According to a recent claim from Front Page Tech's Jon Prosser, the Samsung Galaxy S22 will cost $799 (roughly Rs 59,600), while the Galaxy S22 Plus will cost $999 (roughly Rs 74,600). In the United States, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the highest-end model in the series, is expected to start at $1,199 (roughly Rs 89,500).
This recently disclosed pricing is essentially the same as the Galaxy S21 series smartphones from last year. It also contradicts prior reports that Samsung would raise the price of upcoming phones marginally.
If this is true, it appears to be a wise move from the South Korean company, as it confronts stiff competition in the premium smartphone segment from Apple iPhone 13 series and Google Pixel 6 series.
In the Asian market, Samsung will compete against the Xiaomi 12 series of flagship smartphones, as well as the OnePlus 10 Pro and premium handsets from manufacturers such as Realme and OPPO, among others.
Along with the price, some information about the phone's availability has also leaked online. According to reports, the S22 Ultra will begin delivering on February 25 after being available for pre-order from February 9, while the S22 and S22 Plus will be available around March 11.
We'll have to wait till the official Galaxy Unpacked launch event on February 9 to find out what the South Korean company has planned for the next-generation Galaxy S-series portfolio.