The Samsung Galaxy Fold has just been announced, and it’s the first foldable phone with a flexible screen from the world’s largest smartphone maker. When in its closed smartphone mode, it has a 4.6-inch external screen, but when you fold it out, it turns into a 7.3-inch tablet, thanks to Samsung’s own Infinity-Flex display.
So, how much is the Samsung Galaxy Fold, when will you be able to get one, and where can you purchase it? Here’s all we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy Fold price, release date, and availability. We will be updating this post as more information is revealed by Samsung and wireless carriers.
Samsung Galaxy Fold price: U.S.
During its Unpacked press event, the company said the Samsung Galaxy Fold will come in two versions; one that will work on current 4G LTE networks, and another that will connect to the upcoming 5G carrier networks. The Galaxy Fold will be priced starting at $1,980 in the U.S., and presumably, that will be for the 4G LTE model. That likely means the 5G version of the Galaxy Fold will be priced at well over $2,000.
Samsung Galaxy Fold price: Europe
For the folk in Europe, the Samsung Galaxy Fold will also be highly expensive. It will have a starting cost of 2000 euros in that part of the world; again, we assume that will be for the 4G LTE version, with the 5G model costing even more.
Samsung Galaxy Fold release date: U.S.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold release date is a little over two months away as of this writing; the Galaxy Fold is currently slated to launch on April 26 in the U.S. Samsung has not yet indicated when preorders for the Galaxy Fold will begin.
Samsung Galaxy Fold release date: Europe
The Samsung Galaxy Fold will take a little later to reach Europe, as it is slated to go on sale May 3 in that part of the world. Again, Samsung has not yet indicated when preorders for the Galaxy Fold will start.
Samsung Galaxy Fold availability
So far, we very little concrete information on the availability of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, in terms of which countries and carriers will have the phone on sale. So far, AT&T and T-Mobile have confirmed they will be selling the Samsung Galaxy Fold, but no specific pricing or release date info has been revealed from those carriers.
Can’t wait for the Fold? Get one of the Samsung Galaxy S10 phones now
If you can’t wait for the Galaxy Fold, you can buy the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10 Plus right now at Samsung’s web site and at a number of other retailers and carriers. They may not be foldable phones but they are still very impressive flagship handsets.