Let’s be very clear, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is coming to Australia, but the price and date is not yet announced – so what I’m going to do here is give you my best estimate based on a few important factors.
Firstly, we have a US price. $1980! Ouch.
So some context and comparison.
The Galaxy S10e is hitting $749 in the US, while it will be $1199 in Australia.
If you remove the GST from our price (US prices do not include the state taxes), then look at the rate of conversion, it’s about 68/69 c in our Dollar.
For the S10 it’s $899 in the US and $1349 in Australia, working out at 73c in the Dollar. For the S10+ it’s almost the same – around 73c.
So – apply that conversion to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and add our GST – this is going to be a $2970 phone, so lets call it $2,999.
Whatever the case, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is set to be the most expensive Smartphone ever sold in Australia – you keen?
Trevor Long travelled to San Francisco as a guest of Samsung Australia
Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.
He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.
Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave.