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While far from the world’s best overall phone available today, the 5G-enabled Galaxy Z Fold 2 earned surprisingly solid reviews for the sequel to a deeply flawed product released less than two years ago.
Of course, we have good reason to expect the Z Fold 3
to be even more refined, flexible, and powerful when it sees daylight in just a few months
, but unfortunately, that almost certainly means Samsung’s next-gen foldable device will be exactly as expensive (if not more so) than its forerunner at launch.
Originally priced at a whopping $2,000, the unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G recently received a more than welcome permanent discount of $200
across authorized US retailers. Better yet, the Snapdragon 865 powerhouse can be purchased directly from its manufacturer at $1,600 right now in both Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze hues.
That’s $200 less than before and a substantial $400 in total shaved off the handset’s list price from back in the day. Believe it or not, there are absolutely no hoops to jump through or special requirements to meet in order to qualify for this hot new deal, which arguably beats the promotion kicked off by Best Buy a few weeks ago
That latter offer is still live, allowing you to pay as little as $1,500 for a Galaxy Z Fold 2
with upfront activation on select US carriers. Samsung
has no such requests, and there are no device trade-ins or commitments of any sort involved.
In addition to Qualcomm’s aforementioned state-of-the-art SoC (from last year), this truly unique smartphone has a primary tablet-sized 7.6-inch foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 120Hz refresh rate technology going for it, as well as an impressively large 6.23-inch Super AMOLED cover screen, a grand total of five cameras, 4,500mAh battery capacity, and perhaps most importantly, UTG (Ultra Thin Glass) display protection.
Will the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
be even sturdier than its predecessor? Probably, but otherwise, Samsung may not be able to add enough new features
, significant upgrades, and groundbreaking technologies to warrant spending an extra $400… or perhaps even more.