The US prices for the Galaxy S20 are eye-poppingly expensive

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We’ve been excitedly following the rumors and leaks surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S20 for the past few months, and while the phones looked to be very fully featured, it was also rumored that the prices would stay about the same. However, a different set of pricing rumors have now emerged, and they tell a far less encouraging story.

Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech tweeted three sets of prices for the S20 series, beginning with T-Mobile. Needless to say, the prices given are quite steep.

Shortly after, Prosser posted the prices he’d had confirmed from a source at AT&T, which were cheaper by $100 for each model compared to T-Mobile.

Finally, the prices from Verizon emerged, and unfortunately they were the same as those given by T-Mobile.

For context, the Galaxy S10 cost $899 at launch, the Galaxy S10 Plus $999 and the Galaxy S10 5G $1,300. The price increase is unfortunate, but we perhaps shouldn’t be surprised by these numbers. Samsung is adding a lot of features to these phones, including 5G versions for all three models.

Based on the rumors, the Galaxy S20 will have a 6.2-inch display, the S20 Plus a 6.7-inch screen and the Galaxy S20 Ultra a huge 6.9-inch panel. Both the S20 and S20 Plus are expected to pack a 64MP main camera, while the S20 Ultra will reportedly feature a 108MP camera and 10x optical zoom. See our Galaxy S20 Plus vs Galaxy S20 Ultra comparison for more info.

Max Weinbach, who retweeted these prices and stated that he believed these prices could be correct, has previously leaked the S20 series’ prices in euros. When converting these prices, you end up with figures similar to the ones Prosser posted, but Weinbach had said he hoped that the US prices would be cheaper, estimating $850 for the S20, $950 for the S20 Plus and $1200 for the S20 Ultra. Looks like that won’t be the case though.

If you want to know more about the S20, including all those very expensive features, then our Galaxy S20 rumors hub has all the news and leaks that you need to know about. With the launch date just a week away, it’s a great time to make sure you know everything that Samsung’s going to be showing off.

Richard Priday
Assistant Phones Editor

Richard is based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, tablets, gaming, and whatever else people need advice on. Following on from his MA in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sheffield, he's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.