The Samsung Galaxy S8 price is the only information we don’t know about for sure, despite the fact that pretty much everything else about the new phone has leaked.
The same goes for the rumored Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus price, which is bound to cost more money due to its larger screen size at a reported 6.2 inches. It may be massive in both size and price.
While we’ll find out more pricing information at Samsung Unpacked on Wednesday, we can confidently give you an idea of how much it may cost based on recent rumors and past history.
Samsung Galaxy S8 price in the US
- Predicted to be the same or slightly more than the Galaxy S7 price
- Carriers may sell it for around $27.92 a month on average
- New hardware could drive the price up by $1 to $2 a month
The Samsung Galaxy S8 price in the US is going to be the most confusing because it’ll launch through the major carriers like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.
That means there’ll be a whole range of prices, and all of them will be broken down into monthly payments. These aren’t two-year contracts, according to the networks – but they really are.
AT&T is likely to price the Galaxy S8 at $23.17 a month for 30 months – or slightly more, while Verizon’s phone may have a comparable cost of $28 a month over the course of 24 months.
Sprint may charge around $25.99 a month for 24 months, like it did with the S7 launch and still offer a $199 two-year contract, which is rare among the American carriers.
T-Mobile may stick with $27.92 a month with a $27.83 down payment, even if the rest choose to go with a slight price increase. T-Mobile likes to undercut its competitors every which way.
We expect much of the same S8 pricing formula. Samsung’s prices have remained pretty static over the years. At the same time, the S8 will include superior features to drive the monthly price up a dollar or two.
Samsung Galaxy S8 unlocked in the US
- Usually takes four months to launch SIM-free version
- The S7 was $669 and the S7 Edge was $769
- Rumors point to a higher price for the S8 and S8 Plus
Everyone who hates contract commitments and confusing monthly plans will be wondering: will there be a Samsung Galaxy S8 unlocked version? In the US, the answer is just as complicated.
Samsung is likely to released an unlocked Galaxy S8 phone four months after the initial carrier launches. That’s what happened with the Note 5. That’s what happened with the S7.
The Galaxy S7 eventually launched SIM-free at $669, which was about the full price that carriers sell it at under lock and key. The Note 7 didn’t make it this long before exploding.
However, we don’t expect the new phone to cost quite that much. Direction conversion are hardly reliable, and though the price may increase, $867 or $36.12 monthly seems too high. At least for the entry-level variant.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus price in the US
That Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is rumored to sport a 6.2-inch display and nearly identical specs, so we expect it to cost $100 more than the “normal-sized” 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S8.
The price could reflect how much we paid for the S7 Edge at launch, which was $32.49 a month through T-Mobile, $33 a month through Verizon and $31.25 via Sprint – all over 24 months. AT&T was the only outlier because it cost $26.50 a month for 30 months.
The S7 Edge price was $769 when it finally came out in an unlocked variant in the US, although the recent price leak mentioned a price of €899 ($975). Again, this seems like an inflated and therefore, possibly incorrect price.
Samsung Galaxy S8 price in the UK
Phone prices have been climbing in the UK, and with the inevitable specs bump of the Samsung Galaxy S8, it may be the perfect storm to charge you more money.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will be even more, with one leak giving it a price of £780 based on the €899 leak. That’s up from the S7 Edge price of £640. Bigger screens, bigger prices.
Samsung Galaxy S8 price in Australia
It’s hard to say if you’ll be paying any more for the Samsung Galaxy S8 in Australia. The S7 Edge costs AU$900, but is rumored to rise to AU$1,149 or AU$1,115.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus price is speculated to be $1,255, a slight increase to the Galaxy S7 Edge launch price of $1,249.
These prices could be off a bit since the leaked cost was translated from Euros, but one thing is certain: The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be an expensive phone with its top-end-specs, no matter where you are in the world.