Last February, Samsung launched the new generation of smartphones with its new flagship product: Galaxy Fold. This announcement caused a shock wave in the mobile phone industry, many Samsung competitors wanting to start by designing such a radical product. Now, a legion of loyal fans are trying to get their hands on the Fold.
Unlike all major brand phones that preceded it, the Galaxy Fold is a true convertible product. He is able to switch from one phone to another and on the other hand with his unique folding hinge. According to Samsung, engineers have worked for years to ensure that the design is tailored to the needs of consumers. In fact, they tested each phone thousands of times to make sure they could withstand everyday use.
For those of you who want to own a piece of the future today, I have good news. The phone became available for pre-order bookings starting April 12. With official pre-orders starting April 15th. What does it take to be on the list? I will give you the recap.
How to pre-order the Galaxy Fold
The hype around the Galaxy Fold is intense, so promising buyers will want to be on the list before supplies run out. Starting April 12, you will be able to make a reservation for a pre-order spot by signing up for more information on the Samsung website. Click on "Reserve now"in the upper right corner to access the reservation page, which will allow you to fill in basic forms and agree to receive emails from Samsung.
Once the form is complete, you should receive an email from Samsung stating the additional steps to pre-order the device. You do not have to buy the device if you book a spot, but the company holds your place online. The official pre-order day begins on April 15th, so be sure to be on the list before that. Demand is incredibly high, so expect seats to fill up quickly
What is the release date of the Galaxy Fold?
The Galaxy Fold phone is officially on display and on sale on April 26th. The phone is sold exclusively by AT & T and T-Mobile, with their stores and some Best Buy and Samsung Experience stores having the phone in stock. Unfortunately, Verizon fans will have to wait for the expiry of the exclusive carrier contract in a few years or buy an unlocked device at retail price.
This price, by the way, starts at $ 1,980. Yuck!
I guess that makes sense, though, if you consider how much technology you get in one device. The phone opens on a 7.3-inch tablet capable of wireless charging, running three applications at a time and even accessing 5G networks in the most expensive models.
If this phone is a must have gadget for you, do not hesitate. Samsung points out that supplies are extremely limited. Putting your name on the list is the best way to make sure you are the world's first folding smartphone flagship.
Kim's Take: Should you buy a foldable smartphone?
It takes a lot to impress tech customers. Until now this year, the collapsible smartphone generates a ton of excitement. And why not? A new radical phone design has not appeared in years. The biggest smartphone manufacturers – Samsung, Apple and the Chinese company Huawei – are all in the race to bring you the foldable phone. Is this new form factor worth it?
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