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We haven’t heard much about Samsung’s Galaxy Fold since its launch in September. Given the handset’s early troubles (which led to a lengthy delay), that’s probably a good thing. Suffice to say, at $1,980, sales weren’t spectacular. According to the publication, Samsung has sold roughly half a million units since launch.
The first successor to the Fold will reportedly be priced around $850. A second revision – more of a true successor to the current vertically-folding device – will reportedly break cover in August. No word on how much that variant may command.
Pricing the next Fold in line with other modern flagships is a wise move as it puts it in the ballpark of far more potential buyers. Surely there are plenty of people interested in a folding smartphone that simply can’t get past the idea of spending nearly two grand on a handset. Motorola’s new Razr is a bit more reasonable at $1,500, but still, that’s a heck of a lot for a mobile phone.