Samsung's foldable smartphone could go on sale for nearly $2000

Samsung's foldable smartphone could go on sale for nearly $2000
Rumors surrounding Samsung’s first foldable smartphone have been flying around for a number of years now, with recent information claiming the South Korean giant will announce smartphone at MWC 2019. And now, thanks to market analysts, it appears the new device may be accompanied by a pretty hefty price tag of $1,850.

Currently, the analysts in question predict that supplies for the smartphone will begin arriving at Samsung around November, with assembly commencing later on in the month or towards the beginning of December in a bid to get the smartphones on store shelves by February. Nevertheless, it’s noted that Samsung will refuse to unveil the device if it believes the user experience is still not at optimal levels, suggesting the foldable device could still be subject to delays. If all goes to plan, though, the South Korean giant is expected to show off the smartphone to carrier partners behind closed doors at CES 2018 in January ahead of its unveiling the following month, with initial production numbers set to be limited at anywhere between 300,000 and 500,000 units in order to gauge the market’s initial reaction, thus following in the footsteps of the Galaxy Note Edge back in 2014.

In terms of what the device will actually offer, it’s predicted that the display will sit at 7.3-inches in size when laid out flat, although this will shrink to 4.5-inches when folded while, on the specs front, the smartphone will presumably resemble the Galaxy S10. Speaking of which, recent reports claim the anniversary device will be unveiled at CES 2019 in order to make way for its foldable sibling.

Initially, Samsung’s first foldable smartphone will likely serve as a proof of concept but if the feedback the company receives is positive, the company will likely opt to introduce a much more mainstream model later on in the year alongside the Galaxy Note 10.

source: SCMP

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41 Comments

1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Price iphone X 64GB in many locations last year. I am nothing shocked.

2. midan

Posts: 3124; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Many locations" So that means this Samsung phone will be around $2500 in those places. I'm definately shocked

23. PhoenixFirebird

Posts: 127; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

No. Apple is simply just more expensive in countries like mine.

30. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Your country has high duties and taxes probably, Apple can't help that. Your government is s**t.

37. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Which likely means he has access to more services, healthcare and better infrastructure. In other words, if you don't already know this, then your government is the one that's s**t.

41. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

lmao ask him if he got all of that It's income tax that's responsible for more services, healthcare and infrastructure not import duties and taxes. Know before you troll.

38. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

It doesn’t even 256GB doesn’t cost that price. I can 256GB brand new for 880$ for you inf the things that increase the price the tax and vat in some countries.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Way too high.

4. j_grouchy

Posts: 186; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Ha! They're insane! Of course...if they are insane for pricing it that high, there are plenty of people insane enough to spend that.

5. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 946; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

IPhone X plus will be double that price!

27. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Apple: "Challenge accepted!"

6. Aircrackng

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Who wants to pay 2500$ to be the guinea pig in their first attempt at a foldable phone... Any takers??

7. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

its worth this price because it is anew innovation, u know a phone 1200$ because it came with amoled screen

16. umaru-chan

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

No phone/tablet hybrid is worth 2000 dollars. Only braindead monkey fanboys say its worth it.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17479; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No phones are worth $1000, but people still bought them.

8. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That's a bargain for that much innovation and it will finally put Apple out of business. I'll be buying it day 1 when it comes out.

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Don't hold your breath unless you're Pipin (Google him).

11. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Samsung already sells more phones than Apple, this will push them even further ahead. Customers are hungry for something new, Samsung did it first with the curved display and this will be even more innovative.

14. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lol, nobody is paying 2000 dollars for this except people like yourself. Don’t be delusional.

33. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That's where you are wrong. People will buy it, maybe not a lot of people but it will sell. I do agree $2000 is to much for any phone.

36. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Samsung always sells millions of their flagships, way more than anything Apple releases, people bought the iPhone X for $1000 which is a glorified feature phone that can barely do anything more than call and send texts, they'll buy this for sure.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Will have to outline considerable value in order to get people to buy in. I see some value in the product but not necessarily at that price point and certainly not on first gen.

12. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

2000!! Wtf ?!! Why ?? No thanks ! I will not pay all this money for a smartphone

13. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

A guy can get a decent graming laptop for that price. I don't think I'll look at it beyond just looking at one and move on.

28. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Peoples who are willing to throw $2000 won't even care about gaming laptop, since they already have full blown PC if they're into gaming..

15. umaru-chan

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Another flop in coming from Samsung.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17479; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's a first gen. The price will come down as manufacturing costs drop. Shortly after that, Apple will invent the same thing.

20. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

In that case, I'd almost bet that Apple would call it a pocketable tablet, making a new segment and charging for that accordingly.

21. Divahipsterova

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 26, 2017

Not shortly, years after...

19. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

the phone hinge haha

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