Over the past few months, leaks on Samsung’s 2022 foldables have appeared left, right, and center. But very few of them addressed the topic of prices. The specifications and design of the future smartphones have largely been the subject of leaks. With only a few weeks until its release, we now have a general sense of the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s pricing structure, and it’s not good news. Samsung’s upcoming clamshell foldable appears to be more expensive than its predecessor.
Pricebaba report reports that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 would start at $1,080 in Europe. For the entry-level model with 128GB of storage, that is. Samsung will reportedly charge 1,280 for the 512GB model, compared to 1,160 for the 256GB storage option.
In contrast, when the Galaxy Z Flip 3 was introduced in Europe last year, its starting price was $1,040. Even if there isn’t a significant price increase for the 2022 model, any increase is noteworthy because Samsung has been lowering the cost of foldable devices with each succeeding iteration. The 2021 clamshell foldable, which had a US starting price of $999, has gained enormous traction. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 may have done well on a worldwide scale.
Advertisement Another round of price reductions from Samsung was anticipated this year. But sadly, it was not to be. If this report is accurate, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will most likely cost more above $1,000. In the run-up to the devices’ release next month, we anticipate seeing more of similar leaks.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 should be cheaper. Samsung may have had to raise the price of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 due to supply chain problems and the resulting rise in production expenses, but the company needs to figure out a method to lower the price of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 this year. In comparison to the Galaxy Z Flip 3, the larger foldable’s 2021 model, which debuted at $1,799 in the US and 1,799 in Europe last year, has proven difficult to sell.
Even though the Fold devices have improved productivity functions, few individuals are eager to spend so much money on them. It makes sense that the clamshell variant has accounted for 70% of all Samsung’s sales of foldables over the past year. Before we can construct a fuller picture, we must now wait for details regarding the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s pricing structure. On August 10, Samsung will introduce the new foldables. During the forthcoming Galaxy Unpacked event, the Galaxy Watch 5 series and the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro should also make their debuts.