Leaks suggest that – with the possible exception of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – the Samsung Galaxy S22 line-up won’t be drastically different from the Galaxy S21 line-up, so we had assumed the prices would be similar. But the latest leak points to higher prices for each model.
It depends @ chunvn8888 (a leaker that doesn’t have as much of a history as some, so we would take that with an extra serving of salt).
They claim the Samsung Galaxy S22 will start at $ 899 (around £ 660 / AU $ 1,245), the Galaxy S22 Plus will start at $ 1,099 (around £ 805 / AU $ 1,525) and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will start at 1 $ 299 (approx £ 955 / AU $ 1,800).
Either way, that’s $ 100 more than the cost of the equivalent model in the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup, so it’s a price jump.
Of course, beyond the fact that this leak could be wrong, there is the usual caveat that price conversions for other regions will not be completely accurate, but it does suggest that there will be an increase in prices. prices everywhere.
And so far, the only other escape real price (which the répertoriait in euros) also suggests that these phones will be more expensive. So unfortunately it seems likely.
Analysis: making sense of the price increase
Assuming these prices are accurate, it is appropriate to ask whether Samsung can justify them, and to some extent, perhaps.
According to leaks and rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is a very different beast than its predecessor, with an S Pen included and a slot to house it. This could possibly increase the price.
For the standard Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus, the higher price tag seems harder to justify, but we’ve heard that Samsung may be moving back from plastic to glass for the back of the Galaxy S22, which is likely to add. at least a little at the cost.
The increase would also make the $ 699 / £ 699 / AU $ 999 Samsung Galaxy S21 FE more affordable in comparison.
That still leaves the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, which will certainly have the standard upgrades like a new chipset and possibly an improved camera, but for which no leaks indicate a price-worthy change.
That said, Samsung’s main competitor here is the iPhone – including the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup, and a recent leak suggests that could lead to price hikes as well, at least for Pro models.
This would align the iPhone Pro 14 on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus if the two leaks are correct, and this does not seem an unreasonable position for both phones. But that’s bad news for all buyers.
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