The Samsung Galaxy S8 or Apple iPhone 8 are rumoured to be available with a configuration costing £1,000 or more. Is this a surprise? No, as the current iPhone 7 Plus costs £919 in its 256gb storage configuration.
So with the Google Pixel and other phones leaping ahead in price, would Samsung be bold enough to ask £1,000 for a high storage Samsung Galaxy S8+? Probably yes. I also think Apple will bring out a phone that costs more than £1,000.
So really my next question, is any phone worth £1,000? In reality, no, but in real life people that want the very best or want to be seen with a particular brand will also pay the higher amount.
The problem though is the budget and mid market phones are getting better and better, to the point whereby high end flagship will start to feel the pressure.
If Samsung want over £800 for its top end flagship, would you spend this amount of money?
4 thoughts on “The £1,000 Mobile Phone – Editorial – Samsung Galaxy S8 or iPhone 8?”
Of coarse Gavin people will spend the money it’s a status thing it’s to say I have a Galaxy S8 or a iPhone 8 and you know my feelings on the iPhone and I do agree with the mid range phone’s getting better and some that are (to me) better in many regards to the iPhone in most ways but yes people will spend the money on the $1000 phone’s me personally I am going to ride the Google wave and see what the next Pixel has to offer before buying anything (I miss my note 7) buy the Google Pixel is a very very very good device it may not be waterproof but there’s a lot that the Pixel offers in terms of software and especially the camera which (to me) is the best auto Camera ever put into a smartphone
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It is great to see such different phones. And there is always something for someone too. And as you said, always someone who will pay whatever it takes.
Most people already pay £1000 over 2 years for top end phones on contract. £60 per month on a contract may be acceptable for a device SIM free value of £1000.
That’s very true Jah. Good point.