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Samsung Galaxy S10 now available, comes with six months of free Spotify Premium

By Cal Jeffrey · 6 replies
Mar 8, 2019
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  1. Samsung announced on Friday, the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e are available from most retailers and service providers. Along with the launch Spotify has revealed that the new devices will come preinstalled with the Spotify app. The S10 5G, Galaxy Fold, and Galaxy A models will also come with the app preloaded.

    Additionally, the company said that new Spotify users (who purchase an S10 or other eligible model) would be offered a six-month trial subscription to Spotify Premium. The offer is only open to users that have never previously had an account. Unfortunately, the trial is only available in the United States.

    “We were very excited to be named Samsung’s go-to music streaming service several months ago and today’s news will only ensure a more seamless Spotify listening experience across devices for listeners around the world,” said Spotify’s Vice President of Consumer Products Sten Garmark.

    “This partnership makes it easy for Samsung mobile users to access their favorite music and podcasts on Spotify, wherever they are and however they choose to listen.”

    Spotify has been working closely with Samsung and has integrated Bixby into the Android app. Likewise, Samsung has made the necessary changes to Bixby to display Spotify content and recommendations directly on the Bixby Home screen.

    “Our goal is to deliver the best possible mobile experience to our consumers, and Spotify is the ideal music partner to help us make that vision a reality,” said Patricio Paucar, VP of Marketing, Samsung Electronics America. “Whether they’re listening to the latest hit albums or checking out their favorite playlist, we’re giving eligible Galaxy S10 users access to an amazing six month Spotify Premium offer.”

    Samsung’s partnership with Spotify began last August when the electronics giant announced it would make Spotify the default music app on its Galaxy Home speaker. Expanding the app to make it the “go-to music service provider” across most other Samsung devices going forward will give the music streamer a big boost against its rivals, most notably Apple Music.

    Early reviews of Samsung's Galaxy S10 line of phones shows them to be a solid, but incremental update to its flagship. Those who have been patiently waiting for the devices to go on sale while be happy to know they can be purchased through Samsung's website, Amazon, brick-and-mortar stores, and most major cellular providers.

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  2. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 595   +434

    The Samsung Galaxy S10's are definitely a beast of a phone and I'm glad to see they're finally shooting to out-spec OnePlus. Of course no price is mentioned here but I'm sure it's about $1000 which is simply more than a phone should cost...
     
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  3. Knot Schure

    Knot Schure TS Booster Posts: 163   +57

    Hello from Phuket.

    S10 here:

    38,000 Thai Baht equals 1,197.57 United States Dollar
    Mar 9, 6:08 AM UTC
     
  4. trparky

    trparky TS Evangelist Posts: 465   +335

    If you want good hardware be prepared to pay for it. It takes a lot of money and hours of R&D to develop new hardware, people need to be paid. I simply don't understand how people not get this most basic of concepts.

    Oh yes, Samsung makes a whole heck of a lot of profits. OK... so? That's the point of being in business, to make profit that can later be put into R&D. It's simple economics here people.
     
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  5. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 665   +318

    Thanks for reminder Techspot, gotta disconnect my trial soon.
    And then leech it of someone who already has it.
     
  6. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 595   +434

    You are confused yet you said it yourself. They have high profit margins. You aren't paying for the phone, you're paying for the brand name on the phone. If you are ok with buying a $600 phone and paying $400 for the "Samsung" stamp, then go ahead.

    I'd rather buy a $500 phone for $550 and have it have a "OnePlus" stamp. :)
     
  7. trparky

    trparky TS Evangelist Posts: 465   +335

    But again, someone has to fund the R&D to build these devices; that costs money.
     

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