SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Koh confirms Samsung will launch the Galaxy Fold in India


Last updated: March 7th, 2019 at 09:02 UTC+02:00

Wondering whether you’d be able to buy the Galaxy Fold in India? Rejoice, because Samsung will indeed release its first foldable smartphone in the country. The confirmation comes from none other than DJ Koh himself, the chief of Samsung’s mobile division.

In his interaction with select media following the Galaxy S10 launch in the country, Koh confirmed that Samsung will bring the Galaxy Fold to customers in this part of the world. His presence at the launch event underscores the importance that Samsung attaches to the Indian market.

Samsung to launch the Galaxy Fold in India

“Indian market is, I clearly said, most important market — not only investment and everything, my long-term commitment is towards the market. In this market, why will I not deliver my newest technology innovation? Yes, I will do,” Koh said, when asked about plans for launching the Galaxy Fold.

He didn’t say when the handset would be available in the country, though. Samsung will release it in the United States and South Korea on April 26. Whether or not India gets it on the same day has not yet been confirmed. It will start at $1,980 in the United States.

Koh also mentioned that Samsung would like to manufacture the Galaxy Fold in India. The company already makes its flagship smartphones locally to compete on price as there are higher taxes on imported devices. It’s unlikely this will be possible initially, though. Koh pointed out that Samsung wants to consolidate manufacturing of the Galaxy Fold at one facility. It makes sense as the first-generation device will only be sold in limited quantities.

This might change down the line when Samsung launches additional foldable smartphones. According to reports, the company has two new foldable devices in development. One of which is destined to arrive towards the end of this year.

Via Phone Galaxy FoldIndia
Load 1 comments

You might also like

Samsung Galaxy A23e leaked renders appear ahead of its launch

Everyone currently has their attention on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4, which launched at the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event yesterday. But now renders of a new, unreleased phone—Galaxy A23e—have surfaced online. This is the third phone in the Galaxy A23 lineup, which also includes the Galaxy A23 5G. According to […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 2 days ago

Original Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Fold are now getting the August 2022 security update

Now that the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event is done, Samsung is switching its focus back to releasing software updates to its dozens of smartphones. The original Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Z Flip are the latest Galaxy devices to get the August 2022 security update. Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip: Where is the August […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 days ago

Samsung drops to fourth place in Indian smartphone market during Q2 2022

Samsung’s market share is slipping away in India and several other Asian countries. According to the latest data from market research firm IDC, Samsung dropped to fourth place in the Indian smartphone market last quarter as Vivo jumped to the third spot. The latest market analysis from IDC reveals that Samsung shipped just 5.9 million […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 4 days ago

Here’s when you can probably buy Galaxy Z Flip 4, Z Fold 4 in India

We are just two days away from the official unveiling of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 4. But the leaks continue to flow, revealing almost everything there is to know about the upcoming Samsung foldables. Now, their possible launch date for the Indian market has been revealed. According to 91Mobiles, […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 5 days ago

Samsung is officially a 5G network equipment supplier for India’s Airtel

Bharti Airtel has become India’s first network operator to announce its 5G equipment vendors, and Samsung, although not Airtel’s first choice, is among its 5G hardware suppliers. Ericsson and Nokia are the other two partners of Airtel in its quest to deliver 5G to the Indian population in 12 geographical regions. However, Samsung is not […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 week ago

Galaxy F12 gets the goodness of Android 12 (One UI 4.1) update in India

Ahead of the final release of the Android 13 update by Google, Samsung is making sure that even its low-end smartphones have received the Android 12 update. The latest in line to receive the Android 12 update is the Galaxy F12, and the update is now available in India. The Android 12-based One UI 4.1 […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 weeks ago