Following the official launch of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 + in Pakistan on March 13, smartphones have created waves in the country, partly because of their specifications and especially because of their pricing.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus & S10 Have Become Cheaper in Pakistan
Just a month passed and Samsung decided to reduce the price of the Galaxy S10 or Rs. 164,999 ($ 1,160) to Rs. 139,999 ($ 988) and Galaxy S10 + are now sold to Rs. 159,999 ($ 1,130) under Rs. 179,999 ($ 1,270). Note that these prices are for the 128 GB versions of both models.
Reports indicate that the Galaxy S10 price was previously reduced to Rs. 142,500 ($ 1,000) also on March 29, which means it’s the second time in a month that Samsung has lowered prices.
Although there was speculation about prices, which attributed high prices to the updated tax system, the sudden fall in prices, without changes in tax policy, is a matter of concern.
Some experts have already predicted that Samsung is loading lower margins at the launch and now that the initial surge of buyers has been fixed, they have reduced the price to what it had to be from the beginning.
It is also likely that the launch of the Huawei P30 series has forced Samsung to reduce its profit margins, as all phones of the P30 series had a lower price than the Galaxy S10 series.
Unfortunately, those who have already bought the flagship devices have no way of recovering their extra money. It’s a bit of a blow to loyal customers who put their hands on the new premium devices immediately after launch, as they had to pay extra for smartphones.