The Samsung Galaxy S11 range was always going to be expensive, but it looks like the prices might be even higher than they were for the Samsung Galaxy S10 range.
Max Weinbach (opens in new tab) (a reliable leaker) has shared what he claims are the European prices for the range, with the Samsung Galaxy S11 5G (or S20 5G as it's called here) apparently coming in at €900-1,000, the Galaxy S11 Plus 5G listed as €1,050-1,100, and the Galaxy S11 Ultra 5G supposedly costing €1,300.
4G models will apparently be around €100 less in each case, and while these prices might not sound too huge for flagships, don’t forget that with the addition of the S11 Ultra at the top of the range, the base Samsung Galaxy S11 is likely to take the place of the Samsung Galaxy S10e, with the S11 Plus potentially being the ‘standard’ spec model rather than the premium one.
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So just heard S20 prices. Expect these to be lower than listed but at the moment we are expecting:S20 5G: €900-1000S20+ 5G: €1050-1100S20 Ultra 5G: €1300Galaxy Z Flip is supposed to be about €1400 but I expect that to change before launch.January 20, 2020
These prices are all also likely only the starting prices according to Weinbach, with costs potentially rising for more storage and RAM.
Of course, a price in euros won’t be super useful if you live elsewhere in the world, but based on Samsung’s past form the US price is likely to be more or less identical, while the price in pounds will probably be £50-100 less than the euro price for each model.
That said, Weinbach added that these prices seem a little high, saying in a follow-up tweet that he guesses the US pricing will be around $850, $950 or $1,200, for the S11 5G, S11 Plus 5G and S11 Ultra 5G respectively.
That would actually make the starting price lower than that of the Samsung Galaxy S10, but if the S11 is essentially the S11e in all but name, that could make sense.
Whatever the case, these phones are bound to be expensive, but not as expensive as the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 (or Samsung Galaxy Z Flip as it looks likely to be called), as Weinbach added that this is currently “supposed to be about €1,400”, though he claims that will probably change before launch.
Whether the price would go up or down is unclear, as that price – high as it is – would already see the Fold 2 substantially undercut the $1,980 / £1,900 / AU$2,999 launch price of the original Samsung Galaxy Fold. But then this is expected to be a smaller, potentially less premium phone, so that makes sense.
With all of these handsets expected to land on February 11, we should know the truth about their pricing very soon.
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