Galaxy S8 and S8+ Brazil release set for May 12, priced R$ 3,599 and R$ 3,959

Samsung has set May 12 as the release date of Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Brazil. These flagship smartphones have been listed on Samsung Brazil online store and are up for pre-order.

The price for Galaxy S8 in Brazil has been set at R$ 3,599 while the premium S8 + model will set you back by R$ 3,959. EMI option is also available for these smartphones. But opting for it would increase the prices of S8 and S8+ to R$ 3,999 and R$4,399 respectively.

Read: Samsung may delay Galaxy S8 and S8+ shipments due to supply shortage

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available in the Latin American country in three color options- White, Silver and Black. Along with these two handsets, Samsung has also listed many accessories associated with Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Meanwhile, Samsung has released a firmware update to Galaxy S8 and S8+ which installs the April security patch and fixes Bixby button remap issue. The update is rolling out as build number G950FXXU1AQDD.

Read: Samsung launches Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2017 in Brazil

Source: Samsung Brazil

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22 Comments

  1. looks like the custom duties in Brazil r very high coz this phones r way pricier than their US or Indian costs, the S8 is about 1140$ in Brazil!!!

  2. looks like the custom duties in Brazil r very high coz this phones r way pricier than their US or Indian costs, the S8 is about 1140$ in Brazil!!!

    1. Its so high because Brazil is still a developing country and they need to develop lots of sectors and moreover corruption 😐

    2. I guess for the first time I’ve seen the price of a phone is higher in some other country than India! 😛

    3. Well said my friend XD

    4. Yes, it usually will be higher. Samsung will have to rely on local retailers and carriers to make the sale and all of the duties build up. And from the price, I am guessing Samsung doesn’t have a production house there and everything needs to be imported.

    5. Samsung manufactures the handsets sold in South America in the ”Free Economic Zone of Manaus”, in northern Brazil.
      The zone offers tax benefits for domestic, and multinational companies. The devices are not only expensive for taxes, but also for the high profit margins imposed by the companies. Curiously, the problem only worsened after the improvement in the purchasing power of the Brazilian population in the 90s.

  3. looks like the custom duties in Brazil r very high coz this phones r way pricier than their US or Indian costs, the S8 is about 1140$ in Brazil!!!

  4. looks like the custom duties in Brazil r very high coz this phones r way pricier than their US or Indian costs, the S8 is about 1140$ in Brazil!!!

    1. Its so high because Brazil is still a developing country and they need to develop lots of sectors and moreover corruption 😐

      1. I guess for the first time I’ve seen the price of a phone is higher in some other country than India! 😛

    2. Yes, it usually will be higher. Samsung will have to rely on local retailers and carriers to make the sale and all of the duties build up. And from the price, I am guessing Samsung doesn’t have a production house there and everything needs to be imported.

      1. Samsung manufactures the handsets sold in South America in the ”Free Economic Zone of Manaus”, in northern Brazil.
        The zone offers tax benefits for domestic, and multinational companies. The devices are not only expensive for taxes, but also for the high profit margins imposed by the companies. Curiously, the problem only worsened after the improvement in the purchasing power of the Brazilian population in the 90s.

  5. prices high in everywhere may mi6 will definetly dominat the s8 after it release.

    1. Yes indeed but the issue is mi6 wont be available in the west. Its stronghold is the east and all of its sales will go on here but s8 is very much available in the west, so there is no opportunity for competition there with xiaomi.

    2. People in the west will have to import the phone to have it. :

  6. Vasu Sumanth Chowdary

    prices high in everywhere may mi6 will definetly dominat the s8 after it release.

    1. Yes indeed but the issue is mi6 wont be available in the west. Its stronghold is the east and all of its sales will go on here but s8 is very much available in the west, so there is no opportunity for competition there with xiaomi.

    2. People in the west will have to import the phone to have it. :

  7. Samsung manufactures the handsets sold in South America in the ”Free Economic Zone of Manaus”, in northern Brazil.
    The zone offers tax benefits for domestic, and multinational companies. The devices are not only expensive for taxes, but also for the high profit margins imposed by the companies. Curiously, the problem only worsened after the improvement in the purchasing power of the Brazilian population in the 90s.

  8. Samsung manufactures the handsets sold in South America in the ”Free Economic Zone of Manaus”, in northern Brazil.
    The zone offers tax benefits for domestic, and multinational companies. The devices are not only expensive for taxes, but also for the high profit margins imposed by the companies. Curiously, the problem only worsened after the improvement in the purchasing power of the Brazilian population in the 90s.

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