What you need to know
- Samsung will begin selling the Galaxy Fold in the U.S. on September 27.
- Consumers in the U.S. will be able to purchase the foldable smartphone from Samsung, AT&T, or Best Buy for $1,980.
- The foldable smartphone has been on sale in South Korea since September 6.
Samsung today finally confirmed the Galaxy Fold's U.S. release date. The company's first foldable smartphone will be available for purchase in the United States from September 27 for $1,980. In addition to the unlocked version, Samsung says consumers will also be able to get an AT&T version of the phone.
The unlocked version of the phone, which will be available through select Best Buy as well as Samsung Experience Stores, is expected to be compatible with all leading U.S. carriers. You will be able to pick up the AT&T version of the foldable phone from select AT&T stores.
Galaxy Fold buyers in the U.S. will have access to the company's new Premier Service, which provides 24/7 access to Samsung experts for dealing with any issues that owners may run into. Additionally, the Premier Service offers an optional one-on-one setup session to help buyers understand all the features that the foldable device has to offer.
After several delays, the Galaxy Fold finally went on sale in South Korea earlier this month. The phone was also launched in the UK last week. Thanks to the various changes that Samsung has made, refreshed Galaxy Fold units are a lot more durable compared to the early units that were shipped to reviewers in April.
Samsung's refreshed Galaxy Fold comes with several changes that make both the display and hinge much stronger than before. Aside from its unique form-factor, the Galaxy Fold is packed with features that you would expect from a premium flagship device. You get a massive 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, 12GB of RAM, 512GB built-in storage, six cameras, and two batteries to deliver impressive battery life.
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