We’re only days away from the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S9, but what might be the most important detail about the upcoming smartphone might have just leaked out: the price, which apparently will start at €841 for the S9 and a whopping €997 for the larger S9 Plus, courtesy of reliable leaker Evan Blass.
That works out to approximately $1,038 for the S9 and a massive $1,229 for the S9 Plus, putting both phones in the approximate ballpark of Apple’s already incredibly expensive iPhone X (which costs $999 for the 64GB model and $1,149 for 25GB of storage.) However, these leaked prices likely include tax, which can run around 19 to 20 percent in Europe, so the phones will likely cost much less in the US once exchange rates are factored in.
Smartphones also generally tend to cost more outside of the US, too (see: the iPhone X, which reached over $400 in premiums over the $999 US cost in some countries), which is something to factor in for anyone trying to guess the final US price.
For information about everything else that’s leaked about the S9, including specs, camera details, and hardware changes, check out our roundup here. Samsung is expected to formally announce the S9 at Mobile World Congress on February 25th.
Update February 22nd, 4:00pm: Updated post to include additional context regarding European phone prices and removed an inaccurate comparison to the S8.