Update, September 5, 2019 (3:39 PM ET): Android Central confirmed the September 27 U.S. launch rumor for the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The device will also come with Samsung’s Premier Service, which as of right now, is available exclusively for the Galaxy Fold.
Premier Service offers Galaxy Fold customers 24/7 access to Samsung experts for guidance and support over the phone. It also includes an on-boarding session that gets users up to speed on all the capabilities and features of the device.
To top it off, Samsung is also offering $250 in Samsung credit to those who preordered the Galaxy Folder. On Twitter, Max J. (@Samsung_News_) posted a picture of the email preorder customers received from Samsung regarding the credit. The email states the $250 is redeemable on anything on Samsung.com when the user’s unique promo code is entered at the time of checkout.
Original article, September 4, 2019 (10:14 PM ET): Today, Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold will launch September 6 in South Korea. The phone will also launch in the U.S. “in the coming weeks” and in two colors: Cosmos Black and Space Silver.
Samsung didn’t announce a firm U.S. release date for the Galaxy Fold, though rumor has it the phone will launch September 27. In addition to the U.S., the Galaxy Fold will launch in France, Germany, Singapore, the U.K., and other countries.
To quell concerns people might have with the Galaxy Fold, Samsung also announced the Galaxy Fold Premier Service. The service provides one-on-one customer support over the phone. It also provides an optional one-on-one onboarding session to walk you through the Galaxy Fold and its features.
We expect the Galaxy Fold to feature the same internals it had earlier this year. That means a 7.6-inch, 2,152 x 1,536 AMOLED display on the inside, a smaller 4.6-inch HD+ (1,680 x 720) AMOLED display on the outside, a 12MP+12MP+16MP rear triple camera system, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage.
However, the Galaxy Fold faces an uphill battle. With the fall smartphone season almost here, your attention might be more on the next iPhone or Google Pixel 4 than on Samsung’s foldable. Your attention might even be on the already-available and excellent Galaxy Note 10 Plus more than it is on the Galaxy Fold.