Prohibitive Samsung Galaxy Fold price grows more likely, but at least the release is near
While the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ are only expected to be slightly costlier than the Galaxy S9 and S9+, the Galaxy Fold sounds insanely expensive in a new report from TuttoAndroid.
Local insiders tell the Italian website the groundbreaking foldable product could set back its earliest adopters as much as €2,000. That equates to a whopping $2,275 or so, but as always, a direct conversion like that doesn’t paint a reliable picture of what’s to come.
For instance, the Galaxy Note 9 typically starts at around €1,030 in markets like Italy, while fetching only $1,000 or so stateside. Thus, if TuttoAndroid’s inside information proves legit, it’s safe to expect a price tag of around $2,000 for the Samsung Galaxy Fold in the US.
That falls pretty much perfectly in line with a recent rumor anticipating a device twice as expensive as an everyday “premium phone.” It’s also not too far off a mark speculated for the British market back in November.
Those willing to pay a small fortune to encourage true mobile innovation (and score bragging rights in the process) should be happy to hear the Galaxy Fold is today also tipped for a commercial release in Italy in late March or early April.