Update, September 6, 2019 (05:30 AM ET): Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Fold will re-debut in South Korea on September 6 and hit U.S. shores in the “coming weeks.” The news came during IFA 2019 where Samsung also confirmed the foldable phone will launch in France, Germany, Singapore, and the U.K. on September 18. A U.S. launch has not been revealed, but a Bloomberg has furthered rumors it will be available from September 27.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is the first foldable phone with a flexible screen from the world’s largest smartphone maker. When in 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.
Editor’s note: We will update this article as we learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Fold release date and availability.
Samsung Galaxy Fold price
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 €2,000 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 U.K., Samsung will sell the Galaxy for the starting price of £1,799. The company has not revealed the pricing for the 5G version of the phone.
Korean news agency Yonhap reports that the Galaxy Fold will have a price of around 2.3 million won (~$1,902). Pricing for specific models wasn’t disclosed by the outlet.
Samsung Galaxy Fold release date
Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy Fold will be released in the U.S. sometime in September after its initial delay over quality concerns. Samsung has not revealed a specific U.S. release date for the phone in the U.S, though pre-registrations have been reopened. Renowned leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) has hinted that the phone will go on sale on September 27. This has been backed up by a Bloomberg report which cites sources with the same relaunch date.
Samsung confirmed at IFA 2019 that the Galaxy Fold will launch in France and Germany on September 18, 2019, with more European cities expected to follow.
Samsung confirmed at IFA 2019 that the Galaxy Fold will launch in the U.K. on September 18, 2019.
Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Fold will launch in South Korea on September 6.
Samsung Galaxy Fold availability
So far the only carrier confirmed to be selling the Samsung Galaxy Fold in the U.S. is AT&T. Samsung will also sell the phone directly. T-Mobile had previously announced plans to sell the Galaxy Fold, but after Samsung announced its new September launch date, the carrier announced it would no longer be selling the smartphone.
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.
Can’t wait for the Fold? Check out the Samsung Galaxy S10 or Note 10 series!
If you can’t wait for the Galaxy Fold, then you might want to consider the Samsung Galaxy S10 series or the Note 10 family. They may not be foldable phones but they are all still very impressive flagship handsets!