Sticker shock: Galaxy Ring price leak hints at expensive debut

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In summary

  • According to a new report, the Samsung Galaxy Ring will be priced at €449 in Europe.
  • This could translate into a price of around $350-$400 in the US, up from the initially expected $300.
  • The Oura Ring, one of the most popular smart rings, is available in the US starting at $299.

With Samsung’s July 10th Galaxy Unpacked event just days away, excitement is building for the long-awaited Galaxy Ring, the company’s first foray into the smart ring market. A recent leak about the ring’s potential pricing, however, has dampened some of our initial enthusiasm.

First reported by WinFuturea French deals portal, Dealabs has obtained information from local retailers which shows that the official suggested retail price for the Samsung Galaxy Ring in France will be as much as 449 euros.

For comparison, the Galaxy Ring’s main competitor, the Oura Ring, starts at $299 in the US and €399 in Europe. If the leaked European pricing is accurate, the Galaxy Ring could debut in the US with a price tag of $350-$400, considerably higher than the $300 starting price that many had expected.

It’s worth noting that while the Oura Ring starts at $299, it can go up to $550 depending on the style and color. Additionally, Oura requires a subscription of around $70 per year to access all of its health insights.

In contrast, the Galaxy Ring likely won’t charge users a subscription fee, at least not for the first year. This could be a reason for the higher initial price. However, Samsung has indicated that some of its Samsung Health and Galaxy AI features could eventually be offered via a subscription model.

Despite these arguments, a higher starting price could turn off some early adopters and Samsung enthusiasts who were hoping for a more competitive price compared to the Oura Ring.

In addition to the price, the report suggests that the Galaxy Ring will be available in nine sizes (5 to 13) and three colors (black, silver, and gold). It will reportedly go on sale in France and Europe on July 19, so we can expect a similar release schedule for the US.

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