The Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally here. After a delayed launch due to build-quality issues, the phone now has a new release date — September 27. As the first folding phone that’s widely available to consumers, the Fold is arguably the most groundbreaking phone of the past few years. Sure, it’s expensive — but it’s also not really aimed at most consumers, and will instead serve as a buyable proof-of-concept for those who enjoy being the first to get their hands on new technology.
If you’re one of those people, then you may be wondering where you can get the Samsung Galaxy Fold for yourself. Here’s everything you need to know about buying the new foldable Samsung Galaxy Fold.
The Galaxy Fold will be available unlocked through the Samsung website and Best Buy. As announced at launch, the device will cost $1,980, but anyone who orders the device now will get Samsung’s Premier Service, which gives customers access to support from Samsung experts at any time.
If you pre-ordered the phone in June, you will have to order it again, as your original order has been canceled. You should also have been contacted by Samsung regarding an offer of a $250 gift card in compensation for the canceled order.
While both AT&T and T-Mobile were originally set to carry the Galaxy Fold, T-Mobile has since backed out and only AT&T will carry the phone. In other words, you’ll have to either buy the device unlocked, or buy through AT&T if you want the Galaxy Fold for yourself.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available direct from AT&T, and you’ll be able to get it for yourself from select AT&T stores or from the AT&T website starting on September 27. As you might expect, the phone isn’t cheap — you’ll pay $1,980 upfront or $66 per month for 30 months.
T-Mobile was also set to carry the Galaxy Fold for its original launch, but after the build quality issues, the carrier backed out of carrying the device. Unfortunately, you’ll have to buy the device unlocked if you want to use it on T-Mobile.
You can learn more about the Galaxy Fold’s specs and features here.