The Samsung Galaxy Fold was not the successful device that the company hoped it would be. While there were several factors responsible for this, pricing also remains one of the primary concerns for prospective buyers. However, a new report from The Korea Herald suggests that Samsung will make some crucial changes with the successor, particularly with regards to pricing. The company will reportedly manage to keep the costs low by adopting a clamshell design similar to the recently launched Moto razr, which uses a foldable display in a clamshell format.
Despite making all the necessary adjustments to the design, the phone will still reportedly cost around $1000, but no more than that. Even though this isn’t exactly less expensive, it’s bearable compared to the initial pricing of the Galaxy Fold in the U.S. and other markets. The report further adds that the phone will cost somewhere close to $840 when it hits South Korea, but will touch $1000 or over when it heads to global markets.
There’s no word on when the phone will be announced by Samsung, but it seems like the company could unveil it sometime during mid-2020. For now, the company is also focused on the Galaxy S11, its upcoming flagship which is expected to be revealed ahead of the MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona on the 24th of February, 2020.
Samsung recently filed a patent for a camera tech that could revolutionize night-time photography using a hardware solution. Other rumors have talked about the inclusion of 8K video recording on the Galaxy S11 along with a wide range of software features to keep the users interested.
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Source: The Korea Herald
Via: GSM Arena