[Rumor] Samsung Galaxy S5 Could End Up Cheaper Than Its Predecessor

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  1. dgstorm

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    We don't want to get anyone's hopes up, but there is a rumor floating through the web that the Samsung Galaxy S5 might have a lower MSRP than the Galaxy S4 did when it first launched. Of course, it's all in the details isn't it? Right now the rumor suggests the lower price will happen in Korea first (if it happens at all). Here's a quote with some of the relevant info,

    As you can see, it's not necessarily anything too terribly exciting. Even if these possibly lower prices for the Galaxy S5 do filter out farther than South Korea, it might not amount to a great deal. It's possible we might see a $500-550 USD price for an off contract phone, and $150-180 for the contract version. Of course, if they get really competitive and drop it down to $100-150 on contract, then they might be able to spark some enhanced interest. What do you think?

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    This strategy makes sense given less than usual spec bump in GS series. Also probably responding to onslaught of Chinese phone makers.
    But this will hurt the premium image of GS series in the long run. I still have feeling they preparing premium model (S5 prime or Galaxy F?) before Note 4 launches.
     
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    There are continued rumors that the Premium Galaxy F phone is real and is coming later this year...
     
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    Gosh, I hope so!
     
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