, although it is unclear whether both chipsets will arrive in Europe.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-12- 1 (Update: 2020-12- 3)