Finally, Samsung launches Galaxy Fold... in select markets
The Samsung Galaxy Fold at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin on Thursday.
Dubai - Hyped device priced 2.398 million won, or $1,977 (almost Dh7,300)
Samsung on Thursday announced that its hotly-anticipated Galaxy Fold device will finally be launched to the general public - but only in select markets.
The foldable smartphone - the subject of much speculation and hype in recent memory - will be available from today in the company's home turf of South Korea, with other countries, including the the UK, France, Germany and Singapore in less than two weeks, with a US launch also eyed.
"The category-defining Galaxy Fold is a device that defies the barriers of traditional smartphone design. Now, we're excited to release this pioneering mobile technology and allow consumers to experience it for themselves," said D.J. Koh, president and CEO of Samsung's IT and mobile communications division, said in a post.
The Galaxy Fold, featuring a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex display that also has a 4.6-inch cover screen, was delayed for some months owing to a number of issues raised by early reviewers. It also comes with a 5G-ready version, complementing the Galaxy S10 5G and the recently-launched Galaxy Note10 5G.
It will, however, come at a hefty price: In South Korea, it will retail for 2.398 million won, or $1,977 (almost Dh7,300).
The Galaxy Fold is on display at the IFA industry conference in Berlin, which begins on Friday.