- The Galaxy Fold 2 could cost slightly more than its predecessor.
- This suggests lower expected demand due to COVID-19 may not be affecting Samsungâ€™s foldables.
- The Galaxy Buds Plus might not be bundled with the foldable phone either.
Earlier this month, reports suggested that the Galaxy Note 20 could be priced a little lower than the Galaxy Note 10, at least in South Korea. Now, it seems that the companyâ€™s upcoming foldable phones might not see similar treatment.
Samsung was rumored to drop the Galaxy Note 20 price by ~$40 in South Korea as a response to falling demand amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the allure of foldable devices may stave a similar price decrease.
Rumored sales projections suggest that Samsungâ€™s expecting higher demand for foldables. The Galaxy Fold 2 could sell some six-times more devices annually than its predecessor. The original Fold sold just under 500,000 units in its first year despite its rocky lead up to launch.
More expensive or not, users may not get many goodies with their new foldable. ETNews reports that Samsung wonâ€™t bundle a pair of Galaxy Buds Plus with the bendy phone. The first Fold was sold with a pair of Galaxy Buds, still worth ~$108. At least it seems that buyers will be getting a charger with the device.
As for Samsungâ€™s other foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G will reportedly arrive at $1,370, the same price as the original LTE model.
Itâ€™s likely that the forthcoming wave of foldables will remain more expensive than Samsungâ€™s traditional flagships, but if youâ€™re holding on for a cheaper foldable, you may just be in luck. ETNews reports that an â€œeconomic versionâ€� of the Galaxy Fold could launch before the end of the year.