Even though we’re still a little over a week away from
Samsung’s big Unpacked event in San Francisco expected to officially introduce us to the
Galaxy S20 family, as well as
the company’s second-ever foldable smartphone, it’s safe to say there aren’t a lot of important questions left unanswered.
Over the weekend, the highly anticipated Galaxy Z Flip followed in the footsteps of all three main S20 variants, showing off its face (and folding display) in
a quick hands-on video, and now another massive piece of the early 2020 Samsung flagship puzzle is falling into place thanks to popular YouTuber and self-proclaimed “tech analyst” and “professional asshole”
The man behind
Front Page Tech, a YouTube channel dedicated to delivering tech news in a fun and humorous way, claims to have obtained Galaxy S20 series pricing information from a “source within T-Mobile.” Because we’re so close to both the formal announcement and
commercial release of Samsung’s next big (mainstream) thing, there’s a good chance this information is not only credible but also final and pretty much etched in stone for all major US carriers.
some new info to share on UK prices, which “seem” mostly accurate, but “can always change.”
Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S10 family prices
Galaxy S20 Ultra is expected to cost a whopping $1,399. That sounds pretty bad in comparison to the $1,000 price tag of an entry-level
Galaxy S10+ configuration back in the day, but you’ll want to keep in mind that “only” came with 8 gigs of memory and 4G LTE connectivity.
screen technology, and
battery size departments. If you still can’t justify a $400 hike, maybe an upgrade from 128 to 512 gigs of internal storage space will do the trick. This is by no means guaranteed, but it’s definitely possible.
Galaxy S20 and
S20+ models will start at $999 and $1,199 respectively with only 128GB local digital hoarding room. That would make these significantly costlier than $750 and $900
Galaxy S10e and
S10 variants with the same amount of storage, but once again, you should take 5G support and
various other major improvements into consideration before deeming the next-gen phones overpriced.
That’s right, Prosser’s source says even the base S20 will come with 5G connectivity, at least on T-Mobile. By the way, something tells us the aforementioned price points will apply to all carrier-specific S20-series versions, as well as unlocked models. Unless, of course, the 4G LTE-only S20 and S20+ are also headed to one or several major US mobile network operators, which isn’t altogether unlikely.
Speaking of 4G models, these are tipped to fetch 75 pounds less than their 5G-capable counterparts on British shores, a difference likely to translate to around 100 bucks in the US. So, if the S20 4G and S20+ 4G are to be released stateside, they should be priced at $899 and $1,099 respectively.
Galaxy S20 vs iPhone 11 series prices
a truly affordable “e” variant to go up against
the iPhone XR sequel. So, no, it’s not really fair to put the $999 Galaxy S20 on the same level as the $699 iPhone 11.
iPhone 11 Pro and $1,099
iPhone 11 Pro Max at bay with a Galaxy S20+ fetching $1,199 and an S20 UItra priced at $1,399. Yes, 5G chips are expensive, and at least on paper, these bad boys should offer
absolutely insane battery life and
top-notch camera performance. But at the same time, the real-life benefits currently provided by 5G networks stateside are simply not meaningful enough to justify those gaps.
European speculation a little while ago, so we wouldn’t hold our breath for any last-minute changes or surprises.