The Galaxy S9’s UK price was recently leaked, revealing that it would be £100 more expensive than last year’s Galaxy S8. Frequent tipster Roland Quandt has now revealed the Norwegian cost of the smartphone and its Plus variant.
As per his Twitter post, the 64GB Galaxy S9 will set buyers back by NOK 8790 which is roughly $1129 or Rs 72880. The 64GB Galaxy S9+ is apparently going to be available at NOK 9790 which converts to approximately $1257 or Rs 81170. He also mentioned that it’ll be sold in Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, and Coral Blue colors in Norway.
These are astronomically high rates, but it doesn’t look like Samsung is going to shy away from these expensive numbers now. To be clear, these Norwegian figures take into account all sorts of taxes, so they’re probably higher than the US cost.
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The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ appear to have jumped by NOK 1200 and NOK 1300, respectively, as compared to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Over in the US, there will likely be a $100 raise to $850 for the S9 and $950 for the S9+.
Meanwhile, in the UK, a local retailer named Clove has listed the cost of the Galaxy S9 at £799 based on information given by a “trusted supplier.” It’s also included a Titanium Grey option. The Galaxy S9+ has also been listed at an assumed rate of £999.
Whatever the official cost may turn out to be, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are definitely going to require a lot more cash to buy. The phones are said to look very similar to its predecessors, but pack significant upgrades inside such as improved cameras (a dual one in the case of the S9+), stereo speakers, and 3D emojis.