The new Samsung Galaxy S21 line of smartphones could be cheaper than the current Galaxy S20 family, if rumors are to be believed. South Korean leaker Landsk speculates that the Galaxy S21 will start at $ 850, the S21 Plus at $ 1,050 and the S21 Ultra at $ 1,250. That would be a $ 100 drop from the base S20’s launch price last March.
Meanwhile, Samsung is touting its new foldable phones as “more accessible,” which could point to lower prices more widely. The tech giant may feel pressure to make its devices more affordable after seeing a more than 20% drop in sales in the second quarter of 2020. Analysts say the coronavirus pandemic is the reason for the drop in sales of smartphones.
Samsung did not respond to a request for comment.
The Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra are set to debut at the Samsung Unpacked event on January 14 – the last day of CES – which will be broadcast live at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m.ET). The theme of the South Korean company event is “Welcome to Everyday Epic”..
The new phones follow on from the S20 phones, which Samsung launched last year to fit multiple budgets. Rumors were circulating as early as November that Samsung was already mass-producing the Galaxy S21.
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