A ridiculously high price tag will apparently be a barrier to entry for some, when it comes to Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy F flagship folding smartphone. Samsung unveiled the smartphone (in disguised, prototype form) last week, and today South Korea’s Yonhap News reportedly confirmed not only the name, but also the price and release date. According to the news agency, the Galaxy F will be priced at a lofty $1,750.
To put that in perspective, the Galaxy Note 9 starts at $999 for 128GB of internal storage, but rises to $1,249 if you opt for 512GB. Samsung likely has limited capacity to build the innovative Infinity Flex Display, leading to the enormous cost that only the most elite enthusiasts will likely be willing to bear.
As for the release date, it’s expected that Samsung will launch the phone in March. If all goes according to plan, Samsung expects to ship one million of the phones.
The Galaxy F features a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display with a resolution of 2152×1535 and a secondary 4.58-inch display with a resolution of 840×1960. The Galaxy F will allow you to work from the secondary display as you would any other modern Android phone, but App Continuity enables you to seamlessly shift your workflow over to the larger display when the device is unfolded.
Ahead of the Galaxy F’s launch, Samsung will debut the Galaxy S10 family at the Mobile World Congress, and at least one variant will have 5G connectivity.