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Samsung Galaxy S Pricing Through the Years (2021)




Samsung has finally unveiled its flagship smartphones for 2021, the Galaxy S21 Series consisting of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Like with any new iteration, these devices come with newer features and powerful specs compared to its predecessor. But how about the price? Is it more expensive now or more affordable? Find out below.

 

Author’s note: The prices mentioned in the article are launch SRPs and not the current SRPs in the market.

Samsung Galaxy S

First is the Samsung Galaxy S which launched in the Philippines in June 2010 for PHP 32,995 (16GB). By today’s standards, it’s an entry-level phone with a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 480 x 800, Corning Gorilla Glass, 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, up to 16GB storage, 5MP rear camera, 1,500mAh battery, and Android 2.1 Eclair.

Samsung Galaxy S II

Succeeding the Galaxy S is the Galaxy S II which launched in the Philippines in June 2011 for PHP 29,990. It had a larger 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display but retained the resolution at 480 x 800 with Corning Gorilla Glass. It’s powered by an Exynos 4210 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and up to 32GB storage, 8MP rear camera, 1,650mAh battery, and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.

Samsung Galaxy S III

The Galaxy S III launched in the Philippines in May 2012 for PHP 32,990 (16GB). It is a significant improvement over its predecessor in terms of looks as well as specs. It has a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, Exynos 4412 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, up to 64GB storage, 8MP rear camera, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, and 2,100mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S4

The Galaxy S4 launched in the Philippines in April 2013 for PHP 30,990 (16GB, LTE). It has a larger 5.0-inch Super AMOLED display with a Full HD resolution. Samsung used two chipsets for the S4, one with a Snapdragon 600 quad-core, while the other has an Exynos 5410 octa-core chipset. It’s also equipped with 2GB RAM, up to 64GB storage, LTE connectivity, 13MP rear camera, Android 4.2.2 Jellybean, and 2,600mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S series broke the 5-inch barrier with the Galaxy S5. It launched in the Philippines in April 2014 for PHP 34,990 (16GB), and sports a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display, Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, up to 32GB storage, LTE, 16MP rear camera, IP67 water, and dust resistance, Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and 2,800mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Following the S5 is the Galaxy S6 which launched in the Philippines in April 2015 for PHP 35,990 (32GB) and PHP 41,990 (64GB). It has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution, and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 front and back. Powered by a Samsung Exynos 7420 octa-core processor, it has 3GB RAM, up to 128GB storage, LTE, 16MP rear camera, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, 2,550mAh battery with Qi Wireless Charging.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The Galaxy S6 Edge launched in the Philippines together with the S6 for PHP 41,990 (32GB) and PHP 47,990 (64GB). It has the same specs and features as the S6 except for the Curved Edge screen and a slightly larger 2,600mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ arrived at a later time and became available for purchase in the Philippines in September 2015 for PHP 39,990 (32GB) and PHP 44,990 (64GB). It has a larger 5.7-inch display with Quad HD resolution, Curved Edge screen, 4GB RAM, and 3,000mAh battery. The rest is the same as its S6 siblings.

Samsung Galaxy S7

The Galaxy S7 became available in the Philippines in March 2016 for PHP 34,990 (32GB). It has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display, Samsung Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera, IP68 water, and dust resistance, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and 3,000mAh battery with Fast Wireless Charging.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Galaxy S7 Edge became available in the Philippines alongside the Galaxy S7 for PHP 39,990 (32GB). It sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display, Curved Edge screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Samsung Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, up to 128GB storage, 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera, IP68 water, and dust resistance, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and 3,600mAh battery with Fast Wireless Charging.

Samsung Galaxy S8


 

2017’s flagship is the Galaxy S8 which became available in the Philippines in May 2017 for PHP 39,990 (64GB). It is equipped with a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD+ Infinity display with 18:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Samsung Exynos 8895 64-bit 10nm octa-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera, IP68 body, heart-rate scanner, iris scanner, Android 7.0 Nougat, and 3,000mAh battery with Fast Wireless Charging.

Samsung Galaxy S8+

The Galaxy S8+ also became available in the country in May 2017 for PHP 45,990 (64GB). It has the same specs as the S8 except for the larger 6.2-inch display, and 3,500mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Come 2018, Samsung released the Galaxy S9 series. The base S9 sports a 5.8-inch WQHD+ display, Samsung Exynos 9810 octa-core chipset, a single 12MP rear camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. It was offered in the Philippines with a 4GB + 64GB configuration for PHP 45,990.

