It all started as a wild rumor a few months ago. Samsung would launch a Galaxy S10 + version with 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, specifications that no other Android phone can match for the moment. But more and more confirmations began to arrive as we got closer to the Samsung Unpacked press conference. Europe has seen some price losses, listing all versions of the Galaxy S10, including the 12GB / 1 TB model, as well as a benchmark leak in recent weeks. The model would be significantly more expensive than other versions of the Galaxy S10, said these leaks. Today, we have a price leak from China that tells the same story.
Evan Blass, head of broadcasting, shared a screen copy showing that the Galaxy S10 +, with 12 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage, will cost China:
According to the image, the price of the phone will be 10,000 yuan ($ 1,478), which is consistent with previous price leaks. The same screenshot shows that the Galaxy S10 +, with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of flash memory, will cost 9,000 yuan ($ 1,330). Prices are almost in line with European prices that fled a few weeks ago, even though EU prices were even higher.
Prices will vary from one market to the other, as smartphone vendors have to take into account currency conversions and taxes for many markets. But still, the photo is pretty clear. You should be ready to spend extra money if you want to buy the world's only phone with 12GB of RAM and 1TB of built-in storage.
As in previous Galaxy S launches, Samsung will surely offer you various benefits to preorder the phone as soon as possible. A rumor recently announced that the new Galaxy Buds wireless headphones would be offered for free during pre-orders. In addition, Samsung has already launched a reservation system for the phone and you will save more money if you exchange your old handset.
Everything will be revealed later this week when Samsung unveils the Galaxy S10 series in San Francisco. Pre-orders will probably begin soon after the show, with in-store sales scheduled for March 8, according to recent news.