After multiple postponements over the past several months, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally going on sale in the US this week. In an official press release, the company announced that the folding smartphone will be available for purchase Stateside from September 27, starting at $1,980 (around Rs. 1.4 lakhs). The device went up for sale in South Korea on September 6, and is expected to be launched in India in the coming weeks.
According to Samsung, the phone will be offered in Cosmos Black and Space Silver colors and will be available for purchase at select AT&T stores as well as a number of Best Buy and Samsung Experience Store retail locations, both of which will also offer unlocked versions of the device, which means buyers will be able to use it with any compatible carrier.
Samsung is planning to initially manufacture only around 1 million units of the Galaxy Fold before ramping up production based on demand. However, given that it has been priced at almost $2,000 in the US, it will be interesting to see how many people will be willing to fork out that kind of money to get their hands on the new technology.
In case you don’t know it already, the Galaxy Fold was unveiled alongside the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus last February, and was promptly hailed by many as the future of smartphones before reports of serious malfunction started pouring in from journalists with access to official review units. With the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco still fresh in everyone’s minds, the company postponed the launch of the new phone, saying it will be launched only after all the issues are sorted out.