Samsung's first mobile phone with folding screen, the Galaxy Fold is almost there. If you are patiently waiting to buy it, you are in luck. Pre-orders will start on Monday, April 15th, but you will not need to reserve the foldable phone until Friday, April 12th. It is also better: Samsung has already warned buyers that stock will be limited. The Fold will be officially on sale on April 26 in selected stores. More information below.
The Galaxy Fold is a hybrid phone / tablet device with two screens, a smaller front panel that looks like a typical smartphone, and another screen on the inside. The phone is half folded and opens to a 7.3-inch display. It's a crazy idea that will see the competition from equipment manufacturers like Huawei and Motorola .
How to buy the Galaxy Fold?
From April 1
2, you can make a reservation for the Galaxy Fold if you have registered to receive more information from Samsung. Samsung tells us that a "private pre-order" will start on Monday, April 15th
Registration for additional information does not oblige you to purchase the Galaxy Fold. A representative from Samsung told CNET in an e-mail: "If someone signs up tomorrow to reserve their place in the private pre-order, which starts on April 15, this is not the case Choice. "
Was not registered? It is not too late. Visit the Galaxy Fold website and click on Register in the top right corner. Then enter your information. You should then receive an email on April 12th with further information on reserving the pending device. (In Australia, click on "Save Now" on this page.) The UK site does not yet have a fold page.)
The Fold will be available for purchase in AT & T from April 26 in the US. T-Mobile, Best Buy and Samsung Experience Stores. Samsung warns that stocks will be limited. It is therefore advisable to reserve a fold instead of getting one on the starting day.
Will there be bundled offers?
T-Mobile announced that Galaxy Fold's buyers will receive a pair of Galaxy Bud's wireless earphones and a carbon fiber case for free.
The sale will begin online on April 25 at 9:00 pm PT and on April 26 in selected T-Mobile stores. You have the choice between a color, Space Silver. T-Mobile suggests checking the store availability before getting in the car.
How much is it?
That's not cheap. The Galaxy Fold costs $ 1,980 for 512GB of memory and 12GB of RAM. There will be an LTE model and a 5G variant, the latter probably costing more than the base model.
What about colors?
The Galaxy Fold will be available worldwide in Cosmo Black, Space Silver, Astro Blue and Martian Green. And depending on the color you buy, you can adjust the color of the hinge. Some hauliers and businesses may restrict their color options.
Originally published on February 20th at 11:37 pm PT and updated regularly.