SAMSUNG HAS FINALLY COUGHED on how much its flexible Galaxy Fold smartphone will cost when it goes on sale next month.
As expected, it won’t be cheap; the Galaxy Fold will set you back £1,799 here in Blighty if you buy a SIM-free device, but to, er, sweeten the deal, the handset will ship with a “free” protective case and a set of Galaxy Buds.
EE has also this week confirmed that it’ll be offering the gadget on pay-monthly contracts, but pricing for these hasn’t yet been announced.
Both Samsung and EE have started taking pre-registrations for the pricey device, and both will kick off pre-orders on 26 April before the Fold starts shipping on 3 May.
This long pre-registration period is likely so Samsung can gauge interest in the device, after previously confirming that it’s plotting a limited, luxury launch for the “super-premium” device that no-one has yet been able to touch.
“We’ll have less supply than we would of the S10 at launch, and also how it goes to market is really important to us. This is a super premium device, and we want to make sure it has a concierge-like service and experience, so it’s not going to be on display in all stores,” Samsung said last month
“You’re not going to see it on the stands, we want to make sure it’s a very personal experience. There will be quite intensive aftercare that goes with it as well.”
The Galaxy Flex, which Sammy is touting as a “category-defining” device, is the company’s first foldable; it features a 4.6in screen when closed, which transforms into a 7.3in ‘Infinity Flex’ display when folded out into its so-called tablet mode.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Fold packs an as-yet-unspecified 7nm processor, paired with a sizable 12GB RAM and 512GB built-in storage. Each side of the device will house its own battery, which Samsung boasts will combine to create a single power source.
You’ll also find a Nokia 9-shaming six camera setup (three on the rear, two in the middle and one on the front), AKG-tuned audio and support for both 4G and 5G networks; though the latter unlikely will be usable in Blighty at launch. More
By Carly Page