Samsung’s S10 is, according to a pricing leak, going to be monstrously expensive. The company plans to launch an S10 Lite, S10 and S10 Plus (or S10+) in late February this year.
Good news first though, the entry-level S10 Lite could retail for a more palatable £700 (or £699, probably). The prices come from Italian website TuttoAndroid, and are given in Euros, so expect some fluctuation.
To give that some contact the iPhone XR starts at £749 for the 64GB model and £799 for the 128GB model.
The good thing about the S10 Lite is that it will give most people everything they need. You’ll get 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM along with a fast processor.
It’s likely that this will be the phone most people opt for, as it has almost all of the features of its two big siblings. Rumours suggest that it will not, however, have under-screen fingerprint scanner.
Now things start to get a bit more, as the kids say, “spenny”.
The S10 will start at £820 for the model with 512GB of storage and 6GB of RAM and leap to £1,040 for the 8GB of RAM model – which still has 512GB of storage.
The S10 Plus will be £930 or thereabouts for the version with 128GB of storage and 6GB of ram. That leaps to a top price of £1,144 for 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM.
But that’s not all. Because there’s also a rumoured version of the S10 Plus with an absurd 12GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage. This would be a powerhouse of a phone that, we dare say, would be lost on most people.
And a good job it doesn’t have mass appeal too, because it’s predicted to cost £1400.