The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 cost $2,000/€2,000 at launch, later dropping to $1,800/€1,800 and now even less. Make no mistake though, it is still a very expensive device. There may be some good news on the horizon – rumor has it that the next generation of Galaxy foldables will be up to 20% cheaper at launch.
Note the “up to”. If Samsung does find a way to knock a fifth off the price, the Galaxy Z Fold3 will start at $1,600/€1,600. Expensive, yes, but it’s moving towards a more reasonable level. And this could push the prices of the Z Fold2 lower – it’s currently €1,535 in Germany, too close to the hypothetical price of the new model. The US price is lower still, $1,200, and this is before you get into trade-ins.
The Galaxy Z Flip3 will be up to 20% cheaper too, though we expected that – a rumor from a few months ago claimed that the clamshell foldable will switch to a mid-range chipset and that there will be 4G-only and 5G versions. The the original 4G Flip started at $1,380, the 5G model that came later started at $1,450. This means the Z Flip3 could be priced in the $1,100-1,200 range.
Again, this is the best case scenario, but not bad considering the upgrades – an IP rating, S Pen support on the Fold, under display camera on the Fold and so on (and yes, the Fold will receive the most upgrades). The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 are expected in July.