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Video: Samsung Galaxy S8 Falling In Price: Former Top Smartphone Available Cheaply
2023 Author: Sheila Hailey | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 04:29
Update from May 23, 2019, 9:45 a.m.: At Mobilcom-Debitel, the Samsung Galaxy S8 in "Orchid Gray" is sold for only 359 euros. That is the current best price. Reputable dealers otherwise charge around 390 euros. The offer is only valid until May 25, 2019 or while stocks last.
Don't forget the matching case. There is cheap at Amazon.
Samsung smartphones are dropping in price shortly after their market launch. This has already been seen with the predecessors and so is the Galaxy S8, the 2017 flagship model of the South Koreans. Before the release, we had already reported a forecast based on the price development of the predecessor, according to which the price should drop by about 23 percent to less than 600 euros within two months after the market launch. That is how it happened. Two years after the market launch, the price has more than halved, as the following graphic shows:
The Galaxy S8 cost a proud 799 euros at the market launch. Such a significant drop in prices was initially not to be expected with the many innovations that Samsung introduced, particularly in terms of design. The differences are hardly noticeable compared to the Galaxy S9. There is a bit more power from the new processor and the speakers have a more voluminous sound, but the camera, battery life and design remain at a similarly high level.
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Samsung Galaxy S8: is it still worth buying?
Those who are currently looking for an Android smartphone in the price range of less than 400 euros should drive well with the Samsung Galaxy S8. Although it is no longer technically up to date, it has an excellent display, high performance, good camera, is waterproof and can be charged wirelessly. The smartphone competes against mid-range devices, which often have to be cut back. An update to Android 9 Pie has already been rolled out. With an update to Android 10 Q you can no longer count on. However, Samsung will continue to distribute security updates for a while, so you won't have any problems for a long time.
We looked at the design of the Samsung Galaxy S8 in detail:
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We will continue to watch the price drop of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and record new “milestones”. 400 euros and less have now been reached, sometimes significantly less. Can it get any cheaper? The time will tell.
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