We know the Samsung Galaxy S23 phones will be announced on February 1, but we’re not sure how much they’ll cost just yet. A new leak reveals the starting prices of these phones in the US.
well-known informant @RGcloudS (opens in a new tab) on Twitter (via notebook check (opens in a new tab)) released pricing for two Galaxy S23 models, two Galaxy S23 Plus models, and three Galaxy S23 Ultra models — that’s pretty much all of them, though one S23 Plus model does seem to be missing.
Samsung seems to have managed to match last year’s Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus prices with the new models, though it looks like the Galaxy S23 Ultra will be more expensive than its predecessor (although the cheapest model does come with double the internal storage).
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According to the source, the Galaxy S23 will start at $799 for a model with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, and $849 for a model with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM.
As for the Plus model, it will cost $999 for 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, and $1,049 for 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. We think there will also be a 512GB version, but that’s not mentioned here.
Finally, the S23 Ultra is expected to cost $1,249 (256GB of storage, 8GB of RAM), $1,349 (512GB of storage, 12GB of RAM), or $1,499 (1TB of storage, 12GB of RAM). The Galaxy S22 Ultra starts at $1,199 with 128GB of storage.
Analysis: Pricing Pressure
So far, most of the rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S23 have suggested that the phones will cost more than their Galaxy S22 counterparts — with inflationary pressures, the ongoing battle with the coronavirus pandemic, and several other factors conspiring to drive prices upwards. .
Now it looks like Samsung may hit last year’s prices, at least on the standard S23 and Plus models. Company executives may have decided to cut margins to avoid driving prices up.
This is understandable – economic conditions are not very healthy in most parts of the world right now, and people do pay very close attention to their budgets. It’s not easy to justify big spending on smartphone upgrades these days.
We didn’t include the international currency conversions above because it’s unlikely Samsung will use them. If the prices of the two cheaper phones remain the same across the board, the standard model will be £769/AU$1,249 and the Plus model will be £949/$1,549.