Samsung Galaxy 3 (i5800) to cost more than $400?

Officially introduced earlier this week by Samsung, the i5800 Galaxy 3 should be available starting July, and it looks like its price will be higher than expected.

According to Mobile-review, the Galaxy 3 (which runs Android 2.1) will retail for 14,000 rubles in Russia. This means about €365 or $450.

Now, if you think about the price of Nokia N8 (€370), you’d expect the Samsung Galaxy 3 to have features comparable to the ones of Nokia’s first Symbian^3 smartphone. But it doesn’t. Its highlight features include a 3.2 inch WQVGA touchscreen display, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HSDPA, A-GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, 3.2MP autofocus camera, and 170MB of internal memory. So I don’t see any reason for someone to choose the Galaxy 3 over the Nokia N8 – unless they really hate Symbian.

A slightly different version of the i5800 – the Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5801 – will be available in the UK, via Orange (probably also starting July).

Author: Florin

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  • Kumarks

    If that would be the price then it would be one killer price…definitely it will kill the galaxy 3.

  • Kumarks

    it should't cost more than the galaxy Spica as the specs are almost same…

  • MTM

    The official price in Danmark according to Samsung in Denmark is 2250 DKK (300 euro) with taxes. The price you list (370 euro) for the N8 is without taxes. In Denmark the prices would then be 300 euro and 463 euro, respectively. That's more than 50% more for the N8, so that's quite a difference.