Update: Monday, April 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. ET: According to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung plans to delay the launch of the Galaxy Fold until “at least next month.” Read more here.
We will update this article as we learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Fold delays.
Original article: February 20 at 2:00 p.m. ET: The Samsung Galaxy Fold has 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.
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.
In the UK, Samsung will sell the Galaxy for the starting price of 1799 pounds. The company has not revealed the pricing for the 5G version of the phone.
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. If you sign up for more information on the Galaxy Fold at Samsung’s web site, you should get a special invite to pre-order the phone via email on Friday, April 12. T-Mobile has also confirmed it will sell the Galaxy Fold on April 26.
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. Samsung has not yet indicated when preorders for the Galaxy Fold will start.
Release date: UK
UK residents will be able to pre-order the Galaxy Fold starting on April 26, and sales will officially begin on May 3 in that country.
Availability in U.S.
So far, AT&T and T-Mobile have confirmed they will be selling the Samsung Galaxy Fold in the U.S. Samsung will also sell the phone directly. T-Mobile has not yet announced its own pricing for the Galaxy Fold but it did state that people who order the phone from the carrier will get a free carbon fiber case, along with a free set of the Samsung Galaxy Buds wireless earbuds.
Availability in UK
In the UK, Samsung will sell the phone directly. It will also be available via the EE carrier, but so far it has not announced its price or plans for that phone.
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.