Those who tend to be hopeful and confident may call it ‘bad timing’. Those tend to question whether it is worthwhile may label it ‘monkey see, monkey do’. Either way, Samsung appears to have copied a ‘price hike’ from its long term rival (iPhone 8).

The Galaxy S8 is expected to retail at prices closer to that of the iPhone.

Recent reports from SamMobie has it that Samsung is set to copy  Apple’s planned price rises, which means that both the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 will sell for more than $1000.  Not long ago, this new pricing information was obtained from Eastern European retailers, in this instance Ukraine’s Hryvnia.

Galaxy S8 plus (SM- G955) and Galaxy S8 (SM-G950) will sell at starting prices of $950 and $1050 after currency conversion, according to a report by Sam Mobile. The caution here is that electronics have different costs in different countries, but even factoring this equation, this year models carry a circa $100 premium over 2016 Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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For users who are ready to pay for this huge premium (which will only be spread by signing a very long carrier contract). The listing also shows Samsung’s initial Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus color options. Samsung normally provides more finishes a month later after a launch, but the only finishes available as of now are Orchid, Gray, Black, or Gold.

For users who are not satisfied about this trendy price increase (Google is also on the verge of raising the cost of pixel 2), it should be noted that unlike last year, 2017 will not be a year of incremental upgrades. The iPhone 8 tends to feature an entirely new design, on the other hand the Galaxy S8 plus and Galaxy 8 will have massive 6.2-inch and 5.8- inch displays while being no larger than Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

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