New Leak reveals the exorbitant pricing of the Galaxy Z Flip

The Galaxy Z Flip, a US$1,400 foldable smartphone? (Image source: @UniverseIce)
The Galaxy Z Flip, a US$1,400 foldable smartphone? (Image source: @UniverseIce)
A new leak has revealed just how expensive the Galaxy Z Flip will be. Those who were expecting Samsung to release a more reasonably-priced foldable smartphone will be left disappointed, with the Galaxy Z Flip set to be pricier than even the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Alex Alderson,

The Galaxy Z Flip is set to be one pricey smartphone, according to a new leak published by Max Winebach of XDA Developers. While the device will not be Galaxy Fold-levels of expensive, which retails for almost US$2,000, it will be on par with the Galaxy S20 Ultra. We are basing our Galaxy S20 Ultra pricing on the recent leak by @ishanagarwal24, who claimed that the 128 GB and 512 GB models will cost €1,349 and €1,549, respectively.

According to Winebach, Samsung will price the Galaxy Z Flip at US$1,400, likely making it between US$50 and US$100 more expensive than the entry-level Galaxy S20 Ultra. This pricing would make the Galaxy Z Flip almost US$600 cheaper than the Galaxy Fold, though.

However, keep in mind that the Galaxy Z Flip is reported to be powered by the Snapdragon 855+ though, with the Galaxy S20 series slated to feature the newer Snapdragon 865, instead. The Galaxy Z Flip will only feature 12 MP cameras and 15 W wired charging too, which is not exactly flagship hardware.

In short, it seems that Samsung plans to charge US$1,400 for something that is "like a folding S10e".

Winebach informed his followers that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Z Flip on February 14. The device may also initially be an AT&T exclusive in the US, but Samsung will apparently eventually sell it as an unlocked handset. The Galaxy Z Flip may launch in black, gold, purple and silver too, according to SamMobile.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-01-28 (Update: 2020-01-28)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.