Samsung late on Wednesday disclosed availability of its Galaxy Fold smartphone. The smartphone was originally set to be launched earlier this year, but had been delayed in April because the device needed a redesign in a bid to improve its reliability. As expected, the handset will be available in the US this October at previously disclosed price points.

Introduced at Mobile World Congress 2019 in February, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold was supposed to be launched in April. During evaluation of the device by the press, it was discovered that that its hinge needed reinforcements, whereas the top protective layer of the Infinity Flex Display needed to be redesigned to make it apparent that it was a part of the phone, not a protective film.

All the improvements had been made by late July, so the Samsung announced that that the Galaxy Fold would be available in September. On Wednesday, the company said that the foldable smartphone would be available 'next month', meaning October. Meanwhile, it will be available in South Korea on September 6.

When bough in retail and without a contract, the Samsung Galaxy Fold will cost $1980 in the US, £1799 in the UK, and €2000 in Eurozone.

Samsung Galaxy Fold
  Galaxy Fold
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 
1x Kryo 485 (CA76) @ 2.84GHz
3x Kryo 485 (CA76) @ 2.42GHz
4x Kryo 485 (CA55) @ 1.80GHz

Adreno 640 @ 578MHz
Display Main Display:
7.3" 2048 x 1536 Foldable Dynamic AMOLED (4.2:3)

Cover display:
4.6" 1680 x 720 Super AMOLED (21:9)
Dimensions Folded:
160.9 x 62.9 x 17.0 to 15.5mm

Unfolded:
160.9 x 117.9 x 6.9mm

263g
RAM 12GB LPDDR4X
NAND 512GB UFS3.0
Battery 4380mAh  (16.86Wh)
Front Camera Cover Camera:
10MP f/2.2 "Selfie camera"

Front camera:
10MP f/1.9 4K video recording

Front camera:
8MP, f/2.2
Dual Pixel PDAF
"Live focus"
Primary Rear Camera 77° Regular Angle
12MP 1.4µm Dual Pixel PDAF

Tri-stack CMOS Sensor (Embedded DRAM),
4K60, 1080p240, 720p960 high-speed recording

Adjustable aperture f/1.5 or f/2.4
OIS, auto HDR, LED flash
Secondary Rear Camera 123° Wide Angle
16MP 1.0µm f/2.2
Tertiary Rear Camera 45° / Telephoto lens 2x zoom
12MP 1.0µm f/2.4,
OIS
SIM Size LTE model: eSIM + nanoSIM

5G model: nanoSIM
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2x2 MU-MIMO, BT 5.0 LE,
NFC, GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BDS
Connectivity USB Type-C
Features It Folds
Launch OS Android 9.0
Launch Price $1980 / £1799 / 2000€ 

Samsung also disclosed that the US market will get two colors: Cosmo Black and Space Silver.

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Source: Samsung

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  • shabby - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    You forgot samdung. Reply
  • The Garden Variety - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    They're really something, aren't they? Every post is a wonder. It's like someone picked up a computer user from 1995—complete with the disquieting obsession over inconsequential engineering details and long-forgotten features—and dropped them into a modern day conversation. And it's all "bleat bleat bleat bleat bleat" with little insults and appeals to authority about how they spent all this time customizing their whatever with zero self awareness that the rest of the world is receding in the distance. Reply
  • HardwareDufus - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    stop being so coy and tell us how you really feel. ;p Reply
  • Santoval - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    "When bough in retail and without a contract, the Samsung Galaxy Fold will cost $1980 in the US, £1799 in the UK, and €2000 in Eurozone."
    As of this moment with 2,000 € you can buy $2,207 USD. So Samsung imposes a "Euro tax" of $227 / 206 € before even taxes? Or do the 2,000 € include the average EU VAT? My educated guess would be that's before taxes, so in an EU country with a high VAT rate of 24% (like Greece or Finland) this thing will cost 2,480 € ($2,737 USD) at a minimum.

    Is the gimmick it offers, which is still untested and potentially fragile, worth that kind of money? If I had 2,500 euros to burn on some tech item I would much rather buy a cutting edge laptop (perhaps I would wait a while for the Zen 2 APU based ones to launch) than this thing. Sure, I could not brag to my friends that I have the first bending crap to reach the market, but I wouldn't give a toss about that.
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  • Santoval - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    p.s. It's certainly before taxes. There is no EU country with a 11% VAT rate (the rate needed to go from $1980 to $2,200) or anything close to that. Luxembourg's 17% VAT rate is the lowest. Reply
  • WPX00 - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    In general, consider any prices for US to be before taxes, and anywhere else after taxes. Good rule of thumb in the electronics world. Reply
  • s.yu - Monday, September 9, 2019 - link

    Yeah that's what I thought too, then he mentioned different VAT rates... Reply
  • stephenbrooks - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    They should make one that folds four ways and price it at $8k Reply
  • Skeptical123 - Sunday, September 8, 2019 - link

    "Features [...] It Folds" haha. For real this is awesome to see. Sure it cost $2k in late 2019 but by 2021 this feature set will likely be available for $400 or so. Of course theres a good chance the new iphone in 2021-2022 integrates a folding screen model at the top of the phone product stack. With Apple keeping the ~$1k price point range for single screen phones and introducing the 2k price point for double the screen real estate via folding models. (Of course no headphone jack though rip) Reply
  • GlossGhost - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    Not living up to your username. Reply

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