AT&T kicks off Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders, actual sales starting by the end of the month

AT&T kicks off Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders, actual sales starting by the end of the month
After years and years of waiting and speculating, Samsung's first foldable mobile device finally kicked off its US reservations last week. Despite some glaring flaws and an exorbitant price tag, the Galaxy Fold garnered substantial early adopter interest, which quickly forced its manufacturer to halt the reservation process due to pre-orders "surpassing expectations."

Fortunately, there's another way you can make sure to be one of the world's first owners of this potentially game-changing product, as AT&T is now also accepting orders both on and offline. The nation's fastest wireless service provider (according to certain speed tests) will actually make the Galaxy Fold available in its nationwide brick and mortar stores on April 26, with deliveries for e-orders scheduled to take place "by April 25"... if you hurry.


Interestingly, while T-Mobile also expects to start selling the versatile 2-in-1 device in its physical stores on April 26, the "Un-carrier's" online sales will only begin on the 25th. This obviously gives AT&T the upper hand in its attempt to charm prospective buyers of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, although it remains unclear just how many units have been produced and are actually ready to be shipped.

If you have close to 2,000 bucks to spare, it might be a good idea to pull the trigger as soon as possible and secure your place at the front of the line on AT&T's official website. You can also split the sky-high $1,979 list price in 30 monthly installments of $66.66 with "well-qualified credit" and no upfront payment. To take some of the sting away, Samsung is throwing in a pair of wireless Galaxy Buds and a "slim case" at no extra charge, no matter where you choose to purchase the Galaxy Fold from.


As highlighted in AT&T's short promotional video, this bad boy allows its users to "go big or go bigger" by seamlessly switching from a 4.6 to a 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen. The latter is naturally designed with multitasking in mind, supporting Multi Active Window functionality to navigate three apps simultaneously. The Snapdragon 855 powerhouse also comes with a whopping 512 gigs of internal storage space, 12GB RAM, and a "kit of 6 pro-grade lenses" including everything from an ultrawide selfie shooter to "micro zoom" technology. 

Bottom line, you certainly pay a lot of money, but you also get plenty of bang, as well as a uniquely flexible user experience.

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