Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 series with a starting price of $999 (a jump of $100 from the Galaxy S10). However, due to dismal sales, the company had to drop the price to $799 with the launch of the Galaxy S21 series. Despite bringing many improvements, especially regarding cameras (and S Pen on the Ultra), Samsung has stuck with the same price for the Galaxy S22.
The company could increase the price of its next-generation Galaxy S series smartphone lineup, which includes the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra.
The Galaxy S23 price could start at $899 in the US
According to 9To5Google, Samsung could increase the price of the Galaxy S23 series by $100 in general in the United States. The report claims that the 128GB version of the Galaxy S23 will be priced at AU$1,350, while the 256GB version could be priced at AU$1,450. The 128GB version of the Galaxy S23+ will reportedly cost AU$1,650, while the Galaxy S23 Ultra could be priced at AU$1,950.
So, in the US, the basic Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra could be priced at $899, $1,099 and $1,299, respectively.
Why the higher price for Galaxy S23?
This increase in prices could be due to higher component costs and rising inflation. However, it is still better than the price of the Galaxy S20 series, which started at $1,000.
That said, you could still grab a Galaxy S23 series smartphone at a good discount if you pre-order the device. Various reports claim that Samsung will offer a free stock upgrade if you pre-order its upcoming smartphone. For example, you can get a 256GB version of the phone for the price of the 128GB version. Plus, Samsung could throw in the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro for free.
The price increase could be mitigated by a free storage upgrade
The company is already offering $50 of Samsung Store Credit if you pre-order a Galaxy S23 device in the US. If you pre-order two Galaxy devices, you can get $100 Samsung Store Credit. You can use this in-store credit to order accessories for the Galaxy S23. Plus, there are sure to be exciting trade-in deals.
So, if you’re considering upgrading to the Galaxy S23, now would be a great time to pre-order it. It gets you in-store credit, a free storage upgrade and bundled accessories.