In what is perhaps the last missing piece of the Galaxy S9 puzzle, we now indicate how much the device might cost when launched. The figures aren’t too tempting though, which at €841 for the S9 and €997 for the S9+ is also equally confusing as well.
For instance, there is no clarity as to where or which country the above prices will be relevant for. Since those are mentioned in Euros, perhaps it would be safe to assume that applies to the countries where Euro is in use. That again applies to the whole of Europe except the UK.
The above presumption again is not without contradictions as it rarely been the case where a company has launched a smartphone that is priced the same in all the European countries. That, unless of course if Samsung is looking to make an exception this time.
Further, the common pricing convention generally followed is to price it one less than the nearest whole number. In other words, the above-mentioned prices would have been more convincing had it been €849 and not €841 for the S9 and €999 instead of €997 for the S9+.
However, given that the latest price leak comes from none other than Evan Blass makes it something to be considered with due importance. Another leak from little known sources had pegged the price to be £740 and £800 for the S9 and S9+ respectively.
Meanwhile, so much for the pricing of the S9 and S9+, its predecessors, the S8 and S8+ are getting a new lease of life with the upgrade to Android Oreo. The update is currently available in Germany alone but will expand to more regions of the world shortly.
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The latest Oreo update is also believed to be a more stable version after the initial update launched in Feb 8 had led to some teething problems. Those included random rebooting and such which prompted Samsung to withdraw the update on Feb 14. However, it’s good to see that is being resumed again though let’s hope things are better sorted out this time.