Based on previous leaks, we’ve known that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy yS10 variants wouldn’t be cheap, but I don’t think anyone would have expected that the top of the line device would command a sticker price of 1599 Euro. For reference, that’s right around $1,818 with today’s conversion rate, but it would include VAT which typically ranges from 19%-21%. According to TuttoAndroid, that price would allow you to walk out of a store with a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus with 12GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage.
Samsung will have much cheaper options in its Galaxy S10 lineup, starting with the Galaxy S10 Lite which will sell for 779 Euros. The regular Samsung Galaxy S10 will carry a 929 Euro sticker price and the entry S10 Plus variant will cost 1049 Euro. The prices may seem unprecedentedly high, but we need to remind you that Samsung phones typically have a lower starting point in the US since taxes are not calculated into the list prices of smartphones over here. The full pricing breakdown of all the different models is listed below.
- S10 Lite 6/128 GB to 779 euros (~$908)
- S10 6/128 GB to 929 euros (~$1,056)
- S10 8/512 GB to 1179 euros (~$1,340)
- S10 Plus 6/128 GB at 1049 euros (~$1,193)
- S10 Plus 8/512 GB to 1299 euros (~$1,477)
- S10 Plus 12/1 TB at 1599 euros (~$1,818)
The leak also claims that the Samsung Galaxy S10 family of devices will go on sale in Italy on March 8th, two and a half weeks after the official launch event. The window between the announcement and retail availability is shorter than what it was last year, but only by a few days. There’s no indication that the North American launch will also be scheduled for March 8th, but there’s no reason to believe that we’ll have to wait longer than that.