The three Galaxy S21 phones unveiled at a virtual event will face some of the same challenges in an economy still hobbled by a crisis that has left millions of people unemployed and forced millions of others to do their jobs or attend school from their homes.
But this time Samsung has made some pricing adjustments that reflect the hard times.
All three phones will be less expensive than last year’s comparable models, with the reductions ranging from 7% to 20%. Part of the price drops stems from the falling cost for making devices compatible with faster 5G wireless networks, but Samsung also is trying to make its devices more affordable to consumers struggling to make ends meet, said Drew Blackard, the South Korean company’s vice president of product management.
“We are always looking at what is happening in the market and try to be responsive of that,” Blackard said.
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