Samsung S9 news

Phone insurance is what we do here at Better Buy Insurance but we also like to share information about new phones that our customers are likely to buy and might then insure with us.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 were very popular handsets and even though they only went on sale in the UK this year (2017), the internet is going crazy with speculation about the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.

When will it go on sale?

The first piece of gossip is regarding the date the S9 might go on sale. Some think January, some think February and others think March. Samsung usually launch their new phone in the UK in April or May so although there is much disagreement about which month, the vast majority of industry insiders think the new Samsung will launch earlier than normal.

What will it look like?

According to the experts the front of the new S9 will look much like the S8, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it I guess. The screen might be slightly larger but it will most likely keep the all-screen front and the neat curved edges. The back of the phone is another matter with one source suggesting there will be big changes to the rear of the handset. Unfortunately this source didn’t say what the changes would be but others think a dual-rear camera could be added and some changes might be made to the fingerprint sensor on the back.

Will there be any other changes?

It sounds like there will be quite a few technical changes that you might not notice but should improve performance. One thing you might notice is an improved Iris scanner that is already present on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Samsung are keen to get banks onboard with this so Samsung customers can use it with their banking apps.

What will the new Samsung S9 cost?

With the new iPhone X models costing £999 or £1149 for the top end version you might be worried that the new Samsung might also cost a grand or more. From what we’ve been reading you shouldn’t worry too much. It sounds like the S9 and S9+ will be priced at about the same price points as the S8 and the S8+ so probably £689 for the S9 and £779 for the S9+. Not cheap but cheaper than the iPhone X!

How much will phone insurance cost?

If we are right about the price of the handsets then here at Better Buy Insurance cover will be just £5.99 a month or £64.99 a year.

We are so confident this will be the best priced phone insurance you can find we offer a Best Price Guaranteed.

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Dixons Carphone profit worries

The mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone is under pressure to close some of its stores as the city fears a sharp reduction in profits when the company gives an update later this month.

The share price has already fallen from over £3.50 12 months ago to just £1.67 today. There was a profit warning back in August when Dixons Carphone revealed that customers were hanging on to their mobile phones longer before upgrading to the latest models.

Risk that stores may close

City analysts reckon that pre-tax profits could be as low as £63m down massively from £144m a year ago. This is why that some are suggesting that the company might have to look closely at its model which might mean some stores need to close.

Reports suggest that the Apple iPhone 8 launch was disappointing for Apple and for other mobile phone retailers like Dixons Carphone. Luckily the more expensive iPhone X, despite its eye watering price tag, is selling really well so maybe this will be a bit of good news when Dixons Carphone give their next update to shareholders.

For readers interested in buying the Apple iPhone X, the 64gb model is £999 and the 256gb model is £1149. It’s the sort of phone that might make you think about insurance!

Buying an iPhone X from Dixons Carphone?

At Dixons Carphone insurance will cost you £15.99 a month or £179.99 a year.

Here at Better Buy Insurance it’s only £8.49 a month or £89.99 a year.

We are so confident in our pricing at Better Buy Insurance that not only do we offer a BEST PRICE GUARANTEED on the iPhone X, we also offer it for all other makes and models of mobile phones. For further details about our BEST PRICE GUARANTEED please visit the website.

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