Aug 23, 2017 | Updated: 07:21 PM EDT

Why Samsung Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8+ is Just Too Pricey; Comparison to LG & Apple Smartphones

Mar 21, 2017 09:08 AM EDT

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(Photo : David Ramos/Getty Images) BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 21: President of Mobile Communications Business of Samsung DJ Koh presents the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge on February 21, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Mobile World Congress will start tomorrow February 22 hosting some of the world's largst communication companies, with many unveiling their last phones and gadgets.

Recent leaks have spotted that the most anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ looks undeniably amazing starting from its internal and external specifications up to its features. However, reports have been gathered that these devices are just too pricey for the consumers. Let's discuss why.

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According to Evan Blass followed by CNET, Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in Orchid Grey, Arctic Silver, and Black Sky. That includes in the color roster of the device is the Violet model which was spotted in several reports last this recent weekend.

All these said the color model was included with previous Samsung Galaxy S8 speculations in which the upcoming handset will have very thin bezels above and below its display. The device's front is almost all screens that mean that consumers can expect a virtual home button. The device will also feature a fingerprint sensor on its back; based on the previous reports and leaked images from different smartphone analysts.

As for Samsung Galaxy S8 price, consumers can expect that the 5.8-inch device will carry a price tag that starts at $859 which is said to be $100 more premium than last year's Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. For the larger Samsung Galaxy S8+, it was reported that it will be available starting at a price of $966; one of the most expensive phones in Samsung smartphone franchise.

Reports from Fox News Tech stated that the upcoming iPhone will cost higher than $1,000 where it is important to know that Samsung in the U.S carriers generally prices their phones a bit lower than the exchange rate. One of the Samsung's competitors is the LG G6 which features a sexy design and impressive features which cost anywhere at $650 to $720.


Reasons why both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ is too pricey is that both devices are equipped with a new 360 camera which costs $246 individually, an innovative desktop dock named as DeX which costs $161 that will allow users to transform the Galaxy S8 into a mini PC and the new version of the Gear VR headset which costs $138. Samsung Company will soon announce the official pricing for these two devices this coming March 29, 2017.


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