This Samsung web page will sell you the Galaxy Fold right now

This Samsung web page will sell you the Galaxy Fold right now
Last Thursday, Samsung started taking pre-orders in the U.S. for the foldable Samsung Galaxy Fold. Samsung limited the supply of the device, which allowed it to sell all of the units it made available for pre-orders even with a price of $1,980. Those visiting the website now will see a message that says, "Due to high demand, we are unable to accept any more pre-order reservations. We will alert you when Galaxy Fold is available."

So by leaving your email address with Samsung,  you will receive a notification once Samsung starts taking reservations once again. But a tip received by XDA's Max Weinbach from a developer who goes by the Twitter name of Oden (@odensc_) reveals a Samsung website where you can buy a Galaxy Fold right now without having to make a reservation or even leave your email address. The site allows you to select either T-Mobile or AT&T and also shows that the phone can be bought for 24 monthly payments of $82.50. Oden also found that AT&T and T-Mobile each had only 4,500 Galaxy Fold units available for pre-orders.

T-Mobile announced last week that it will be delivering the Galaxy Fold starting on April 25th. The phone will feature a 4.6-inch external display with an 840 x 1960 resolution. When the device is opened, it reveals a 7.3-inch OLED display with a 1536 x 2152 resolution. All models will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and will include 12GB of memory and 512GB of storage. There is a triple-camera setup on back (12MP primary + 16MP ultra-wide +12MP with 2x optical zoom) with dual selfie snappers in front. Keeping the lights on is a 4380mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie is pre-installed.


The Samsung Galaxy Fold will be the first foldable smartphone to come from a major manufacturer. The Huawei Mate X, which folds outwards compared to inwards for the Galaxy Fold, will be released later this summer priced at the equivalent of $2,600 USD. We expect to see other manufacturers release foldable phones this year, including models from Oppo, TCL, Xiaomi and the new revamped version of the Motorola RAZR. This RAZR will be an Android-powered smartphone that will reportedly open up vertically to display a tall and thin 6.2-inch display, and could be priced in the neighborhood of $1,500.

The foldable category could eventually return growth to a declining smartphone market. But right now, pricing is too high for anyone but first adopters to be interested in the new form factor. It could take two or three years before the pricing of these devices drops enough to interest most consumers. And with Apple not expected to deliver a foldable iPhone until late next year, iOS users won't be entering this niche of the market until then.

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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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10 Comments

1. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I have preordered mine already about to get a taste of the future

2. scarface21173

Posts: 687; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Its a niche product, dont expect samsung to sell millions of these. This product is all about building the brand thats why huawei is doing it also. The world is watching and going WOW look at how cool thats is.

3. shm224

Posts: 288; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

I recall Apple fanbois saying the same about "phablets."

4. scarface21173

Posts: 687; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Can't see them selling millions price is to high. Thats why i say a niche product, I would love one, i will wait for reviews.

8. Plutonium239

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

They can sell a few million and it will still be a niche. Considering how large the market is, after all.

7. mackan84

Posts: 454; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Yeah and Samsung fanbois Said Apple was doomed. Yet we still think our comments matter

5. Nionx

Posts: 203; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

I tried to pre-order but the shop Samsung page never let me select anything to do with payment or trade in. The pages were just blank. I had to reload the entire page just to have it happen again when I got to that point. Perhaps it's the universe trying to tell me something...

9. gdub1986

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 15, 2019

The universe was telling you the requested color/carrier combo is sold out.

6. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Aliexpress are also selling the Huawei Mate X.

10. ECPirate37

Posts: 331; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I tried pre-ordering at 4am this morning EST. But unfortunately they were out of the "alien" green and gold combo. They still had the space gray but I don't like that one. At least I saved $2,000 I guess. 9pm on a Sunday night is a random time to do this. haha That gives me a little more time to think about if I want this, or if I want to wait for the Mate X.

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