FP crewJan 25, 2023 12:08:09 IST
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S23 series is one of the most anticipated smartphones that is set to be launched in 2023. While many details about the smartphone have been leaked over the past couple of months, details about the potential pricing of the devices have been murky at best.
There have been rumors that the devices will see a significant price hike all over the world, but there have not been any details to substantiate these claims.
However, a new leak seems to validate previous rumors – Samsung’s new flagship devices will be much more expensive than the outgoing Galaxy S22 series.
The base variant of the Galaxy S23, 8GB + 128GB, will cost around €959, about €100 more than the base variant of the S22. The 8GB + 256GB variant will see a similar price hike and will be priced at €1,019.
The base S23+ variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will again see a price hike of €100 and is priced at €1,209, while the 8GB + 512GB variant will be priced at €1,329.
For the Ultra series, the 8GB + 256GB variant will cost €1,409, while the 12GB + 512GB variant will cost €1,589. The Ultra series will see a price hike of €150.
Keep in mind that all of these prices will be applicable in Spain, so you can expect the main Eurozone prices to be slightly lower due to differences in VAT.
As for the S23 series prices in India, the Samsung Galaxy S23 is expected to cost around Rs. 75,000 for the basic 8GB + 128GB version. The Galaxy S23 Plus is expected to start at Rs 80,000) for the 8GB + 256GB variant. As the top tier Galaxy S23 Ultra series, Samsung may price the device around Rs 1,10,000 for the base 8GB + 256 variant.
It seems that Samsung has had to price its devices higher than what users and even Samsung expected, mainly due to supply chain issues with components and global inflation. However, if those prices turn out to be accurate, Samsung’s pre-order deals should take the sting out of the increased prices, up to a point.