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Unveiled alongside the S9 is the Galaxy S9+. It sports a larger 6.2-inch WQHD+ screen, the same Samsung Exynos 9810 octa-core chipset, but with a 12MP dual-rear cameras, and a 3,500mAh battery. It is offered in multiple configurations starting at PHP 52,990 for the 6GB + 64GB, PHP 55,990 for the 6GB + 128GB, and PHP 60,990 for the 6GB + 256GB.

Samsung Galaxy S10E

Samsung released four Galaxy S10 smartphones for 2019. Three of them arrived in the Philippines, and one of them is the Galaxy S10E which is the most affordable in the new series. It sports a 5.8 (2280 x 1080) Dynamic AMOLED Infinity O display, Samsung Exynos 9820 chipset, 12MP + 16MP dual rear cameras, and a 3,100mAh battery with wireless charging and Wireless PowerShare. It is priced at PHP 39,990 for the 6GB + 128GB model.

Samsung Galaxy S10

The standard Galaxy S10 features a 6.1-inch WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity O display, Samsung Exynos 9820 chipset, 12MP + 16MP + 12MP triple rear cameras, and a 3,400mAh battery with wireless charging and Wireless PowerShare. It is priced at PHP 49,990 for the 8GB + 128GB model.

Samsung Galaxy S10+

The most powerful Galaxy smartphone in the series the Galaxy S10+. It is almost identical to the S10 except for the larger 6.3-inch WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity O display and 4,100mAh battery with wireless charging and Wireless PowerShare. The S10+ is offered in the Philippines in two configurations: 8GB + 128GB for PHP 55,990, and 12GB + 1TB for PHP 89,990, the most expensive Galaxy S smartphone in history.

Samsung Galaxy S20

Just like in 2019, the Galaxy S20 series consists of three models. The base unit is the Galaxy S20 with a 6.2-inch QHD+ Dyanamic AMOLED 2.0 120Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or Samsung Exynos 990 chipsets, up to 12GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, triple rear cameras with 8K video recording, 5G connectivity, and 4,000mAh battery. The Galaxy S20 (4G-only) is priced at PHP 49,990 for the 8GB + 128GB model.

Samsung Galaxy S20+

Sitting in the middle of the S20 series is the Galaxy S20+. It has a 6.7-inch QHD+Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 120Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or Samsung Exynos 990 chipsets, up to 12GB of RAM, up to 512GB of storage, quad rear cameras with 8K video recording, 5G connectivity, and 4,500mAh battery. The Galaxy S20+ (4G-only) is priced at PHP 55,990 for the 8GB + 128GB model.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The most powerful in the S20 family. The S20 Ultra has a large 6.9-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 120Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, or Samsung Exynos 990 chipsets, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 512GB of storage, quad rear cameras with 8K video recording, 5G connectivity, and 5,000mAh battery. The Galaxy S20 Ultra (5G) is priced at PHP 69,990 for the 12GB + 128GB model.

Samsung Galaxy S21

Samsung continues its trend of introducing three Galaxy S flagship models continues in 2021 with the Galaxy S21 Series. As a starter, we have the Galaxy S21 with a 6.2-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass Victus, Samsung Exynos 2100, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, 12MP triple-rear cameras, 5G connectivity, OneUI 3.0 based on Android 11, and 4,000mAh battery 25W fast charging. It is priced at PHP 49,990, which is the same launch price as the Galaxy S20 from last year.

Samsung Galaxy S21+

Sitting in the middle is the Galaxy S21+. This one is almost identical to the Galaxy S21. It has a 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass Victus, Samsung Exynos 2100, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, 12MP triple-rear cameras, 5G connectivity, OneUI 3.0 based on Android 11, and 4,800mAh battery 25W fast charging. This one is priced at PHP 57,990, which is slightly more expensive than the Galaxy S20+ from last year.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

 

Representing Samsung’s most powerful flagship to date is the Galaxy S21 Ultra. This one has a 6.8-inch Edge QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 120Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass Victus, Samsung Exynos 2100, 12GB / 16GB of RAM, 128GB / 256GB / 512GB of storage, 108MP quad-rear cameras, 5G connectivity, OneUI 3.0 based on Android 11, a 5,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging, and for the first time in the S series, S Pen support. This phone is priced at PHP 69,990 for the 12GB + 256GB, which the same as last year’s Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, it is also offering a more expensive 16GB + 512GB model for PHP 79,990, making this the second-most-expensive Galaxy S smartphone Samsung released in the Philippines so far.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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1 Response

  1. Paul says:

    In other news the S20 FE got a price cut to 32k, which makes the S21 that much harder to consider since you can get a Samsung flagship that comes with a charger for over 15k less.

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