Other alternative : when sammy to launch the S9 is time to buy a S8...
The pound has since crashed compared to previous Galaxy launches. Prices of imported electronics are much higher now.
A great alternative, as said in the new, is an S7 Edge.Actual, great camera, waterproof and much more features.
Too expensive for the new flagship it's getting released at a good timing before likes of Nokia and Sony's flagships but may not perform as well in being competitively priced later half of year. Will still sell anyway just as how iphone still sells for the brand name