Sylvester20007, 24 Mar 2017Some of us do not mind getting every new phone and others of us are working on a different cyc... moreA fingerprint reader is a lot more convenient to use than an iris scanner!
Do you... really need to buy a new phone every second year, is that good for the environment, life on planet Earth?
Sylvester20007, 24 Mar 2017A flagship killer requires all the features of its target at a cheaper price. None of the bran... moreA "flagship killer" is any cheap Android that can do everything that the flagship, S8..., can do, even though not exactly as "good", great camera but not super great and lagfree gaming but not as high results on pointless "speed cpu/gpu tests"... and ...!
"Good enough" is accomplished by almost every cheap Android today, so bying an expensive flagship is only all about "look at me" I am "successful" because a own a "flagship"!
so looks like only S8+ 128GB will come with 6GB RAM...
you better release that overprice crap in NA / Europe as well
since you cant play with storage space like iphone does (due to android / competition)
now you guys are playing with memory? even $450 OP3 / OP3T got 6GB
quit playing with your customers
Eu countries have different rates of VAT, so there is no reason phones should cost the same in every EU member state.
Samsung have reportedly been having low yields from it's 10nm chip fabrication process so the Exynos 8895 and Qualcom 835 SOCs are costing more to make. Larger display panels are more expensive to make. It therefore isn't surprising this phone would be more expensive than the S7. The iPhone 8 is also rumoured to likely be more expensive.
so many unnecessary apps that cant be deleted
and keeps running on the background making it so laggy
If we look closely,we can see that the only new innovation and improvement on the s8 was only design and price.samsung you ask too much for many gimmick reason
techlover1, 24 Mar 2017Well, they are slightly exaggerating now, and if the top dogs, including Samsung will keep inc... moreA flagship killer requires all the features of its target at a cheaper price. None of the brands you have listed can compete with Samsung on every meaningful level and in most cases, they tend to be close, but no cigar.
Anonymous, 24 Mar 2017'We' referring to the working class people. That statement becomes irrelevant when it come... moreThat's absolutely obvious my friend, and good luck to them. But the majority of customers are ordinarily working class people, so they must be the main focus, and not the multi-millionaires.
Another One, 24 Mar 2017Samsung galaxy s6= failure (no expandable storage,no waterproof)
Samsung galaxy s7=better tha... moreSome of us do not mind getting every new phone and others of us are working on a different cycle than you. I tend to keep for 2 years and skip every other gen of phone.
I think the Iris scanner will ultimately eliminate the fingerprint scanner as Samsung have upgraded it since the Note 7 and even on the Note 7, it was working pretty well, and it never had a second or 3 run at optimizations that I am sure would have been able to iron out any first time to market issues. The S8 has been refined and will most likely be really good at unlocking and you will eventually forget the finger print reader is their unless you need to use it to open your papal app or something, at least for the moment anyway.
Anonymous, 24 Mar 2017R.I.P. Samsung, long live Huawei!
Samsung is no longer the innovator, now that companies lik... moreReally, show me a phone from them with an Iris scanner, custom made Voice / personal assistance AI, that wins a display awards for color accuracy and comes with better grade headphones to compliments its Entry to Mid level Audiophile grade DACs, or camera that is renowned as a serious challenger to the very best the market has to offer while going further to implement better image processing. Innovation is something Samsung are not a stranger too.
Well, they are slightly exaggerating now, and if the top dogs, including Samsung will keep increasing the price always more year after year, they will convince even more customers to switch to the Chinese ones that they offer excellent flagship killers with an affordable prices, phones such as the OnePlus (4/5), ZTE Axon (8) etc. So if they will keep increasing the price and on the other hand, the affordable brands will keep the same philosophy/ strategy, and so always improving and keep an affordable price, it will be just a matter of time, to change the whole game of prices, etc.
foneluva, 24 Mar 2017Here in South Africa according to our exchange rate we pay well over $1000 for any top of the ... moreHence all my previous points, you should consider the fact that owning a flagship phone is not for you, if you can not afford to buy one or risk breaking it or it being stolen as I would think that it would very hard for you to replace it, assuming your not insured.
Davood57, 24 Mar 2017I don't understand why you people want to pay this much money for S8? Is Xperia Xz premium tha... moreBuddy, I for one am very interested in the XZ Premium and I have no idea which I will buy at this stage, I am only defending the price being higher than previous devices based on features and cost to bring to market.
The S8 does have a number of hardware based features that will cause the build cost to be higher. Irish scanner cameras, Software and R&D cost to create said tech, build a new screen that close to every side of the phone and a lot of work to make their UI work with no hardwre buttons, plus the fact the Bixby is a huge software undertaking. This all has a cos that needs to be paid for, if not then Samsung will not make money and will go bust.
It is simple accounting.
Ohh, a decent car will last 5+ years with little to no maintenance costs aside from the regular oil changes, consumables like tires and break pads. $1000 does not go far, $900 even less.
You are blowing it out of proportion by what you said. In reality, it is a fair price and it is within the bounds of reason for what you get, like I said earlier, $300 of AKG IEM's.
You need to correctly assess the value of the S8 based on what it offers over previous models, not what you think it should cost or if you think they should always cost the same. I want a FLAGSHIP phone, and if obtaining that with flagship level headphones and features that are no available on any other device, then I expect that the price will go up and I am happy to pay more, because the price is quantifiable and you can assign cost per item involved in the process of creation.
I would be willing to bet that the cost of a finished, boxed S8 before a profit is assigned to the unit is more than the S7 equivalent, edge or otherwise. So, it fair that we, the consumer pick up the difference, add to that the R&D cost is going to be higher and tooling costs in terms of software development time, also has a cost to be linked to it.
If you do not truly attempt to view it for what is really is, , rather than just seeing it as a pretty rectangle thing that does basically the same as your current device, then yes, your expectations of price will be tainted.
Another One, 24 Mar 2017Samsung galaxy s6= failure (no expandable storage,no waterproof) Samsung galaxy s7=better tha... moreCos they probably need at least 2 years to come out with something meaningful. Blame it on the company that started out this yearly upgrade.
Seth Rollins, 24 Mar 2017Will wait for OnePlus 5 or gonna buy the huawei P10 plusI'm with you
We don't care, we're not going to buy it, we will go for iPhone 7. The fingerprint scanner in the back it's very wrong it's not reliable ! Fix it Samsung you still have time, if you did not going to put fingerprint in front,I will forever bashing the phone and never recommend it to others
Samsung galaxy s6= failure (no expandable storage,no waterproof)
Samsung galaxy s7=better than s6(great feature)
Samsung galaxy s8=failure!(wrong fingerprint scanner placement!)
Samsung galaxy s9=new fingerprint scanner (successful phone)
Why dont people wait for gs9 or note 8 and skip gs8(fingerprint scanner under display maybe,who knows)