Foldable Samsung Galaxy Flex pricing rumors are ramping up, but you may not like them

Foldable Samsung Galaxy Flex pricing rumors are ramping up, but you may not like them
Samsung’s first foldable phone is so close we can almost see ourselves whipping it out of the pocket and unfurl it to take advantage of the full 7.3 inches of “Infinity Flex” screen real estate.

But apart from not knowing exactly how the revolutionary device will look, we’re also not sure about its official name, not to mention the most essential detail of all. An exclusive new Gizmodo UK report seemingly provides clarity in regards to both branding and pricing, although it’s probably still not wise to take anything for granted.

A mysterious tipster that the publication claims to have verified as a Samsung employee expects the Galaxy Flex to cost anywhere between £1,500 and £2,000, which may sound insane at first. That equates to a $1,925 - $2,570 range, but such a straightforward conversion is obviously not relevant.

Instead, if this inside information proves accurate, we can reasonably anticipate a recommended price of between $1,500 and $2,000 for the Samsung Galaxy Flex in the US, which always felt like a relatively safe bet.

Interestingly, while all major US carriers are tipped to support the versatile tablet-transforming handset, EE might be granted UK exclusivity. That’s not entirely shocking considering the limited numbers Samsung plans to initially produce, but it’s probably still a little sad to hear for our British readers. On the bright side, EE is the nation’s largest wireless service provider.

Despite the one million units or so expected to be manufactured at first, the reason we don’t have a more specific price point to share with you is reportedly the existence of “multiple” Galaxy Flex versions, the highest-end of which could circle the $2,000 mark (£2,000 in the UK).

As for that newly rumored moniker, you have to admit Samsung Galaxy Flex has a nicer ring to it than Galaxy F or, even worse, Galaxy X. Still, you’ll want to remember to keep the proverbial salt shaker nearby.

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17 Comments

1. Diego!

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I wish my wallet and bank account were flex too

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2867; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

$2000 will be too much. 1500 seems reasonable.... but still out of many peoples' reach!

4. OneLove123

Posts: 581; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

$1500 would be the same price as the xs max. I"d say $2000 is a perfect price for a phablet.

7. AmashAziz

Posts: 2867; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

So you want it to be more expensive?

8. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2205; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Two things to note: the XS Max with the highest storage of 512GB costs $1450 (not even $1500), and I don’t know if you’ve read the news about Apple not selling as many iPhones as they used to since they’ve gone up in price.

9. sissy246

Posts: 6831; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It is once tou add tax on to it.

16. worldpeace

Posts: 3028; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That's US price, 512 GB XS Max cost $1850-$2000 on EU, and £1500 on UK which coincidentally the same with Flex's price on above article.

3. surethom

Posts: 1535; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Unfortunately this version 1 only has a 4.7" front low resolution screen & will be very thick. I personally will wait for version 3 or 4, when hopefully battery technology will finally pickup to make the phone much slimmer.

5. sissy246

Posts: 6831; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Have to wait and see how this comes out. I do kinda agree with Surethom, might be best to wait for the second one and skip the first.

6. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

Gen 2 has my money. God knows what "Field" testing issues the Gen 1 buyers will have.

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1779; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I'll be sure to let you guys know what bugs need to be worked for gen 2 while using gen 1

12. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

Nice!!

13. Jphones

Posts: 240; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

New tech comes to consumer market crazy expensive. Then after a year or 2 it gets more common. Therefore look at 2020 to be the year the phone hits the under $1500 mark

14. p51d007

Posts: 694; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

If I won't pay over $500 bucks for ANY smartphone, what makes them think I'd shuck out 1500-2000 bucks for one?

15. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Not you but other idiots who spend that much, see outright iPhone buyers

17. worldpeace

Posts: 3028; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They didn't force YOU to get one, they didn't even hope YOU will get one.

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