America: New Samsung phone prices


New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price

Samsung’s new smartphones have another feature: a second annual price increase for some customers.

The phones’ design is largely static compared to last year’s models, despite a nicer camera. But the devices will be more expensive for many.

Last year’s phones cost $100 more than earlier models, and some carriers will sell the Galaxy S9 at even higher prices — about $790 at AT&T, for instance.