Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra could keep the same prices as their predecessors in the US, but not elsewhere. Past rumors from Australia have given us the first glimpse of an imminent price increase, and today’s newly leaked prices from Europe basically confirm the bad news.
The Galaxy S23 base model costs 100 euros more than the Galaxy S22 base model (all launch prices from last year for comparison are listed below). The Galaxy S23+ base model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage costs 100 euros more than the Galaxy S22+ version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and 150 euros more than the Galaxy S22+ with 128GB of storage. Save.
The base model Galaxy S23 Ultra costs 150 euros more than the base model Galaxy S22 Ultra, but comes with 256GB of storage instead of 128GB. The S22 Ultra didn’t have an identical version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage that could be directly compared.
This means that in the cheapest Eurozone countries (due to differences in VAT levels), such as Germany and Benelux, you will have to pay €949 for the base model Galaxy S23 and €1,399 for the base model Galaxy S23 Ultra with 8GB of RAM. 256 GB of storage. The Galaxy S23+ will most likely be priced at 1,199 euros with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but this leak doesn’t specifically address those markets.
Germany and Benelux S23 base seems to be 949, S23U base is 1399. I have no clue about the S23+ in these countries. As usual, prices vary depending on local taxes, duties, etc. There will be good deals (e.g. upgrade to the next higher mem spec during pre-order when buying the base model).
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) January 24, 2023
On the other hand, the tweet included above has a full pricing breakdown for all versions of all models in Spain, except for the 1TB iteration, the information here is believed to be from a Spanish retailer and that version may be exclusive to Samsung.com Spain. at). Some differences compared to Germany and the Benelux are always present and are most likely related to Spain’s high VAT. Here are the prices above in an easy-to-read format:
|Galaxy S23||Galaxy S23+||Galaxy S23 Ultra|
|8/128GB||€959||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|8/512GB||Not applicable||€1,329||Not applicable|
|12/512GB||Not applicable||Not applicable||€1,589|
If this goes ahead, Samsung, like most companies, will likely respond to inflation by generating more inflation. The irony is that for us and it shouldn’t be for you, but if you’re interested in a Galaxy S23 phone, you’ll have to save a bit more than you initially anticipated. That said, Samsung usually has pretty decent pre-order deals, and that can take away some of the stink of these price increases.