There are less than three weeks separating now and February 11, when Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event will be held. The Samsung Galaxy S series flagships including the 5G models are going to be launched at that event. The latest rumor is about the expected prices of the models. This has come from Max Weinbach who has been quite active on this Samsung smartphone launch and the prices quoted are in Euros. If these are the final prices, then Samsung has certainly gone in for higher prices for its flagships this year. The prices start around $1000 (€900) for the base Samsung Galaxy S20 5G model.
Hinted Prices of the Different Models
According to Max Weinbach, the prices will start from €900 for the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G and depend on the storage combination. At the next level, the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G handset could be priced between €1,050-€1,100 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is likely to cost €1,300 ($1440). It is certainly due to the 5G element that the prices have been jacked. The rumor says the 4G versions of the models (the Ultra model has only 5G) will be priced at €100 cheaper. If you consider the top price at $1,440 for the Samsung Galaxy Ultra 5G, you will have to add VAT when sold in the US. The European prices quoted here include VAT. The expectation is that Samsung may follow a different policy for the US market and the prices for the US market will be a tad lower.
So just heard S20 prices. Expect these to be lower than listed but at the moment we are expecting:
S20 5G: €900-1000
S20+ 5G: €1050-1100
S20 Ultra 5G: €1300
Galaxy Z Flip is supposed to be about €1400 but I expect that to change before launch.
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) January 20, 2020
There are also reports that Samsung may opt to release only the 5G models in countries where 5G service is operational leaving no option with the buyers.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip to Cost €1,400
The tweet by Max Weinbach includes the indication that the foldable device Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G model will be sold in Europe at €1,400 ($1,550). This is much higher than the $860 that some of the recent rumors had indicated. However, it must also be added that this low price for the foldable device was being predicted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 760 processor whereas now, the expectation is the processor will be the Snapdragon 855 SoC. It also has to be borne in mind that the first foldable device from Samsung costs around $2,000.
These doubts will be cleared by Samsung at the launch event on February 11, 2020. The launch itself is to be held in San Francisco and therefore the operative prices for the US will be announced there.