Yep, if rumors are true the world’s first foldable smartphone from Samsung – AKA the Galaxy F – will be extraordinarily expensive!
The Galaxy X saga has taken a bizarre turn in the past couple of weeks. Not only is the Galaxy X not a foldable phone, but it is something else entirely.
And there’s a brand new phone that will fold, which goes by the name of the Samsung Galaxy F – see what they did there ;)
The Galaxy X will be a standalone gaming phone, while the Galaxy F will be a “super-premium” smartphone that is also foldable.
Essentially, it looks as if Samsung is looking at adding in two, brand new phone lines into the mix during 2019.
What’s the difference? Well, for starters price: word on the street suggests the Samsung Galaxy F could retail for as much as $1800.
That’s right, almost $2000 for a smartphone.
Reports claim it will be super premium, pack in the latest and greatest specs, and effectively take over from the Galaxy S10 as top dog in Samsung’s phone ecosystem.
There is also talk of Samsung merging the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note line into one series of handsets, though you should probably take that with a pinch of salt.
Here’s the thing: Apple’s iPhone X is stupidly expensive. It costs $1000, basically, and for a phone that is A LOT of money.
The iPhone 8 has been more popular with consumers too, and that should tell you everything you need to know about Apple’s pricing system.
If this rumored price for the Samsung Galaxy F is legit, and it might not be, how in the world does Samsung think it can get away with charging THAT much money for a phone?
Who cares if it’s foldable – $1800 is $1800, and you can pick up the OnePlus 6 for a third of that price (and take a Caribbean Cruise with the savings).
Beyond the folding element, I can’t see anything that could even remotely justify this price tag.
I know Samsung has R&D costs to cover, but almost $2000 for a phone is just bonkers – even by Apple standards.
And don’t think you’ll make any savings on Samsung phones in 2018/19 either, the price of ALL models is going up.
Expect to pay close to (or over) $1000 for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 9 once they launch.
If you’re after a deal on a Samsung phone, your best bet is going the reconditioned route through a company like Gazelle, where you can grab the Galaxy S8 for 40% less than new.
$1800 for a phone!
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