While some questions have been answered about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 – the release date is set for August 10, for example – there’s still a lot we don’t know, including how much these phones are likely to cost.
Retailer listings published in advance and collected by GSMArena (opens in new tab) show prices for these two phones that are marginally higher than what we saw for their predecessors last year. The difference is not big, but it exists.
Speculation about how much the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will cost has been swirling for months, and while it’s disappointing that Samsung hasn’t been able to cut costs, at least we’re not seeing a huge price increase (according to this report). leak).
Is the price right?
According to unconfirmed retailer listings that have surfaced, the Z Fold 4 will cost €1,864 for the cheapest model, the one with 256GB of internal storage. This represents a €64 increase from the €1,800 starting price we saw for the Z Fold 3.
As for the Z Flip 4, it will apparently start at €1,080 for the variant with 128GB storage, which is again a small increase – the 128GB Z Flip 3 that Samsung launched last year originally went on sale for €1,049 .
You still need to convert these amounts into your own currency – we haven’t done that here as Samsung is unlikely to use a direct currency conversion – but expect small increases from previous starting prices of $1,799 / £1,599 / AU$2,499 ( Z Fold 3) and $999 / £949 / AU$1,499 (Z Flip 3).
Analysis: Price is key
The price of any smartphone is a major factor in how attractive it is to potential buyers, but that’s especially true when it comes to foldable phones: These handsets need to win over people who are used to their standard, affordable smartphone designs.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 really managed to bring the prices down compared to the models that came before them, so it’s a shame Samsung couldn’t repeat the trick in 2022.
That said, we can understand the challenges: foldable phones are much more challenging to design than phones that use a traditional form factor, and there’s all the supply and manpower issues caused by the global pandemic we’re in. living.
With that in mind, it’s really impressive that Samsung has managed to keep prices more or less the same – assuming the information in this new leak is accurate, of course. We’ll find out for sure on August 10th.