Samsung Galaxy Fold coming to the US on September 27

Samsung Galaxy Fold coming to the US on September 27
UPDATE: As expected, Samsung confirmed the Galaxy Fold will be available for purchase in the US on September 27. It will cost $1,980 and it will be available at AT&T, Best Buy and Samsung Store. The carrier will also sell the foldable smartphone for $66 per month on a 30 month contract. 

The Galaxy Fold is surely selling like hotcakes in South Korea, the only country where Samsung launched its first-ever foldable smartphone. The second batch of units is expected to arrive in that country, while the rest of the world is still waiting for the phone be made available for purchase.

There aren't many countries where the Galaxy Fold will be sold, Samsung announced early this month. Besides South Korea, the foldable handset will also be launched in the United States, France, Germany, Singapore, and the UK.

Sadly, when Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold in South Korea, it didn't say anything about the phone's availability in other countries. However, if you live in the United States, you'll most likely be able to purchase the phone this Friday.

Evan Blass has just the tweeted a screenshot taken by one of his followers, which shows an excerpt of a conversation with an AT&T representative. According to the information revealed by AT&T, the Galaxy Fold will be launched in the US on September 27, but that's all the information the carrier was able to disclose.


As far as the price goes, the Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available for purchase in the US for $1,980, probably a decent price for early adopters. Apart from AT&T, customers in the US might be able to buy this one via T-Mobile and Best Buy as well, although nothing is certain at the moment, so keep checking the phone's page every day.

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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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22 Comments

1. mackan84

Posts: 553; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Everythingapplepro on YT drop tested that one. Holds better then one would think :)

2. midan

Posts: 3003; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZBk_Hb-X0w Jerry Rig shows how you can scratch the screen only by using your fingernail. That's crazy.

3. treypoundz

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

No different from any other folding phone. U can get one one day when u get ur pockets up

4. Vancetastic

Posts: 1567; Member since: May 17, 2017

I found the bitter Apple fanboy...

5. Alcyone

Posts: 487; Member since: May 10, 2018

Agreed. I've come to realize, if Apple doesn't do it first, its a gimmick. I, highly doubt Apple would be any better off with their R and D on a foldable device. I'm sure it'll get scratched like the airpod. Growing pains should be expected, and no one will have it "perfect" first time. Kudos to Samsung for being bold and pushing forward.

10. Vancetastic

Posts: 1567; Member since: May 17, 2017

Anyone remember what a lousy phone the first iPhone was? I do. I still have one.

6. Alcyone

Posts: 487; Member since: May 10, 2018

Know what else is crazy? The evolution of automobiles. Airbags, seatbelts, etc. Glad all those pioneers didn't give up and say "oh well". Surely, the very first car didn't have issues, that "crazy"?

12. Vokilam

Posts: 1278; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Exactly! I love that Samsung took that risk. Fanboys are just butthurt that it wasn’t their beloved company. I won’t be buying one, I don’t understand the practicality of this, nor do I want to pay that much for a mobile device. But I hope all the success to Samsung for this, hopefully they sell bounds of this device and they dont run into quality problems at all. Because even if you don’t agree with this concept or straight out hate it - if other companies see that risks like these pay off - maybe they’ll push their own concepts of something ridiculous that may just be the type of weird device that works best for you. Don’t forget that the OG iPhone all screen and no keyboard was looked at as the most unpractical phone that you can buy (Microsoft and BlackBerry included). So haters need to s**t up and let corporations do what they do best - create devices you don’t know you wanted.

8. oldskool50 unregistered

Because its soft plastic. Duh. That's why it has a crease too. On e it goes glass, that wont happen. But you have to start somewhere. If Apple made one eight now, it will be the same. The displays uses a plastic substrate. But you already knew this. So you're drawing attention to it, because of your hate to Samsung. Now even though I prefer Samsung devices, I would not buy this one. I will wait for progress. I dont have $2000 to waste on a BETA product. But progress does require someone to buy it and I dont have a problem with it. But the flaws arent the real issue. At least Midan, the da.age is caused because it's a cheap material. But you can expect soft plastic to damage easy. Please explain how an iPhone and iPad are easy to bend and they weren't made that way.

14. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Why would you dig your fingernail into the screen?

20. oldskool50 unregistered

Because Midan is stupid. And Jerry Rig does it for clicks and giggles. You know how stupid videos get more attention. JerryRig breaks everything intentionally, which means most phones even this one will stand up to normal everyday usage. No one is gonna mistreat a phone on purpose, other than on YT. It's a nice concept and someone had to do it first. Like another poster said, the butthurt Apple fanatics are mad Apple didn't do it first, so they attack the crap out of Samsung who is the true leader and innovator. while Apple is just a money grubbing do nothing until someone else does all the hard work and makes all the mistakes first. Then like the scavengers they are, they simply start when it's already better and then swoop in and copy and skip all the mistakes everyone had to deal with. Then the fans will claim how great Apple's version is 3 year later, when everyone else took the baby steps first.

23. ivan.k

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Do you think it's OK to name other users "stupid"? I ask you here, so you can't blame me for harassment, by warning you...

7. Jrod99

Posts: 759; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Glad we got away from phones with moving parts and hinges that give out over time. I prefer the current slab design.

9. oldskool50 unregistered

Even though I've never had a phone break at the hinges, I have seen them break. But I agree. I am not interested in going back to that. I am perfectly okay if the Fold didnt fold at all and Samsung made a smartphone that exact size. And yes it wouldnt fit in my pocket, and it does t have too. Because i would never want it to be. I am perfectly ok with the bar shape phone.

11. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

This folding phone gimmick is ridiculous. I don't see the practicality of it at all.

21. oldskool50 unregistered

That means it's not for you. Move along. It's for people who want a pocketable tablet-like device where they have have a bigger screen and yet still have a smartphone. Convergence devices are not for everyone. So move along because it's obvious this device isn't for you. Gimmicky is certainly not the right word. But that is the typical jargon from trolls. Just because you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, doesn't mean it isn't there. In other words, just because you can't use it, doesn't mean its a gimmick. It's simply different, yet brings what we already have into a single form factor.

13. Poptart2828

Posts: 426; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Love this thing. Will get one day one.

15. LiveFaith

Posts: 487; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Is a screen protector even possible?

22. oldskool50 unregistered

Did you even read the article? Have you even seen any video? I would be possible when they start using glass. Not on the soft plastic. try reading next time. It's fun-to-mental(Fundamental).

19. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

No thanks.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As long as Samsung makes the Note, I'll pass on the fold.

25. treypoundz

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

Jerry rigs Jerry rigs Jerry YouTube is to break stuff. Wtf. No one is going to do their phones the way he does

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