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Can’t afford to shell out $1980 for the Galaxy Fold? AT&T has the answer

AT&T has started accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy Fold, as part of which it’s offering customers the option to split the $1979.99 asking price into 30 more affordable chunks of $66, debited from their bank account every month. And to make the deal even more tantalizing, it’s waiving its upfront fee.

Rival T-Mobile won’t start accepting reservations for the handset until April 25. It hasn’t confirmed whether it will offer a zero-down installment agreement, so the chance to reserve one now with no upfront payment could be enough to force some of its customers to make the leap over to AT&T.

In fact, it’s been radio silence from T-Mobile as far as its tariffs for the Galaxy Fold are concerned. It’s confirmed that the handset will cost $1979.99 and that it — like AT&T — will be offering customers a pair of Galaxy Buds and a protective cover at no extra cost, but that’s all we’ve heard to date.

AT&T is the only retailer customers can pre-order the Galaxy Fold from right now in the United States. Samsung started accepting reservations for the handset in the region last week, but was quickly forced to halt the scheme after demand for the foldable far surpassed its internal expectations.

Keen to find out more about the Galaxy Fold? Check out our hands-on.

  • Model: SM-F900F
  • Dimensions: Unfolded: 160.9 x 117.9 x 6.9 mm Folded: 160.9 x 62.9 x 15.5 mm
  • Display: 7,3" (185.4mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Camera: 16 MP, CMOS F2.2 & 12MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4Wide & 12MP, CMOS F2.4 Telephoto

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locarno
locarno

“but was quickly forced to halt the scheme after demand for the foldable far surpassed its internal expectations.”

So they stopped pre-order time earlier than they predicted ?

locarno
locarno

“It’s confirmed that the handset will cost $1979.99 and that it — like AT&T”

Source ?

locarno
locarno

“Rival T-Mobile won’t start accepting reservations for the handset until April 25.”

Why ? AT&T have timely exclusive ?

Biransahin
Biransahin

The reaction from YouTubers is very good. I’ve never seen Lew from Unbox Therapy so excited! Lol. That’s a good deal for people in the US. Plus they could always trade in their existing S9 or S8 to make the deal even cheaper. I’m pleasantly surprised at how good it looks, but for me a future gen model with an SPen and I’m in!!

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

You forget how much he is being paid for such review. Wait for a smaller Youtuber that is not being paid by Samsung or wait for your own opinion from a display model. I don’t buy the Youtube tech-guru-crap anymore, the industry has corrupted them way too much. Very rarely their reviews reflect the reality of things.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Yes, that’s true too. I wouldn’t personally buy a first gen device anyway, and I need an sPen for my work and it hasn’t got one. So far all the reviews have been very positive though, even from some Applecentric reviewers. I think this type of device will be a game changer for the industry as was the larger screen Note when it first arrived. Cost wise it’s high but if you’re in the market for a small tablet and a phone, an iPad Mini 7″ tablet with a miserable 2gb of ram/256gb storage at $680, plus an iPhone XS… Read more »