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Samsung Galaxy Flex foldable smartphone to cost twice as much as the Galaxy Note 9: Report

Apart from Samsung, LG and Huawei too are reportedly gearing up to launch foldable smartphones next year.

  • Published: November 26, 2018 12:10 PM IST
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Rumors surrounding the upcoming foldable phone from Samsung have suggested that it could be called Galaxy Flex. Fresh information, leaked by an unnamed Samsung employee to Gizmodo, reveals that the highly anticipated smartphone would be priced between £1,500 and £2,000 (approximately Rs 135,700 and Rs 180,600) in the U.K.

In the UK, the 512 GB edition of the Galaxy Note 9 is priced at £999 (approximately Rs 90,378). The pricing leak of the Samsung’s foldable smartphone suggests that it could be costing twice as much as the Galaxy Note 9. The foldable phone is expected to hit the UK market in multiple variants, and the £2,000 pricing could belong to its highest configuration model. Such a hefty price tag for the Samsung’s foldable phone suggests that it may not be a mainstream handset, but a limited-edition smartphone.

In the UK, the alleged Galaxy Flex phone is expected to be available in on-contract and SIM-free options. It will be available through Samsung’s online store, and EE carrier in the country. Samsung will be only selling its SIM-free edition whereas it will be available both unlocked and on a contract through EE.

Since the alleged Galaxy Flex foldable phone will be sporting a fold-in design, its user will be able to open it like a book to access its inner display to use like a tablet. A bendable S-AMOLED 7.3-inch Infinity Flex display will be present inside. On the side, it will be featuring a 4.6-inch AMOLED cover display.

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A recent report revealed that Samsung may announce its first foldable phone alongside the 5G version of the Galaxy S10 in March 2019. The report had also revealed the foldable phone may not carry support for 5G connectivity. Samsung is not the only company that will be launching a foldable phone in 2019. LG may announce its foldable phone in January at CES 2019, whereas Huawei may unleash its 5G foldable phone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February.

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  • Published Date: November 26, 2018 12:10 PM IST