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UK Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders begin April 26 for May 3 release
If you live in the United Kingdom and are ready to be among the early adopters of the foldable phone trend, you won’t have long to wait: according to Samsung, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available for pre-order starting on April 26.
Those pre-orders will ship out by May 3, which is the general on-sale date in the country.
Your pre-order of the Fold can happen directly through Samsung via the company’s official site. You can also pre-order through U.K. wireless carrier EE, which has a special partnership with Samsung for the Galaxy Fold.
Either way, you can pre-register right now for the device from Samsung or from EE. Pre-registration shows Samsung you have interest in pre-ordering and will put you on a notification list for when pre-orders go live.
Samsung revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Fold will retail for 1,799 pounds (~$2,380) and all devices will come with Samsung Galaxy Buds and a slim-design protective Kevlar case. However, that price and those bonus gifts apply to pre-orders from Samsung only — EE has yet to announce pricing and bonus gifts (if any).
The Samsung Galaxy Fold won’t be the first foldable smartphone to hit the market (that honor goes to the Royole Flexpai), but it is certainly the most-talked-about. The device could usher in a new foldable phone trend which would upend the current trend of glass slate design. However, foldable phones also appear to have some major drawbacks, so it could be a while before they are mature enough for wide adoption.