Samsung Galaxy Fold arrives in South Africa for R44 999

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Nearly six months after it was initially set to launch, Samsung on Thursday announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy Fold in South Africa.

The foldable smartphone has undergone a number of changes since its first debut was put on hold earlier this year.

Not much has changed in terms of specs though. You’re still getting a 4.6-inch front screen, a 7.3-inch foldable main screen, six cameras in total (one up front, three at the rear and two when unfolded), 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.

It’s a hell of a package on paper.

At an event in Johannesburg on Thursday, the company finally opened up local preorders for the phone. It will be available from 18 October.

But how much will you need to get your hands on one? A cool R44 999.

That’s a huge number considering Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 starts at R18 999. The iPhone 11 Pro with 512GB of internal storage also weighs in at R32 999.

But of course, neither of these do much folding.

Either way, if you want to be one of the early adopters, you better start saving.

Feature image: Samsung

Andy Walker, former editor


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