The first Galaxy Fold screen replacement will cost $149/€130
Wondering how much the Galaxy Fold screen replacement might cost you if you decide to buy this device? Samsung officially confirmed the US release for its foldable smartphone yesterday. Interested customers will be able to pick one up from AT&T, Best Buy, and Samsung Experience Store locations starting September 27.
As you can probably imagine, the handset comes with plenty of warnings in the box so that customers know that they have to take extra care of the foldable display. It’s an expensive component that can get damaged fairly easily. To that end, Samsung is offering all customers a one-time out of warranty screen replacement for $149. In Europe, the screen replacement costs €130.
Galaxy Fold screen replacement costs $149 but there’s a caveat
We had reported two weeks ago that Galaxy Fold owners will get one discounted screen replacement for the device as part of the Galaxy Fold Premier Service. Customers will be eligible for this replacement within one year of their date of purchase. Samsung’s has detailed additional terms now. Customers can indeed get this one-time out of warranty screen replacement for $149. However, they must have purchased the device before December 31, 2019 to be eligible for this.
It appears that the discounted Galaxy Fold screen replacement will not be offered to customers who pick up the device after the fact. This could either be because Samsung expects to sell out of the entire Galaxy Fold supply by then or because it feels that this is a buffer enough for customers to fully grasp what is expected of them in caring for their Galaxy Fold.
The care instructions for the Galaxy Fold warn customers to not press the screen with a hard or sharp object, not place any objects in between when folding the device, avoid spilling liquids on it and not attach any objects like screen protectors on the foldable display.
Samsung is selling the Galaxy Fold for $1,980 in the United States. It actually won’t ship the device to customers. They will actually have to make an appointment and pick it up from the aforementioned retail locations where Galaxy Fold product experts will again guide them through the care instructions.