The prices of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra may remain the same in the United States, but not elsewhere. The upcoming price hikes from an Australian rumor in the past few days, and newly leaked prices for the trio in Europe confirm the bad news.
Galaxy S23 price
The base model of the Galaxy S23 will cost €100 more than the base model of the Galaxy S22 (all of the launch prices from last year can be compared here). With 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the Galaxy S23+ base model will cost €100 more than the Galaxy S22+ version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and €150 more than the Galaxy S22+ base model with 128GB of storage.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra’s base model costs €150 more than the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s base model, but it has 256GB of storage instead of 128GB. There was no identical model of the S22 Ultra with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage that we could directly compare to.
Due to differences in VAT rates, you should anticipate paying €949 for a base model Galaxy S23 and €1,399 for a base model Galaxy S23 Ultra with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage in the cheapest Eurozone nations, such as Germany and Benelux. Even though this leak doesn’t specifically mention it for these markets, the Galaxy S23+ with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will most likely cost €1,199.
Germany and Benelux it seems to be 949 for S23 base and 1399 for S23U base. No clue about S23+ for these countries. As usual, pricing depends on local taxes, duties etc. There will be some nice deals (like upgrade to next higher mem spec during pre-orders when buying base model)
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) January 24, 2023
On the other hand, the tweet that is embedded above provides a comprehensive price breakdown for Spain for all models. But not versions of the 1TB model. It may be exclusive to Samsung.com in Spain because this information is supposedly from a Spanish retailer.
Samsung, like the majority of businesses, will, if this holds, respond to inflation by generating additional inflation—which is precisely what raising prices does. If you’re interested in the Galaxy S23 phones, you should probably save a little more money than you might have initially thought. However, Samsung typically offers decent pre-order deals, which may lessen the impact of these price increases.