Samsung Galaxy Fold will be released on only two US carriers this spring


Most of Samsung's high-end smartphones released in the US in recent years have been sold via all major carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Unfortunately, this won't be the case with the Galaxy Fold, Samsung's newest Android handset that's bound to revolutionize the smartphone industry with its two displays and its clever folding design. 

Samsung states that the Galaxy Fold - announced today - will be sold only "through AT&T and T-Mobile" in the US. For some unknown reason, it looks like Verizon and Sprint customers are being left out. We're contacting Samsung to try and find out why the Galaxy Fold will see a somewhat limited release, and we'll update this article when we hear back.
   
The Samsung Galaxy Fold - seen in the promo video above - will be released on April 26 for a suggested retail price of $1,980. That's almost two thousand dollars, so many users will simply not be able to afford the device.

High price aside, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is a pretty impressive gadget. On the outside, the handset sports a 4.6-inch display with 840 x 1960 pixels, but, on the inside, it hides a 7.3-inch flexible AMOLED display with 1536 x 2152 pixels. So this is a relatively normal phone when closed, but it becomes a tablet when folded open - perfect for multitasking, gaming, and watching video content on the go. Equally important, the Galaxy Fold packs a super-speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 12 GB of RAM, 512 GB of storage space, and two batteries that provide a combined power of 4,380 mAh. The new phone will run Android 9 Pie out of the box.

Do you think you'll want to buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold once it hits shelves stateside? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Galaxy Fold
  • Display 7.3" 1536 x 2152 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 4380 mAh(32h talk time)

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27 Comments

1. bucknassty

Posts: 1311; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

double my trade in value on my note 9 and i'll buy

2. libra89

Posts: 2259; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That's an interesting choice to leave out Verizon.

3. Vancetastic

Posts: 845; Member since: May 17, 2017

So, GSM only?

5. thxultra

Posts: 440; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

That is what I was thinking also. Wow is it expensive though... Remember the talk last year about apple blowing the 1k prince point this is almost $2g holy crap. Looks really neat but man that is expensive.

22. Vancetastic

Posts: 845; Member since: May 17, 2017

Maybe it will include some bonus stuff!

23. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2299; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Just wait until the Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi or Oppo offer their own version. This is one of those times where competition can be a very good thing and help drive down costs. Right now, with it being the only one offered people are going to either pony up the money or abstain.

4. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 122; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

Happy to know if I wanted it I could buy it

6. OneLove123

Posts: 849; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Getting one on tmobile.

7. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Those front bezels are blinding

8. rsiders

Posts: 1889; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

T-Mobile FTW!

9. Mopowa21

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Wow it's pretty nice

10. Poptart2828

Posts: 333; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Beautiful device. Want one

11. Damac71nina

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Almost nailed it. That ugly ass camera when open on the front kills it for me

12. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Indeed very impressive device. Not gonna drop 2k for it, but i cann see where the money is going. Maybe in the future from Xiaomi ;).

13. TrumpsRuinedAmerica

Posts: 116; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

I know I’m going to get one. $2,300 CL on my Samsung account will cover and just pay it off over the 24 month cycle. (No interest, might as well use that).

14. Poptart2828

Posts: 333; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Where would the smartphone industry be without Android and all of its innovation.

15. Nionx

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

No CDMA variant yet. Just as well, only Verizon gets the 5G S10

20. libra89

Posts: 2259; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ah, true. That is a valid point and perspective that I forgot about.

16. apple-rulz

Posts: 1901; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Gotta tweak that screen touch sensitivity a bit, it was hysterical watching that guy have to press the Google Maps app icon like three times before it would open.

18. thedizzle

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Lol yeah I noticed that too. He was real nervous as well, lots of shaking. I dont blame him doe, my arms always shake like that when i have to talk in front of people lol.

19. Derekjeter

Posts: 1455; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

So I’m guessing you won’t be able to put on a screen protector. Better get insurance on this thing.

21. AliRadif86

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 06, 2018

Oh my God, this company copy everything even the song. they copied from first surface studio video wtf how people can trust company

24. emjoigently

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

It's a shame when it's in folded mode that it's such a little screen. But I like the idea and I will never own one.

25. strawberry

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

looks uglyb

28. fakenewzz

Posts: 123; Member since: Nov 15, 2018

So does ur momz snatch.

26. Dicats

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

I'd definitely get one, but for some reason galaxy left me out

30. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

#hardpass. Gen 2 will be cheaper.

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