After a rumor surfaced this morning that the most premium Galaxy S10 Plus might cost €1599, it seemed like Samsung couldn’t possibly price any of its handset any higher. Well, another exclusive from TuttoAndroid states that we should expect the Galaxy Fold, the company’s first foldable smartphone, to be priced at €2000 (~$2,274).
This report isn’t all that surprising. Halfway through 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Galaxy Fold might cost over $1,500. And as this foldable handset would be the first from Samsung and one of the first to hit the market, the premium cost would have to match the uniqueness of the product.
Unfortunately, despite seeing a half-hidden prototype of the handset for a split second at the Samsung Developer Conference, we still don’t know much about the Galaxy Fold. It has been confirmed to include a 4.5-inch 840 x 1960 screen on the front of the device and a 7.3-inch 1536 x 2152 display on the inside.
TuttoAndroid writes that the Galaxy Fold will include two 2,190mAh batteries, giving the phone a combined 4,380 mAh battery. This statement fits SamMobile’s report that Samsung is producing flexible batteries that provide between 3,000mAh and 6,000mAh of juice.
Suzanne de Silva, Samsung’s director of Product Strategy and Marketing, stated in an interview during CES 2019 that the foldable would be released in the first half of 2019. This comment coincides with TuttoAndroid‘s claims that the handset will be marketed in Italy sometime in late March or early April.
In addition to the price, TuttoAndroid claims that Galaxy Fold will be the marketing name for the handset. We will have to wait until Samsung releases the phone or marketing material leaks before we can confirm this.
Samsung is expected to show off the Galaxy Fold at its Unpacked event on February 20. Hopefully, the South Korean company will then confirm specifics about availability and price.