Samsung’s Foldable Phone May Cost $1,800 and Feature a 6,000mAh battery

BY Evan Selleck

Published 14 Dec 2018

Samsung is planning on launching it first foldable smartphone in the first half of 2019, after initially showing off the device earlier this year.

And while Samsung was more than willing to talk about a few key details, including the fact the device will have an external display that measures in at just over four inches, while the internal display (when folded out) will measure in at 7.3 inches, there are still some aspects we’re missing from official statements. Like how big the battery will be, or how much the device will cost.

CGS-CIMB Research of Korea has a prediction on a couple of those details. That includes the battery situation, which they say will actually be two batteries; one battery in each half of the phone. As a result, the total battery capacity for the upcoming foldable smartphone could be 6,000mAh, which makes it a giant option.

That would be coupled with a lot of RAM, more than likely, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor under the hood. But those bits of detail are still missing from the official channel at this point.

The group also believes, like others, that this is going to be Samsung’s most expensive smartphone to date. Earlier reports have suggested that there could be multiple variants of the foldable phone, and it the price could max out at over $2,500. However, this latest prediction states that the foldable phone will be priced around $1,800 — which could very well be the basic variation, with prices and specs going up from there.

There is no doubt that Samsung is going to shove flagship specs into this foldable phone, mostly because it has to if it wants the performance to be worthwhile for the people who actually go out and buy this thing next year. That being said, that also basically guarantees it’s going to be pretty expensive.

Would you buy Samsung’s foldable phone for over $2,000?

[via SamMobile]