Samsung with 500E price and 1 year old phone still out beats all phones on the market with similar or higher price range older or newer in terms of everything spec-wise and newest android.If the S8 has a smooth UI,same quality or even better than the S7 then why not.Plus the price will drop in few months so others can be able to buy it.
They want to recover the lost of the note 7. That is what i think.
sorry but even s7 edge is still better than s8 for the half of the price, even less than a half!!
The only way I'd pay that much for S8 is if it absolutely blew everything else out of the water. I'm talking performance, camera, clean UI, BATTERY LIFE. And it has to be a big win, not just better.
Otherwise I might have to switch to Huawei. They been killin it in the 400-600 price range
mir, 26 Mar 2017Ever noticed the "delayed" status?XZ Premium is not delayed ... it's SONY's usual announcement / release practice. and it has nothing to do with SD835 availability . Just check out when Xperia X Performance , Z3+ and Z2 where available to the market ? it was always mid-june !
As a SONY fan I wouldn't bother much with those phones from MWC , because something much better than this could come out at IFA , and will be released in two to three weeks after that.
razerblade, 26 Mar 2017Haha. Sure i'll stick with my galaxy s3 since no real features come !! And if tou ask some one... moreThe s4 actually had a lot more features than the newers, and s voice was smarter to communicate with than today.
They are virtually giving them away for free. I will take three different colours to match my different outfits....
You guys from North America and Europe are lucky..
Flagships cost 700, 800 or 900 for you..
People from South America, Africa and big part of Asia have less money and things here cost much more...
We pay at least 120% more for any smartphone compared to you.
A5 2016 US$ 600
XA US$ 540
Moto G4 Plus US$ 430
Iphone 7, S7 Edge, XZ, Z5 Premium, Zenfone 3 Deluxe all come at least US$ 1200
All the flagships here are still more than 1000 dollars
''However, Samsung missed out on some upgrades. Notably, the Galaxy S8 will be one of the few 2017 flagships with a single main camera.''
majority doesn't care for such gimmicks ... dual cam it's actually a big downgrade imo , and I believe even this poll of yours gmsarena will show exactly that people don't like those useless gimmicks which are forced upon customers . I believe that no-one want's their phone to look ugly especially if there is no benefit to it .
Fortunately we now have other players like Huawei or Oneplus so we don't have to rely on Samsung only.
Good price for me. Because samsung is far better than crappy overpriced iphone and pixel. So the price is reasonnable : )
Haha. Sure i'll stick with my galaxy s3 since no real features come !! And if tou ask some one what's the difference between s6,s7,s5 and s4 the answer would be nothing
Davood57, 26 Mar 2017You buy S8 for around 1000 euro sure you will make Samsung daring enough to price the next S s... moreJust don't buy it if you don't like the price. I'm sure a lot of people will buy S8 / S8+ even at $1000+ since they won't be paying the whole amount right away (2 year contract, subsidized by carrier, you only pay like $200-400). I won't be buying S8 since got S7 at a nice price, no carrier subsidies here in my country.
After much consideration i decided the lack of an extended storage option ruled out the Pixel XL in my upgrade decision. The same will likely apply to the Galaxy S8 i fear, also the price is no incentive either. The G6 my likely upgrade from my current G3 in a few weeks.
geordie81, 26 Mar 2017i agree, the S7Edge had a bill of materials at around $250, i expect this thing to come in aro... moreOf course there's other costs that go into a product besides the sum of it's material cost which all get added into the final cost in some proportion. R&D, marketing, duties, and on and on all go into the retail price of a product. Who knows how much profit they make on each device but it won't be a lot that's why they need to sell millions of them to make a profit.
What the hell is wrong with Samsung?
are they trying to make everything back from Note 7 and more?
or thinking everyone is now making 6 digits salary?
Like apple/pixel with big memory or sony premium will be for less. Samsung at least makes it futuristic and every part is better than before, bringing top hw/sw to phone. I cannot imagine buying device for that price with mono audio recording, obsolete camera UI, same looks as older gen., without new "gears"/sensors,.... Also if samsung add pen support, you can hardly say something as its one of few features, no other phone has. This phone got newest tech worth a lot money, its not just improved camera+processor device.