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Galaxy S23 pricing likely to go up everywhere but US (Update: Danish pricing)

The leak also may have revealed pricing for Germany and Benelux.
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January 24, 2023
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TL;DR
  • A leak has revealed the price of the Galaxy S23 family in Spain.
  • The leak suggests that the device will be more expensive than its predecessor.
  • It’s likely the US will be unaffected and the price will stay the same.

Update, January 25, 2023 (4:44 PM ET): After revealing what’s believed to be the price of the Galaxy S23 series in Spain, Roland Quandt has now revealed the leaked price in Denmark which appears to further confirm a price hike in certain areas.

S23 series pricing from a Danish retailer (in DKK)
S23 8/128GB = 7999
S23 8/256GB = 8499
23+ 8/256GB = 9999
23+ 8/512GB = 10799
S23U 8/256GB = 11499
S23U 12/512GB = 12799
S23U 12/1TB = 14799
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) January 25, 2023

Original article, January 24, 2023 (5:38 PM ET): The launch of the Galaxy S23 series is not far off now, with about a week left to go. There’s been speculation that Samsung could raise the price of this year’s flagship in certain territories, but there hasn’t been anything more concrete than rumors. However, that may have changed after a new leak.

After recently claiming the basic model of the Galaxy S23 could get a bump in brightness, prolific leaker Roland Quandt tweeted out a new leak that revealed international pricing for the S23 lineup. According to Quandt, a Spanish retailer was the party that leaked the pricing for the S23. Based on the leak, you may end up paying:

  • €959 for the S23 8GB/128GB model
  • €1,019 for the S23 8GB/256GB model
  • €1,209 for the S23 Plus 8GB/256GB model
  • €1,329 for the S23 Plus 8GB/512GB model
  • €1,409 for the S23 Ultra 8GB/256GB model
  • €1,589 for the S23 Ultra 12GB/512GB model

This doesn’t reflect what’s expected to be the S23 pricing in the US, however. It’s believed that Samsung will sell the Galaxy S23 in the US for the same price the Galaxy S22 sold for. If you remember, the starting price for the S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra was $799, $999, and $1,199 respectively.

While this may be the cost in Spain, it’s unknown how Samsung plans to implement its pricing elsewhere. However, Quandt did mention that Germany and Benelux may see the base model sell for €949 and the Ultra model sell for €1,399.

As for why pricing may be higher in different regions, it could do with the fact that the handsets may feature top-tier specs. It may also have something to do with widespread inflation and the global chip shortage. Whatever the case may be, we won’t be 100% certain of the price until its launch day.