The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 may be priced at 'just' $1999 in the US, check out a video hands-on
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UPDATED: Samsung will apparently be giving up to the generous $800 in Galaxy Z Fold 2 trade-ins, so the Z Fold 2 price could still be a bit shy of two grand, like in Europe. For a 256GB, or a 512GB version, though, that is the question. Thanks, Mike!
Up to $800 Z Fold 2 trade-in, to start from $1199, you do the math
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
is shaping up to be one of a kind gear that will right all wrongs with that early adopter of a device, the OG Fold
, what with its hinge and cover film shenanigans, and belated release.
Actually, the OG Fold's de facto launch of September 27 turned out to be just on time, as the Z Fold 2 is arriving a year later, just as we are used to with those orthodox rigid screen phones of yesteryear like, ahem, the Note 20 series
The rumored Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
specs of a 6.2" external and 7.7" internal foldable display with 120Hz refresh, Snapdragon 865+ processor, and a triple high-end camera which will undoubtedly be accompanied by all the RAM and storage Samsung can throw at its top dog, already have us salivating. There is that pesky cost problem, though, as the OG Fold's launch price was $1980, just shy of two grand.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 price on T-Mobile, Verizon, or AT&T
So far, we've only had a credible price leak from the Samsung Europe sites, pegging the Z Fold 2 tag
at £1,799 in the UK, or €1,999 in Germany. While that might still seem relatively high, those prices are actually a 100 pounds or euros cheaper than what its predecessor commanded at launch there.
The US, it seems, won't be an exception to the price drop rule, as a reader just sent us a fleeting Samsung-bought Google ad that already touts the phone as starting from $1,199. Needless to say, this is a ridiculously low tag for the Z Fold 2, and could only be achieved via the highest $800 trade-in value that Samsung currently discounts for a top-notch phone in good condition.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 US pricing
Thus, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
price on T-Mobile, Verizon, or AT&T could be as follows:
- $1199 with the $800 trade-in deal from Samsung.
- $1999 retail price tag for the 256GB version.
- $1299 with the $700 trade-in deal from Verizon or AT&T.
This, unfortunately, isn't less than the original Galaxy Fold's $1980 asking price on, say, AT&T, and presents a surge in pricing for that still luxurious new category of foldable phones. Not quite a handset for the masses but getting there with each new iteration, and Samsung is rumored to soon have foldable midrangers
as well, if you are patient.
Thanks for the tip, Greg!