The $1,980 foldable phone will be available at select retail outlets, and a special concierge service will teach you how to use (and not break) the device.
After months of the delay, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold will be finally on sale in the US this Friday, Sept. 27.
The $1,980 foldable phone will be available at select retail outlets, including AT&T, Best Buy, and the Samsung Experience Store, the company announced. As an added perk, customers who buy it will also get a pair of wireless earphones, the $129 Galaxy Buds.
To ensure customers don’t accidentally break the device, Samsung has created a special “Galaxy Fold Premier Service” that’ll teach customers how to use and take care of the foldable phone. The concierge service will be available when you buy the product at a store, and can be reached online through a Samsung app or via a toll-free number any hour of any day.
The company postponed the phone’s sale earlier this year after review units broke. The company has since upgraded the foldable phone’s design with tweaks to prevent dust from seeping into the product’s foldable hinge. Another change was made to the Fold’s screen protector to stop customers from accidentally tearing it off, which can cause the phone’s display to malfunction and shut off.
Despite the changes, Samsung created a video advising users to be gentle with the device. “A smartphone as incredible as this deserves care like no other,” the video says.