Almost every quarter (3 months) on every year the biggest, baddest smart phone or tablet releases.
The most recent this year has been Samsung’s latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S10, was revealed at Samsung’s ‘Unpacked’ event last week. The South Korean technology giant revealed four new handsets including the new Galaxy Fold, S10, S10e and S10+ – following in the footsteps of its rival Apple. Here is everything you need to know about the new top-spec Android smartphone:
- Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner
- 6.1 inch screen & AMOLED Infinity-O display
- Dynamic tone mapping
- Reverse wireless charging
- Triple lens rear camera (12MP wide + 12MP tele + 16MP ultra-wide)
- HDR10+ certified video recording
- ‘Punch hole’ front camera
- 128GB memory/8GB RAM
- Galaxy ‘bud’ bluetooth headphones
The S10 will go on sale on Friday 8th of March 2019 with an expected RRP of $1699 (NZD). PriceSpy, the fully impartial price and product comparison service, has done all the leg work to help shoppers get the best deal.
For those that are willing to wait for the hype to die down or have a little way to go on their contract, PriceSpy data reveals that savings can traditionally be made by waiting three months before making the purchase. With an average price drop of 28 percent and an average saving of over $348.00 (NZD), it pays to wait.
|Product||RRP at launch at launch*||% reduction / saving three months after launch||% reduction / saving six months after launch||% reduction /saving one year after launch|
|Samsung Galaxy S9||$1399 on 16th March 2018||29% (saving of $400)||35% (saving of $490)||42% (saving of $591)|
|Samsung Galaxy S8||$1299 on 1 May 2017||27% (saving of $349)||29% (saving of $890)||39% (saving of $510)|
|Samsung Galaxy S7||$1199 on 11 March 2016||28% (saving of $333)||35% (saving of $425||44% (saving of $530)|
|Samsung Galaxy S6||$1099 on 11 April 2015||28% (saving $310)||29% (saving $313)||41% (saving of $451)|
|Average||28% (saving $348)||32% (saving of $530)||42% (saving of $521)|
** Full historical pricing information found below.
Liisa Matinvesi-Bassett, New Zealand country manager for PriceSpy, says: “As Apple’s biggest rival, and Samsung’s best-selling model, the Galaxy S10 is one of the most anticipated phones of the year. Our price history data tells us that prices on new handsets generally drop after about three months by more than $348.00 (NZD). We therefore encourage Samsung fans to set up price alerts to track when the Galaxy S10’s price drops to ensure they are getting the best deal.”
** Historical pricing information, as listed on PriceSpy.
|Product||RRP at launch at launch||RRP after three months||RRP after six months||RRP after one year|
|Samsung Galaxy S9||$1399 on 16th March 2018||Dropped to $999 by 4th July 2018||Dropped to $909 by 14th September 2018||Dropped to $808 by 25th February 2019|
|% Reduction||29% (saving of $400)||35% (saving of $490)||42% (saving of $591)|
|Samsung Galaxy S8||$1299 on 1 May 2017||Dropped to $950 by 1 August 2017||Dropped to $919 by 20 November 2017||Dropped to $789 by 2 May 2018|
|% Reduction||27% (saving of $349)||29% (saving of $890)||39% (saving of $510)|
|Samsung Galaxy S7||$1199 on 11 March 2016||Dropped to $866 by 20th June 2016||Dropped to $774 by 13 September 2016||Dropped to $669 by 17 March 2017|
|% Reduction||28% (saving of $333)||35% (saving of $425||44% (saving of $530)|
|Samsung Galaxy S6||$1099 on 11 April 2015||Dropped to $789 by 14 July 2015||Dropped to $786 by 15 October 2015||Dropped to $648 by 20 April 2016|
|% Reduction||28% (saving $310)||29% (saving $313)||41% (saving of $451)|