Samsung Galaxy S20: Cost and possible release date revealed

While no official launch date has been confirmed as yet, netizens are convinced that the Samsung Galaxy S20 series will come with a starting price of R12 500 ($850), and will be released on Valentine’s day.

However, don’t get your hopes up.

Samsung Galaxy S20: Rumoured launch date and cost

Samsung Galaxy S20: A Valentine’s Day treat

According to reporter Kim Jung-hyun from Daum News, pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy 20 go live on 14 February 2020 at a cost of R12 500, just three days after the Unpacked event.

Daum News reports that pre-orders will be available in South Korea from mobile carriers such as SK Teleckom, KT, and LG Uplus up to 28 February 2020, with devices expected ship from 2 March 2020.

The site alleges that the official launch date will be 6 March 2020. In addition, the S20 series will available in Light Blue, Grey, White, with KT exclusively stocking red devices.

Furthermore, Daum News reports that buyers in the US will allegedly be getting a set of wireless Galaxy Buds free of charge with each Galaxy S20 purchase.

While this all seems very exciting, do note that any rumours and leaks surfacing before the Galaxy Unpacked event have to be taken with a pinch of salt.

Samsung S20: Rumoured cost

Max Weinbach from the trusted XDA Developers claims that the S20 5G model will carry a price tag of R16 300 (or €1000), while the S20+ 5G model will cost R18 000 (€1100).

In addition, the S20 Ultra 5G is rumoured to cost R21 500 at the time of publishing (or €1300), while the Galaxy Z Flip is “is supposed to be about R22 900 (€1400). However, Weinbach adds:

“Expect these to be lower than listed, […] I expect it to change before launch. […] The 4G will be about €100 less than the 5G.”

Max Weinbach [tweet 1, tweet 2]

What to expect at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked

Galaxy S20

Samsung launched the first S-series back in 2010, with the introduction of the Galaxy. Each year since then, the manufacturing giant announced the new series at the Mobile World Conference (MWC).

Galaxy Z Flip

Rumour has it that Samsung will also be unveiling a new foldable phone. It could possibly the Galaxy Fold 2 or the Galaxy Z Flip (no official names have been revealed as yet).

And what exactly happened to the rumoured Galaxy S11? Why is Samsung jumping from the S10 to the S20? It could be that S11 is, in fact, one of the foldable devices mentioned above. Only time will tell.

Also read – Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020: Here’s what to expect [teaser video]

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