Samsung Galaxy Fold will be released on only two US carriers this spring
by Florin Troaca / Feb 20, 2019, 2:21 PM
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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So, GSM only?
posted on Feb 20, 2019, 2:32 PM 3
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.
posted on Feb 20, 2019, 2:37 PM 3
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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.
posted on Feb 20, 2019, 5:01 PM 3
Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2017
No CDMA variant yet. Just as well, only Verizon gets the 5G S10
posted on Feb 20, 2019, 3:16 PM 0
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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.
posted on Feb 20, 2019, 3:20 PM 0
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