The Galaxy Fold sells like hot cakes, first batch is already gone
by Georgi Zarkov / Apr 17, 2019, 8:57 AM
The process of getting your Galaxy Fold as early as possible was separated in two stages. First, you had to go through a reservation process and then, once preorders went live, you could turn your reservation into an order. Apparently, Samsung underestimated the number of people that would want to purchase the $2000 smartphone and some reservation holders were left out from the first wave, according to DroidLife.
People can’t wait to get the Galaxy Fold
Those that weren’t quick enough to place a preorder were informed that “due to overwhelming demand, the Galaxy Fold is currently sold out on Samsung.com”. Worry not, however, Samsung will still take your money, but at a later date, when more units are available. When that’s going to be is unclear, but Samsung will notify you via email, so keep your credit card close by.
If you want to get your Galaxy Fold from a carrier, however, you’ll be able to do that starting April 25 for T-Mobile and April 26 for AT&T. Verizon and Sprint haven’t announced an official release of the Galaxy Fold although the device will support their CDMA networks. Around the same time is when the foldable phone will make an appearance on the shelves of major retailers, both brick-and-mortar ones and online.
Now that more unbiased (hopefully) opinions about the phone are coming out, we’ll see if people will still be as eager to get one whenever the second wave is available.
But what is the Galaxy Fold all about?
Compact multitasking machine
Another thing worth mentioning when it comes to the display is that unlike other smartphones today, which have scratch-resistant glass-covered displays, the foldable display on the Galaxy Fold is made from plastic. This makes it susceptible to damage and scratches. And while it is mostly protected while folded, there’s still a small gap in which something might sneak in while the device is in your bag or pocket and potentially ruin the otherwise beautiful screen. And yes, there is a crease in the middle that’s noticeable from certain angles and you can definitely feel it with your finger as well.
Samsung has said before that this device is just the first of a new line of foldable devices, but hopefully, the attention the Galaxy Fold is gathering will force them to work towards making the next model more affordable and widely available.
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Why we cant use emojis in the comments section? .. on The Verge site guess what??? Not emojis.. not Animoji .. but gif ... GIF
posted on yesterday, 9:19 AM 7
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By the way the Galaxy fold is lit i wish of i can afford one ( crying face emoji )
posted on yesterday, 9:21 AM 10
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I lot of people are forgetting that the Galaxy fold comes standard with 12 GB of RAM, 512 GB model f expandable storage, wireless ear buds that can be charged by the folds reverse wireless charging. Plus it has 6 cameras in total. There is literally a lot of Smartphone/tablet in this device. It even has dex, or the desktop support built in. It also comes with Microsoft office included for free. Personally if the fold came with the spen, then it would have killed off their Note series. And it would have been a no brainer for me to purchase.
posted on yesterday, 10:33 AM 6
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Good to hear the positive reviews early on but for me this is far too 'first gen' for me to get on board. Excited for the future though.
posted on yesterday, 9:56 AM 2
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They hit a home run with their 1st gen, I can only imagine how much better the Fold 2 will be. The only con I keep hearing about is the price, which will definitely go down a bit when it becomes more mainstream.
posted on yesterday, 10:06 AM 6
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For a few thousand sales is a hit but for apple with 10million to 20million is a doomed.
posted on yesterday, 10:33 AM 1
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Its expensive but I do think its priced right for its innovation. It has 512gb storage, 12gb ram, more screen, more cameras and basically everything the s10 plus has. Plus its a first gen product thats innovative. Hopefully in the future the price will go towards 1500. I would have totally bought one if I had money to spare. I mean, people pay 1450 for an iphone xs max 512gb. And watching reviews on youtube, it works well. Can you imagine in the future having the s10+ screen on the front of the fold.... omg cant wait.
posted on yesterday, 10:12 AM 3
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To all those people who said that Fold will be flop device were the same people who doubted the first Galaxy Note by saying who will be buying such humongous device & that too with a stylus and here we are with big phones everywhere to an extent that 5.5” is now considered compact. I won’t be saying that Fold is amazing as it has some issues in it’s first generation but yes Folding phones are the future.
posted on yesterday, 11:41 AM 4
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I still like the Huawei fold phone because they got the phone mode right with edge to edge display & u can use it like a normal phone with no compromise when folded. The Samsung when folded isn't worth it. Too tiny screen. The tablet mode is also kinda small at only 7.3" while the Huawei is at 8". I'm not buying Huawei because of locked bootloader
posted on yesterday, 12:04 PM 1
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Dude Huawei's version is a joke. You'd be lucky to not scratch that monstrosity in two weeks. The mate X is has an impractical design. Folding plastic screen on the outside is a really bad idea.
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