Ready to drop nearly $2,000 for Samsung’s first foldable? It’s almost time to grab your wallet.
Starting Friday, Samsung will be sending out invitations to those who have signed up on its website expressing interest in the Fold. After receiving the invitations, those interested in purchasing one of the foldable phones will be able to reserve their place in a virtual line, granting them the ability to be one of the first to buy the phone/tablet hybrid.
Samsung will not be making the phone available for pre-order Friday, that will be on April 15. Those who do want to pre-order will need to sign up in advance for one of these invitations, however, as the supply of the phones will be limited.
The Galaxy Fold, which will be available for $1,980 for a 4G LTE version with 512GB of storage, will be available on April 26. AT&T and T-Mobile will both carry the 4G LTE model and those are the only two options available for pre-order.
There is no unlocked option that would work on Verizon and Sprint.
Samsung will also have a 5G version of the Fold, though its exact pricing and release are also currently unknown.
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Speaking of 5G, in addition to announcing the update on the Fold’s availability, Samsung additionally confirmed that the 5G version of the Galaxy S10 will be available in May.
The previously announced larger version of the Galaxy S10+ features a 6.7-inch display, four rear cameras and two front cameras as well as the latest Galaxy S10 features including a fingerprint sensor underneath its display and Wireless PowerShare for wirelessly charging other devices from the phone.
All four major carriers have announced they will carry the S10 5G, though Verizon will be the first to get the device.
It is currently not known how much the phone will cost or when exactly it will be released. Noted leaker Evan Blass, however, recently tweeted that Verizon will sell the phone on May 16.
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