1. nickygents's Avatar
    Has anyone seen any information at all regarding a price for the galaxy s2? I am looking for a new phone and I can not decide between this and the samsung infuse. The hardware on the S2 is superior due to the dual core processor however I am not willing to spend more then $200 on a phone. The Infuse is $200 with a two year contract and i have not seen any information at all regarding the US price of the S2 with a contract. In Europe and Asia the phone has cost well over $500 US which leads me to believe that it will definitely be more then $200 with a contract here.
    05-12-2011 02:20 PM
  2. junglejunkie's Avatar
    I spoke with a friend who has been a manager at T-Mobile for years, and he is pretty confident that the $199.99 price point is the sweet spot for any new device.
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    05-12-2011 02:25 PM
  3. nickygents's Avatar
    The problem i see with that is why would samsung release two phones within two months of each other at the same price but make ones hardware clearly superior to the other? the only major difference with the phones is the processors and im sure that the dual core costs more to produce than a single core.

    at&t is having a press conference on the 23rd, i was thinking that i would buy the inspire and wait to see what information came out of that and if a price is included there and if it is $200 just return the infuse and wait for the S2.
    05-12-2011 02:30 PM
  4. junglejunkie's Avatar
    Heck, buy the Inspire, play with it, and figure out what you want to do on the 23rd (you will still be within the return period). I by no means am promising a $199.99 price point, just forwarding a highly regarded opinion.
    05-12-2011 02:34 PM
  5. nickygents's Avatar
    yeah and thank you for that. i saw $200 floating around on the internet but nothing more than speculation. I guess ill ask the guy at the store when i go to pick up the phone...pretty crazy if it actually is $200 after charging everyone else $800 haha.
    05-12-2011 02:39 PM
  6. junglejunkie's Avatar
    That's subsidies for ya'.
    05-12-2011 02:40 PM
  7. Mattism78's Avatar
    I will be (pleasantly) surprised if AT&T releases this phone within the next 3 months. It really is a direct competitor (and better) then the Infuse that is about to release. It doesn't make much sense to release a product that much better, that soon. I hope I'm wrong.
    05-12-2011 05:03 PM
  8. Kevin Gossett's Avatar
    ...pretty crazy if it actually is $200 after charging everyone else $800 haha.
    When you buy a phone here in the U.S. On contract, the cost is subsidized so that you don't pay full retail. In other countries, you don't get a subsidized price, however the phone is yours to keep. Buying a subsidized phone means it isn't really yours until your contract is up, because you are technically still paying for it until then. That's why early termination fees are so high
    05-12-2011 07:46 PM
  9. Broheemster's Avatar
    at&t is having a press conference on the 23rd, i was thinking that i would buy the inspire and wait to see what information came out of that and if a price is included there and if it is $200 just return the infuse and wait for the S2.
    Well this time around it's not an ATT event it's a Samsung event that is invite-only, much like the 2011 forum events that were held in India on April 14th and in South Africa a few days ago... where Samsung revealed the launch time. The thing is, there's still waiting time from the announcement so if you were to get the Infuse it would be the trial period with restocking fee unless you decided to keep it. I doubt they will release it immediately following the event. $199 seems to be a sweet spot for flagships after rebates and such. I'd guess $50 to $100 more for the internal 32g model :]
    05-12-2011 08:01 PM
  10. Raptor007's Avatar
    Considering the SGS2 comes in both a 16GB and 32GB variant with dual core processors, I would expect something closer to $249 & $349 range, but if it comes out a couple of months after the Infuse which would likely get discounted down to $99.99 then the SGS2 could come in at $200 & $300.
    05-12-2011 08:46 PM
  11. MazoMark's Avatar
    With Verizon pricing Droid Charge at $299, I would agree the SGS2 will be at least $249 (16GB version) on a 2 year contract.
    05-13-2011 12:50 PM
  12. junglejunkie's Avatar
    The Charge is overpriced IMO.
    05-13-2011 01:26 PM
  13. grayfox99's Avatar
    The Charge is overpriced IMO.
    I think the charge is overpriced mainly because it's LTE, the GS2 probably won't be.
    05-14-2011 04:15 PM
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