Samsung Galaxy S8 Price: 2017 Flagship May Sell For $849  

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Recent reports about the Samsung Galaxy S8 suggest the device may sell for $849 when it arrives later this year. Tech informant @Ricciolo1 suggested this price for the Galaxy S8 alongside his prediction that the device would be announced March 29 and released April 24.

Samsung has not yet confirmed price details for the Galaxy S8, but there have been other reports about the device being at least 20 percent more expensive than its predecessor. With the Galaxy S7 Edge selling for $799 at launch, these reports predicted the Galaxy S8, which may come with a dual-edge display similar to the S7 Edge, could cost as much as $950.

The Galaxy Note 7 sold for about $849 when it released in August 2016. The device didn’t spend a long time on the marker, and was discontinued in October. Galaxy S devices typically cost less than Galaxy Note devices, which are larger in size and include features such as a built-in stylus. However, the Galaxy S8 rumors indicate the device may come in 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch variants, with the smaller of the handsets having the same screen size as the Galaxy Note 7.

Other rumors suggest 5.5-inch and 5.9-inch variants, with the smaller of the handsets having the same screen size as the Galaxy S7 Edge. Additionally, there are reports that the Galaxy S8 may include S-Pen support, although the stylus may be a sold separately accessory.

Oftentimes, rumors suggest a price significantly higher than the actual market price for Samsung’s devices. The Samsung Galaxy S6 was projected for a $1000 price prior to launch in 2014. The smartphone actually sold for about $599 at launch, while it’s Edge version sold for about $699.

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