We may finally know the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G release date and price – PhoneArena
Just like the 5G-enabled Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, as well as the Galaxy Tab S7, S7+, Buds Live, and Galaxy Watch 3, Samsung’s highly anticipated Galaxy Fold sequel will see daylight on August 5 at an unusual (and unusually crowded) virtual Unpacked event.
But due to the complexity of its foldable design, the undeniably gorgeous Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G might not be ready for a commercial debut alongside all those other impending gadgets. The Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra 5G, for instance, are expected to go up for pre-order in markets like the US and South Korea immediately after their official announcement, possibly starting to ship roughly a couple of weeks later.
A pretty lengthy wait suggesting tight supply
According to a new Korean media report (translated here), the second-gen Fold could arrive in domestic stores around a month on the heels of its conventional Snapdragon 865 Plus-powered cousins with a built-in S Pen. Namely, the “tentative” release date of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G is today rumored as September 18, which may or may not be also when the foldable handset will begin selling stateside.
While it’s certainly a little disappointing to hear we might need to wait six weeks or so to see the massively upgraded device actually released following its August 5 announcement, we won’t act shocked by this news speculation.
A not-so-surprising price and an awesome spec sheet
As such, we couldn’t have realistically expected a price drop for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G compared to its 4G LTE-only predecessor, which makes today’s rumor of a KRW 2.398 million MSRP in Samsung’s homeland sound pretty encouraging. That’s exactly how much the OG Galaxy Fold normally costs in South Korea, making us hopeful that the 5G-capable Z Fold 2 5G will be officially priced at the same $1,980 tag as its forerunner in the US.