Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be launching very soon in the Middle-East region later this month. The flagships prices has been leaked in a list that includes all variants of both devices in Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait. Here's the prices list.
Let's start with the Samsung Galaxy S6 single SIM model. With 32GB of native storage, the phone is priced at the equivalent of $714 USD in both Qatar and Bahrain. In Kuwait, it will be priced at $699 USD. The 64GB version is priced in Qatar at $796 USD. In Bahrain, it will be priced at $793 USD and is $10 USD cheaper in Kuwait. The dual SIM 32GB model will cost $741 USD in Qatar and Bahrain, and $726 in Kuwait. The 64GB with dual SIM capabilities will run you $824 (Qatar), $820 (Bahrain) and $806 (Kuwait).
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is priced in Qatar at the equivalent of $851 USD, $933 USD and $1043 USD for the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models respectively. The same models are tagged at $846 USD, $934 USD and $1034 USD in Bahrain. In Kuwait, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is priced at $833 USD (32GB), $916 USD (64GB) and $1019 USD (128GB).
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Samsung Galaxy Alpha availability has been detailed for the UK, Germany and Canada. The slender Galaxy smartphone with a metal frame will be hitting all three countries within the next few weeks.
The UK will be getting the Exynos octa-core model and it will be resealed on September 12. You will be able to get it for free with a two-year contracts starting at £34.50 per month (Phones4U). Of course you can get a SIM-free unlocked flavor for £500 (Clove, Unlocked-Mobiles) or £515 (Expansys). It appears though that the contract-free version will launch with some delay on September 22.
We also found various retailers offering the Samsung Galaxy Alpha on pre-order in Germany. The lowest price we were able to find is €565 from HandyAttacke and it will ship on September 26. Amazon DE has it listed for €600 with estimated delivery on October 19. The German Galaxy Alpha will also run on the Exynos Octa chipset.
Finally, Samsung Canada announced the availability of the Galaxy Alpha. The Canadian unit will be powered by the Snapdragon 801 chipset with a quad-core Krait 400 CPU running at 2.5GHz. It will launch on September 26 for CA$699. If you opt for a two-year contract with Bell the Galaxy Alpha price will be slashed to CA$149.95.
Samsung has just officially launched the "Galaxy A" family and launched two Smartphones, Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3. These two Android smartphones is targeting young buyers with entry-level and mid-range specs, variety of colors, and decidedly premium all-metal unibody.
Samsung Galaxy A5 packs 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM.There's 16GB of built-in memory, which can be further expanded via microSD card slot.
The device's display is a 5" HD Super AMOLED unit 720p resolution. A 13MP main camera, 5MP front-facing unit, and full connectivity suite that includes LTE round up the highlights in its spec sheet. Samsung Galaxy A5 boots TouchWiz-ed Android 4.4 KitKat. Physical measures of the Samsung Galaxy A5 are 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7mm, while its weight tips the scale at 123 grams. The handset is powered by a 2,300mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy A3 on the other hand packs 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and a gig of RAM. Onboard memory is 8GB, which can be further expanded via microSD card slot. The display of the Galaxy A3 is a 4.5" qHD Super AMOLED unit. The device's main camera is an 8MP unit, coupled with 5MP front-facing snapper. Full connectivity suite is also on board, headed by Cat4 LTE. Like its bigger brother, the A3 boots Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI.
Apple iPhone is one of the most expensive smartphones and now it is going to even pricier. Thanks to Trump administration who is threating to impose more tarrif on Chinese products, iPhone prices could go up to 14%, according to CNBC. This would make the cheapest iPhone XR $750 to cost us an extra $100. Whereas the most expensive one the iPhone XS max would cost $200 more - bringing its price tag up to $1,650. J.P Morgan said, "We estimate a price increase of around 14% is required to absorb the impact of a 25% tariff, keeping margin dollars for all players in the supply chain constant," J.P. Morgan said in a note to clients Tuesday.
With $200 billion on hand, Apple can easily afford this cost but most likely it is going to past down to the customer. The tarrif isn't a reality yet but on Monday, Trump tweeted that customers in U.S should buy stuff from other countries or something made in U.S. This is easy to say but in practical terms may be not easy to do. Apple has clearly stated that it iPhones may not get have a huge impact from this trade war but the prices of other products like Apple watches and Air Pods are going to be higher with immediate effect if the tarrif is imposed.
According to statista.com, throughout 2010, 304.7 million devices were shipped. In 2018, we see that 1.4 billion units were sold, which is way higher figure anyone would have anticipated a decade ago. It seems that market is already saturated with dozens of smartphone manufacturers already. Looking in the future, some people suggest that Apple may move its production unit to some other Asian country or should move to U.S completely. Bank of America Merrill Lynch estimates that iPhone prices would have to increase by around 20 percent if production was moved to the U.S. "We estimate the incremental cost of manufacturing iPhones in the U.S. could be 15-25%, and, if passed on to consumers could lead to demand destruction, in our view," the Bank of America said in a note.
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