Foldable smartphones are becoming more and more popular, but as long as they cost one and a half to two times more than current flagships, they will not have real success. You don't have to be a prophet to understand that this type of device will only become massive when they cost no more than top smartphones are now. At the moment, this price can be considered a thousand dollars. Samsung, as a trendsetter in this direction, is trying not only to offer new models, but also to reduce their price. Now, apparently, they are taking another step in this direction. Will the Galaxy Z Fold 2 cost less than its first generation? Yes and no! But there is already progress.
Everyone will have such a smartphone soon, but let it get cheaper first.
New foldable Samsung
Samsung is reluctant to share details about the new Galaxy Z Fold 2. Including, little is known about the price of the new device. However, the British website of the company has its own opinion on this matter. It was on it that the company “burned” the price of the novelty.
There are no other sources of information yet, but it is such a leak (accidental or not) that slightly opens the veil of secrecy and provides answers to questions that we did not receive during Unpacked on August 5. Then we were only teased with the novelty, but they did not give any concrete ideas about what to expect.
More information should have been revealed by Unpacked Part 2 – the second part of the presentation – scheduled for September 1, 2020. At this event, we were supposed to get the prices for the Galaxy Z Fold 2, including the British ones, which we learned about today.
Open your smartphone and start using it. How long have we been waiting for this. Okay, not all of us.
How much is the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
On the Samsung website in the UK, information about the price of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has appeared. One thing is for sure that the price of the new product will not be super cheap, but it is still worth waiting for a small reduction.
Before that, we had already heard about some price cuts for the second generation of the pioneer of foldable smartphones. They all turned out to be close to what has now appeared on the Samsung website.
That's the price of the new item.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 will retail for £ 1,799 in the UK, according to the website. At the same time, there is only one model with 256 GB memory. But the choice of colors will be twice as large – Mystic Bronze or Mystic Black. Plus, every customer who buys the new clamshell will receive four free months of YouTube Premium. Compared to the price of a smartphone, this is not such an expensive gift. Moreover, this offer is valid only until December 31st. But we can understand that the device will definitely be released before the end of the year.
Given the company's pricing policy, despite the fact that the pound sterling is more expensive than the dollar, it can be assumed that the new product will cost the same in the US, but in a different currency – $ 1,799. It is too early to say what the price will be in Russia and in the “euro zone”.
The situation with installments in other countries is also not known, but in the UK Samsung offers installments of 45.54 pounds sterling per month. This offer is not surprising, because the smartphone is really expensive.
To be clear, for comparison, the first generation Samsung Galaxy Fold is currently priced at £ 1,900 in the UK, although this is the price for the 512GB version. There are no other versions of the memory, only the color can be selected. It turns out that the novelty is actually indirectly cheaper. Only for this the company had to use a smaller amount of memory. Although, even 256 GB will be enough for the vast majority of users.
Many will like this design. At least it's better than the first generation.
Reducing the price of foldable phones
This price reduction cannot but be noted as a pleasant step in the right direction, but it is still significantly higher than many users are willing to pay. This is especially true in the current environment, when the pandemic and the resulting financial crisis have significantly reduced purchasing power around the world. £ 1,799 is, of course, less than £ 1,900, but that's not the money people are willing to pay for a phone, albeit innovative in some way.
The Perspective of Foldable Phones
If we once again heard that “according to Samsung representatives” the price would be such and such, then we would have doubts. This would be just another rumor, but just publishing a page on the company's website is difficult enough. Of course, you can hack it, but hardly anyone will do it for the sake of simply placing the “left” price on one of the smartphones for a few minutes. On the other hand, it is also difficult to believe in the randomness of what is happening. It is possible that this is a cunning move by the company. Sometimes it happens.
We are waiting for what we will be shown.
Let's see what happens next and whether the leaked price is really the same. And Samsung is also famous for its price cuts a few months after the release of the new product. Dealers also throw up their discounts. For example, a couple of months ago in the US, some of them were selling the first generation Galaxy Fold for just $ 900. But you shouldn't expect such generosity. One thing is regular updates of smartphones of the “S” and “Note” lines, and quite another thing – a smartphone, which is still a curiosity. Although, no one says that its Lite version cannot come out. Let's see what awaits us.