Each year, the next generation of flagships are announced, and one of the biggest players are the next rendition in Samsung’s Galaxy S series. If you live in the US and would like to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S9, please read through the buying guide below.
When the Galaxy S9 first releases in early 2018, the price of the handset will be high. The Galaxy S9 is considered to be one of the most premium upcoming smartphones available on the market, and perhaps the most premium upcoming mainstream Android smartphone of all time.
Because of this, you must expect the price to be high. In the US, the Galaxy S9 will be available both on contract and SIM free. The SIM free price will feature the entire cost of the handset, whilst the contract price will often offer a discount on the phone and a monthly cost thereafter for 2 years.
The standard Galaxy S9 will start at a price of $670 and the price will increase in $100 increments for increased storage variants. For example, the Galaxy S9 with 256GB may be $770 if the $670 variant has 128GB of internal storage.
The Galaxy S9 Edge on the other hand will start at a price of $780 – this will increase in a similar manner to the Galaxy S9, so a larger storage version could cost $880.
If you’d like to purchase the Galaxy S9 on contract, you won’t need to pay such a large upfront cost. For example, the Galaxy S9 should be available for roughly $25-$50, depending on what kind of bundle you go for with your network provider, and potentially up to $300 in upfront payments.
Some network operators may offer the Galaxy S9 for free, but in this case the monthly cost will be higher, and may go up to as much as $70 for some bundles. For lower usage scenarios, you may be able to find a $40-$50 contract price with no upfront costs.