As Samsung gears up for the launch of its latest flagship lineup, speculation around the prices of the smartphones is still looming.
While rumors indicate that the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and the Galaxy S23 Ultra will retain the original S22 series pricing from its predecessors in the US; the same may not be true for Europe. Latest leaks indicate that the Galaxy S23 lineup will be sold at a higher price point in the EU region.
Where the Galaxy S22 base model was priced at €850 (~$927) in Europe at the time of launch, the Galaxy S23 base model is expected to be priced at €950 (~$1036) this year. Similarly, the price of the Galaxy S23+ (256GB) will be bumped up to €1100 (~$1199) from €950 ($~1036) for the Galaxy S22+ base model.
Lastly, the price for the base model of Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to be priced at €1399 (~$1523), which is €150 higher than the pricing point of the Galaxy S22 Ultra base model, €1150 (~$1254). It is worth noting that customers do get 256GB storage in the base model, which wasn’t the case last year. The bump in prices can be attributed to higher VAT levels in Eurozone countries.
The Galaxy S23 lineup is highly anticipated, with its launch just around the corner. The specifications of the phones have already been leaked. For starters, the base model Galaxy S23 has a 6.1-inch FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080) AMOLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The Galaxy S23+ has a larger 6.6-inch screen, but the same display specifications as the Galaxy S23.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to feature a 6.8-inch QHD+ (3,088 x 1,440) AMOLED screen and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The phones have top-of-the-line specifications and camera setups. The Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup is expected to launch on February 1, 2023 at the Galaxy Unpacked event.