Indian customers may not have to wait long for the Galaxy Fold
Samsung could launch the Galaxy Fold in India on October 1, according to a report from one of the country’s leading news agencies. Earlier this year, Samsung’s mobile chief DJ Koh had revealed that the Galaxy Fold would be coming to India at some point but had not mentioned any time frame. The Fold launched in South Korea in early September and came to some European markets on September 18, and it seems Indian customers looking forward to the foldable phone won’t have to wait much longer to get their hands on one.
An October 1 launch would put India in the first wave of countries where the Galaxy Fold will go on sale. After disaster struck and Samsung recalled all Galaxy Fold units before they could hit retail shelves, we had heard from our sources that the company had changed its plans a bit and decided not to bring the device to some small markets. However, its imminent arrival in India was pretty much confirmed when the redesigned Fold was spotted in the country on two different occasions, although Samsung is yet to say anything on the matter officially.
Galaxy Fold price in India could go as high as Rs. 1.75 lakh (~$2470)
As for pricing, the report says the Fold could be priced anywhere between Rs. 1.5 lakh (~$2120) and 1.75 lakh (~$2470). If true, the Indian pricing would be considerably higher than in other markets. It’s possible Samsung won’t be manufacturing the Fold locally in India as it does its non-foldable flagships, which could be one of the reasons why its pricing would be higher in the country. Whether that will deter most prospective customers from picking one up remains to be seen.
Would you be interested in buying the Galaxy Fold in India? What’s the price you’re willing to pay for the device?