Uncovered evidence shows Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available from Verizon, Sprint and others

Uncovered evidence shows Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available from Verizon, Sprint and others
Back on February 20th, when the Samsung Galaxy Fold was unveiled, the company said to expect the foldable device to launch during the second quarter via AT&T and Sprint. But according to a report by XDA, one of their recognized developers discovered professional firmware called "combination firmware" that is used to fix bricked or bugged hardware. And this firmware happens to be for the Galaxy Fold.

The "combination firmware" can confirm the chipset inside a phone, and it can also contain carrier folders revealing which wireless providers a phone will be able to support. In the firmware for the Galaxy Fold are folders for all four major U.S. carriers. The folders for Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T contain carrier apps. For example, the apps found in Verizon's folder include "AdvancedCalling" and "HuxExtension." The former helps support voice and video over LTE and voice over Wi-Fi. The latter is used on a tablet to setup a Verizon data plan.

XDA was also able to find a file that when opened, reveals a Verizon Software Upgrade Assistant that attempts to run software designed to "help your Galaxy Fold (SM-F900U) communicate with your PC." This is a pretty strong sign that the Galaxy Fold will be available on more U.S. carriers than just AT&T and T-Mobile.

Computer file generated this image, evidence that the Galaxy Fold is coming to Verizon

Computer file generated this image, evidence that the Galaxy Fold is coming to Verizon


Further detective work using Samsung's FOTA (Firmware Over The Air) server indicated that Samsung was developing versions of the Galaxy Fold for "AT&T, Boost Mobile, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Xfinity Mobile and U.S. unbranded." However, build dates discovered with this information show that the last time Samsung worked on the firmware for the U.S. Cellular and Xfinity Mobile units was back in October, which means that those models might have been 86'd.

So if you started making plans to shell out the $1,980 for the Galaxy Fold and were afraid of having to go through the hassle of changing carriers, don't panic. You might not have to switch at all.

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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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5 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2118; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Lol! $82 a month without any trade ins. That doesn’t include your plan, but only the device. Not worth it. I would much rather enjoy a S10+ and Tab combo. No thank you Fold.

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2250; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

How much you wanna bet that they somehow up their data plans for this device? Think about it: right now you have to pay an extra fee to have a tablet on any network. Do you think these networks are going to all of a sudden forfeit that extra $10+ a month? I don't.

4. cleatglitch

Posts: 155; Member since: May 25, 2013

didn't think about that...but i think im still in...but somehow i hav to sneak it past the wife

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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