Samsung Galaxy S3 price to hit no more than Php37k

Reports are coming in that Samsung Stores in Metro Manila are also accepting reservations for the Galaxy S3. These are unlocked/openline units but will be released later than the pre-orders for Smart and Globe (which will have a week or two of lead time).

According to sales rep in Samsung Stores, there’s no advise as to the suggested retail price but they estimated that it will be around Php36k or not more than Php37k when it comes out. It’s not sure if the quoted price is for the 16GB or the 64GB model.

Our original price estimated was Php29,990 for the 16GB, Php32,990 for the 32GB and Php35,990 for the 64GB.

If the final price tag is in the Php36k for the entry-level variant, it could be a deal breaker to a lot of expecting buyers. If that’s the case, and in this price range, we might also be right with our estimated postpaid plans under Smart (which will be accepting pre-orders on May 23).

55 Comments on this Post

  1. William C

    While I am hoping that the 37k will be the high-end 64GB version, or the street price of a imported Galaxy SIII (ie one from grey market that arrive before the official one),Samsung does sometimes overprice their products if they thought they could get away with it… Remember The First Galaxy Tab which at over 30k was way overpriced, and is thus unable to grab significant marketshare from the iPad (then), that device dropped almost 40% in price in a few months!

    Still with the One X already out, Samsung would be stupid to price it that high. As said, aside from faster processor, 95% of S3’s capability can be had on older devices (Some like improved S-Voice will eventually be hacked by someone to work on say, the Note, Flipboard (a S3 exclusive) has already been released to the wild).

    Or maybe Samsung is testing the waters, so to speak, by floating at high price, then coming in at say 32k, then giving first adopter a discount of 2k, plus free case perhaps… Take note, not every preorder promo is a hit, the Note, for one, was not sold out…

    • samsung lover

      Korek ka dyan sir! Masyado naman mahal to kung ganyan talaga ang price.

    • Anonymous

      Dito said Abu Dhabi U.A.E. Any market price ng S3 eh 2500 dirhams ~ 29000 Php.

  2. FuckThisUgaTechLOL

    Samsung Galaxy S3 is so much better than HTC One X. But I can’t afford S3 at the price.

  3. chuful

    sana naman hindi ganyan kamahal ang s3…. Yan pa man din plan ko bilihin… Guys, ano masasabi nyo sa performance ng one x? Worth ba yung performance nya for the price?

    • TechGuy

      Design lang ang nag dala sa One X. Pero everything else… Samsung Galaxy S3 and panalo. Hindi naman din panget design ng Galaxy S3 eh…

      I’m going to get S3 :)

    • wakoko

      I agree with you, one x captivate the consumers interest because of the design not in the capability or use which s3 has. but the price of s3 really matter in terms of budget

  4. Jericho

    pagbaba ng price nito mas mababa na htc one x so htc pa rin ako IMHO.

  5. mahal naman tlga lagi mga bagong labas na phone ng samsung eh, after ilang months lang, biglang mag bababa.. mas mahal pa nila ibinebenta compare sa iphone 4s, but stil now ang iphone 4s konti lang binaba ng price, maganda specs ng GS3 but sana pag dating sa software update, kung gaano kamahal, ganun din sana kabilis ang after sales software update nila for GS3.. bka pag may GS4 na ma etchepwera nlng update ng GS3. para bilin u naman ung GS4 nila

  6. anonimus

    mahal naman bakit kailangan ng pre order? ano yan limited edition? LOL

  7. anonimus

    too expensive for a pure plastic casing :(

    • ximon

      actually it’s not pure plastic casing like the GS2. it is a polycarbonate body covering

  8. wakoko

    I guess after 6 months the price of S3 will drop 10 to 20 percent like other sumsung product in the market, all you have to do is save your money and wait.:) sound great right.

  9. HAPPY

    3310 still the best waaaahhhhhhhhh…..


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