Thinking about purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S9 but not sure about the premium price point? In this article we discuss the possibilities of a price drop on the Galaxy S9 in the future. You can use this guide to find out whether it’s a good idea to purchase the Galaxy S9 on release or wait for a potential price decrease.
When the Galaxy S9 first launches, it will be the most expensive it’ll ever be – even new handsets will drop slightly in price eventually. However, there is a small window between the best price drop of a Samsung smartphone and the point it becomes discontinued and taken out of stores for the next flagship handset to be purchased. If you’re interested in purchasing brand new from a network operator, your best bet is to purchase the Galaxy S9 in 2019, a few months after the Galaxy S10 has been announced.
By doing this, you’ll be getting a good discount on the original price – the SIM free price may be fairly similar to launch day but the monthly contract prices will have dropped considerably.
If you’re not interested in waiting so long or would like a good SIM free deal, your best bet is to purchase a used or refurbished Galaxy S9 handset. Some smartphone owners will start to sell their devices roughly 6 months to a year after they purchase it, or in some cases a few weeks after they purchase it if they find out they do not like it. For this reason, if you’d like a cheaper deal near release, check places like eBay for used handsets two weeks after release.
If you’re happy to wait a little longer, wait around 6 months, or even better, near the beginning of the holiday season, and try to snap up a good refurbished or used handset deal. Refurbished handsets are safer because you can see the grading before buying, but used handsets can often come the cheapest.