Samsung Galaxy S8: price comparison expected rapid loss in value

will be Samsung new smartphone flagship Galaxy S8 on March 29 officially introduce . Currently a MSRP is expected for the smallest execution from 799 euros – all 100 euros more than in the predecessor of S7. But just two months after its market launch the Samsung Galaxy S8 will cost online already less one quarter. So, the forecast of the price comparison portal is Guenstiger.de, which has analyzed the price development of the predecessor models S5, S6 and S7 following its publication.

 Galaxy S8: black, grey and gold (image: Samsung, Evan pale) Galaxy S8: black, grey and gold (image: Samsung, Evan pale)

Guenstiger.de the development of three models in the lowest memory design studied to do so after its market launch. This, the respective launch price of the devices was compared with the cheapest dealers offer on Guenstiger.de until twelve months after the market launch.

compared to the introductory price models were reduced 23 percent after eight weeks in the online trading on average. So came the Galaxy S7 April 2016 for 699 euros on the market and then rapidly fell in price. In June, buyers had to pay only 549 euro, 21 percent of less. The same course the Galaxy S6 showed exactly a year earlier. The S5 buyer could save 2014 two months after launch even 26 percent (520 instead of 699 euros).

the price experts assume by Guenstiger.de that the Galaxy S8 will show a similar trend. Therefore, the new flagship could be available after eight weeks instead of 799 euro online already from 615 euro. After four months the 30-percent mark is cracked Guenstiger.de according to expected.

 prices of Samsung Galaxy S models after market launch (picture: Guenstiger.de) prices of Samsung Galaxy S models after market launch (picture: Guenstiger.de)

“We recommend to wait for price-conscious consumers with the purchase of a Smartphone-novelty a few weeks,” says Nicole Berg, communications manager at Guenstiger.de. “Especially for popular sale hits such as the Galaxy S series the enormous pressure of competition among online traders leads after a short time to worthwhile reductions.”

the previous Samsung flagships Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 are currently very favourable to have . Some workers were paid less than 400 euros for a new Galaxy S7. You will find the larger edge of S7 with a little luck from about 460 euros. A decline shortly before the introduction of a new variant of the Galaxy is not uncommon. This is repeated every year: retailers reduce prices to make room for the new goods. Currently, the cheapest deals however are not dealers, but from individuals. You can find appropriate listings such as eBay classifieds.

the devices are usually from the Samsung discount promotion for SUHD TV. Customers received free when purchasing certain Samsung TVs a S7 of the Galaxy or a Galaxy S7 edge. The “Super deal”action ran from mid to end of February. Up to 12.3, the buyers had time to register, to get to a free Galaxy S7 or S7 edge from Samsung. Obviously, but not all customers have a Galaxy-S7 Smartphone needed so that they offer it for sale.

the prices for these units are slightly lower than those of dealers. You must pay typically 400 euros for the Galaxy S7. The larger model Galaxy S7 edge is 60 to 70 euros more expensive. At online retailers, the Galaxy smartphones cost each about 40 to 50 euro more.

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technical data: Galaxy S7/edge compared to Galaxy S8/edge (* rumors)

Galaxy S7 Galaxy S8 * Galaxy S7 edge Galaxy S8 + *
display 5.1 inch 5.8 inch 5.5 inches 6.2 inch
Resolution 1440 x 2560 QHD 1440 x 2960 QHD + 1440 x 2560 QHD 1440 x 2960 QHD +
format 16:9 18.5: 9 16:9 18.5: 9
Amoled Amoled Amoled Amoled
CPU Exynos 8 (8890) Exynos 9 (8895) Exynos 8 (8890) Exynos 9 (8895)
GPU Mali T880 Mali G71 Mali T880 Mali G71
RAM 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB
store 32 GB 64 GB 32 GB 64 GB
battery pack 3000 mAh , 11.55 WH 3000 mAh, 11.55 WH 3600 mAh, 13.86 WH 3500 mAh, 13.48 WH
camera 12 megapixel 12 megapixel 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
front camera 5 megapixel 8 megapixel 5 megapixel aperture 8 megapixel
f/1.7 f/1.7 f/1.7 f/1.7
yes yes yes yes
Iris Scanners no yes no yes
connecting microUSB microUSB USB-C USB-C
dimensions in mm 142,4 x 69.6 x 7.9 148,9 x 68.1 x 8.0 150,9 x 72.6 x 7,7 K.a..
weight in grams 152 151 157 K.a..
price at introduction to Euro 699 799 799 899

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