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Samsung Galaxy S20 could plummet in price quickly, say experts

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The German price comparison portal, Idealo, has issued a price forecast for the upcoming Galaxy S20 series. The analysts refer to the price development of the previous Galaxy series. If the forecasts are correct, patience will pay off this year.

On the basis of the price development of the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S10, Idealo has forecast the price drops of the Galaxy S20 series phones in a new report. However, the introductory prices are only based on speculation. Thus, Idealo expects that the Samsung Galaxy S20 (4G version) will cost €899 in Europe at launch. The Galaxy S20+ (4G version) will start at €1,099 and the new premium model with the supposed name Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (5G) could be on the market from €1,349.

Those are some hefty prices, which we will probably have to get used to slowly in the high-end sector. But unlike Apple products, for example, the introductory prices of Android smartphones can drop drastically to the advantage of consumers shortly after launch.

Five months is the optimal time to wait to buy a Samsung Galaxy S20

Idealo figured it out: After three months, the Galaxy S8, S9 and S10 were on average 26 percent below the launch price. The S8+, S9+ and S10+ were "just" 19 percent cheaper. Depending on how expensive the devices are ultimately at the start, this will amount to around €200 to €250 for the new S20 series, claims Idealo in its price forecast. If the price drop rate is adapted to the new S20 series, and if the speculated prices are correct, then the Galaxy S20 could be available for 30 percent cheaper (a saving of €275) than at the start of sales after just four months. The two flagships, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra, could also be 30 percent cheaper after five months - consumers could save €320 and €400 respectively compared to the launch price. Idealo calculates its price forecasts based on the average progression of its predecessors in black with the smallest memory size.

The title translated into English reads: Galaxy S20 Series: Higher Launch Price - Faster Price drop.

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The predicted price drop of the Galaxy S20 series. / © Idealo

So if you're thinking of treating yourself to one of the new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones, you should wait at least three months. All devices could then be 20 percent cheaper than when they went on sale. Those who can be even more patient and wait five months could save 30 percent. The forecast graphs show that the price development for earlier Galaxy smartphones has remained stable after five months - the next drop in prices is not expected until the introduction of the subsequent Galaxy series.

Speaking of which, the best time to buy a Samsung Galaxy S10 is probably at the end of February, when the Galaxy S20 series is released on the market. The price drop prediction from Idealo is currently showing a downward trend, which will probably pick up speed once the new devices are out. The Samsung Galaxy S10e is a bit more stable in price than the S10 and S10+ though.

Are you planning on waiting before buying a Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone? Share your plans in below the line.

Source: Idealo

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  • 2
    alexhalessays Mar 4, 2020 Link to comment

    The latest smartphones from Samsung have rocked the nation with its tremendous features, giving competitors a tough run for their money. Get to know new smartphones of Samsung and how they differ from each other.

    Performance Gimmicks- 2020 Flagships

    Like almost, each 2020 Android flagship smartphone a good way to follow them, Samsung smartphones have introduced the Galaxy S20 variety with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipsets, 5G and huge amounts of RAM (12GB in the S20 and S20+ with a ludicrous 16GB option for the S20 Ultra). Internationally, Samsung will replace the Snapdragon 865 with its own Exynos 990 chipset which must deliver kind of similar performance.

    How fast is the Snapdragon 865? Qualcomm claims 20% quicker graphics rendering than the Snapdragon 855 in the Galaxy S10 and 35% extra power efficiency. There’s also upgraded LPDDR5 cellphone memory (30% faster, 30% greater efficient). 5G is standard though confined numbers of 4G variants can be made to be had in a few countries.

    Battery Life as BIg as the Size

    Continuing its Go Large subject are Samsung’s upgraded battery capacities:

    Galaxy S20 - 4000 mAh, 25W stressed out charging, 15W wireless charging
    Galaxy S20+ - 4500 mAh, 25W stressed out charging, 15W wireless charging
    Galaxy S20 Ultra - 5000 mAh, 45W wired charging, 15W wi-fi charging

    Versus the Galaxy S10 (3400 mAh), S10+ (4100 mAh) and S10 5G (4500 mAh), those are all large upgrades. That said, they do sport larger shows and 5G is notoriously power-hungry so even as these ought to be durable phones, don’t anticipate those capacities to supply pretty the huge stamina you would expect had been they in a 4G device.

    As for charging, stressed speeds are a step up from the S10 and S10+ (15W) although wi-fi charging speeds are unchanged and S20 Ultra owners will be upset to get a 25W charger in the box just like the lower models considering a) the phone’s help for 45W and the price they are paying.

    Sleek Design

    Galaxy S20 - 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.nine mm (5.97 x 2.seventy two x 0.31 in), 163 g (5.75 oz)
    Galaxy S20+ - 161.nine x 73.7 x 7.8 mm (6.37 x 2.90 x 0.31 in), 186 g (6.fifty six oz)
    Galaxy S20 Ultra - 166.9 x 76 x eight.8 mm (6.fifty seven x 2.ninety nine x 0.35 in), 222 g (7.83 oz)

    While the Galaxy S20 remains pretty much usable one-handed, these are massive phones. They also have centralized hole-punch selfie cameras just like the Galaxy Note 10 (a stable aesthetic improvement, in my opinion). More controversially, 2020 is the year Samsung waves goodbye to the headphone jack on the S range and, greater surprisingly, the Edge display with the employer choosing flat panels - something I favor from a usability perspective however which admittedly looks less exciting.

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    Gary Conrad Feb 20, 2020 Link to comment

    I bought my Verizon Note 10 plus for 630.00 at Costco in November. Quite a discount for waiting a few months. Same thing will happen here.

  • bojan radovanovic 12
    bojan radovanovic Feb 7, 2020 Link to comment

    I will definitely not going to pay full price for it.
    I have plans to buy new device somewhere in May, and if S20+ will cost as much as they say it will, I won't even consider it.
    Oneplus, Xiaomi, LG,Sony....even Huawei without Google, everything is better choices.
    If I save 300€ on almost the same device, it is enough for one week of vacation.

  • Rusty Harris 33
    Rusty Harris Feb 4, 2020 Link to comment

    Yep, I usually wait til the new model of something comes out, snap up the last years "big thing".

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    Deactivated Account Feb 4, 2020 Link to comment

    The time to buy the S20 is when the S21 comes out then it will 50% or less the price

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  • David Martrano 29
    David Martrano Feb 4, 2020 Link to comment

    I usually upgrade every year, but not this year. My s10+ is doing very swell. Besides it's paid for & still a pleasure to use. I luv the phone but I'm tired of paying these ridiculous prices!

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  • marco sarli 39
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    Feb 4, 2020 Link to comment

    This is a totally stupid marketing strategy particularly in an age of rapid communication and widespread social media. I am surprised that someone still falls for these silly tricks. Particularly because they keep shooting out immature and not fully developed devices

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