Galaxy Z Fold 2 May Cost A Fortune, A Lot More Than The Original

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 may cost a fortune after all. A well-known tipster has just shared the phone’s expected price tag, and things are not looking good, at all.

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 tipped to cost a fortune, a lot more than its predecessor

This information comes from ‘Chun’, as he says that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be priced around 65 million Dong ($2,795) in Vietnam. As you can see, that is quite a lot of cash, converted to dollars, we’re dealing with $2,795.

For comparison’s sake, the original Galaxy Fold was priced at $2,150. That was still a ton of money, but this is quite a price bump. That is a bit disappointing considering some rumors suggested a considerably lower price tag.

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A rumor from back in April suggested that the device may cost less than $2,000. A price between $1,780 and $1,980 was tipped by a well-known display analyst.

Well, if Chun’s information is at least somewhat accurate, we’ll be dealing with a price tag that is about $1,000 above that. That is a huge difference, needless to say, so we’re hoping this info is wrong.

The source did note that the pre-order bundle will be quite valuable, though. He suggested that it will be worth 8 million Dong, which translates to $344. Still, that’s a lot of money right there.

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More official information on the device will arrive next month

We’re sure that more information will surface in the coming weeks, but as things stand right now, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will cost a fortune. Samsung will release more information about the device at the beginning of September.

Samsung did announce the phone at its Unpacked event a couple of days ago, kind of. It shared the phone’s design, and talked about some aspects of the device. Samsung did not share its specs, nor pricing / availability info, though.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be quite an improvement over its predecessor. The device will look much sleeker, and ship with a new hinge design. It will offer a coating against corrosion, and a mechanism that will keep the dirt out.

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Bezels on the device will be much thinner this time around, especially when it comes to the outer display. That huge notch will no longer be a part of the design, it will be replaced by a small display hole.

The Snapdragon 865 Plus is expected to fuel this phone, though nothing has been confirmed just yet. The device will include a camera setup similar to the one on the Galaxy S20+, though, it seems.