Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date May Include A Price Higher Than Galaxy S7

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 Chip improved mobile VR experiences for devices like the Galaxy S7.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 Chip improved mobile VR experiences for devices like the Galaxy S7. Fionna Agomuoh

The Galaxy S8 may be up to 20 percent more expensive than the Galaxy S7, if recent reports are to be believed. In particular, the artificial intelligence rumored for the smartphone could make it a pricer buy, according to Goldman Sachs.

Samsung may implement an AI personal assistant on to the Galaxy S8, similar to Apple’s Siri. The software may be called Bixby. The prices of the raw materials associated with this feature may be source of its price hike. However, other aspects the upcoming flagship may also lead to a higher price. Rumors suggest Samsung will only launch curved display versions of the Galaxy S8.

There may be two devices introduced to the Galaxy S8 series with. Both are expected to be phablet sized and both as expected to feature dual-displays. After the Galaxy Note 7 launched as a single device with a dual-edge display, some aspects of this rumor are quite plausible. One Galaxy S8 model may feature a 5.5-inch display while the other may have a 5.9-inch display. At

History has shown that Samsung curved display devices tend to be more expensive. The Galaxy S7 Edge is on average $50 pricier than the flat Galaxy S7. The Galaxy Note 7 was about $50 than the flat Galaxy Note 5, which launched the year prior.

The Galaxy S7 Edge sold for about $799 at launch and with a 20 percent increase the Galaxy S8 could sell in the $950 range when it released, according to Phone Arena. However, rumors often suggest significant price hikes device prior to releases. While Samsung do tend to be more expensive year-over-year, they are typically cheaper than originally projected.

At this time Samsung has not revealed any details about the Galaxy S8, price in particular.

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