Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2 could be a lot cheaper

Joanna Estrada
December 8, 2019

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Samsung revealed the Galaxy Fold in early 2019, but it didn't launch until just a few weeks ago. Samsung wanted almost $ 2,000 for this unique smartphone. Rumour has it that next year, we'll be seeing a new and improved Galaxy Fold 2, potentially with a much lower price tag too.

The Galaxy Fold was the first consumer-grade foldable phone that came on the market after months of delay. Samsung recalled all the samples and set to work revamping the Fold to make the hinge and screen more robust and able to keep particulates from creeping inside.

The Korea Herald has spoken to anonymous industry sources who claim Samsung's second foldable phone will be released at a starting price of less than a thousand United States dollars. It is not hard to understand why that is. That would make it a bit cheaper than the recent non-folding cell phones like the Note 10.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is also out in countries including Australia, Singapore, and Korea, amongst other countries across Asia Pacific and the rest of the world.

The hinge on the Galaxy Fold is a complex piece of engineering, and Samsung had to redesign it to make the phone more durable.

The first Galaxy Fold had some of the same specifications as the Note 10, including a Snapdragon 855 and 12GB of RAM. That alone is not enough to make a phone overly expensive. OnePlus manages to offer similar specifications for much less.

For that price, you get a massive 7.3-inch AMOLED Infinity Flex display (that's the largest display when unfolded) and a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display (when folded), 5G-readiness, several cameras (cover camera, front dual camera, and a rear triple camera), wireless PowerShare Charging, and bundled Galaxy Buds, you can quickly start to see how the price adds up.

As you'd expect for such a flagship smart device with a point of difference like a folding screen, it comes with a fairly hefty price tag: $3399. Samsung worked alongside partners to create an entirely new UX that will change the way we use our mobile devices and takes full advantage of the foldable design with its cover and main displays. While the Galaxy Fold attracted mostly skeptical feedback from buyers, the recently announced Moto Razr foldable has people more excited.

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