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Samsung’s most expensive Galaxy S10 phone will cost R35999

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.

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.

Feature image: Samsung

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Andy Walker
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