Hate it or, well, hate it, but smartphone prices are inflating like a helium balloon in South Africa.
Samsung on Wednesday revealed the pricing of its Galaxy S10 range, and in the process, reminded us of just how much we pay for devices.
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The cheapest version of the S10, namely the small Galaxy S10e, will be priced at R15 999 — R500 more than the Samsung Galaxy S9 it replaces.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 will start at R18 999 — the launch price of last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
And finally, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus — the creme de la creme of the lineup — will begin at R20 999 for the 128GB/8GB RAM version.
You can add R5000 onto that for 512GB, and a further R10 000 if you want a phone with 1TB of internal storage and 12GB of RAM.
South Africa is part of the first wave of countries that will receive the phone — alongside South Korea and the United States — so expect to purchase the phone as early as 9 March.
And yes, preorders are live at the time of writing. But is your wallet ready?
Correction: an earlier version of this article mistakenly mentioned the 12GB/1TB version of the S10 Plus listed as R36999. The official RRP is R35999. The error has since been corrected.
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