Monday, January 30, 2023

Samsung will follow in the footsteps of Apple in Europe: the Galaxy S23 will cost more than its predecessors

If you expected the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra to cost the same as their predecessors, we have bad news. Roland Quandt, editor at WinFuture and who usually reveals information about upcoming devices from the most popular manufacturers, has leaked the different versions and prices of the new Samsung flagships, which will arrive with a significant increase not only compared to last year’s models, but also compared to the price in the United States.

If Quandt’s data is correct, the base model of the Samsung Galaxy S23, which will have 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, will cost 959 euros. They are, in particular, 100 euros more than what the Galaxy S22 cost with the same configuration, whose starting price was 859 euros. The Galaxy S23+ in its most basic configuration, with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB internal memory, will be priced at 1,209 euros. Its predecessor, the Galaxy S22 Plus, went on sale for 1,109 euros, so the company has also increased the cost of this model by 100 euros.

The 8GB and 256GB Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, on the other hand, will cost 150 euros more than the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which hit the market for 1,259 euros. The most powerful Samsung model, therefore, will be priced at 1,409 euros. These are the different versions and prices of the new Samsung smartphones.

  • Galaxy S23 with 8GB + 128GB: 959 euro.
  • Galaxy S23 with 8GB + 256GB: 1,019 euros.
  • Galaxy S23 Plus with 8GB + 256GB: 1,209 euros.
  • S23 Plus with 8GB + 512GB: 1,329 euros.
  • S23 Ultra with 8GB + 256GB: 1,409 euros.
  • S23 Ultra with 12GB + 512GB: 1,589 euros.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 will cost the same as the Galaxy S22 in the United States

Samsung Galaxy S23

Curiously, and according to 9to5Google, Samsung will not raise the prices of the Galaxy S23 in the United States, where the base version would cost about $799; the Plus model with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of memory, $999; and the Galaxy S23 Ultra in its base version (with 8 GB + 256 GB), for 1,199 euros. While there are no details as to why the company has increased its prices in Europe, it is likely due to a strategy similar to the one that Apple carried out with the launch of the iPhone 14.

The Cupertino firm, specifically, increased the prices of its new iPhone models to offset the parity of the dollar against the eurosomething that harmed the company by not being able to obtain more income from the sales of its mobile phones in the European market, since the dollar has always been above the euro.

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