Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4: Apparent Leak Suggests Price Hike
Samsung’s next line of foldables are set to be revealed on Aug.
10 at its Galaxy Unpacked showcase. Both foldable phones may see a price bump, according to Steve Hemmerstoffer yesterday, who goes by OnLeaks on Twitter.
This year, Hemmerstoffer says that price will go up to EUR1799 for the 256GB version — which is around £1840 — a 6% increase in price. The 512GB model will cost EUR1919, or around £1963, according to the leaked figures. The conversion to dollars is based on the prevailing exchange rate.
The Z Flip 3 launched at EUR999 last year. If Hemmerstoffer’s numbers are correct, then the Z Flip 4 128GB model will cost EUR1109 — or approximately £1136 — an 11% bump on the previous phone’s pricing. The 256GB model is reported to cost EUR1169, or about £1198.
The rumored Galaxy Watch 5 will supposedly see a price hike as well, from EUR309 to EUR329 (approximately £337) for the base 44mm model, which would be another 6% increase. The 4G model will cost EUR379 or £388, according to OnLeaks, while the rumored upcoming Galaxy Watch 5 Pro 45mm will start at EUR469 (£481) and cost EUR499 (£511) with 4G. Samsung didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
A rise in foldable prices could be linked to a multitude of issues around the global supply chain, as the world is currently dealing with supply side inflation. Manufacturing issues caused by the pandemic are making parts difficult to come by. With increased demand and short supply, the cost of components has increased.
For example, while global PC shipments were down 3% in Q1 of 2022, PC revenues increased 15%, suggesting PC makers are making more money while selling fewer products.
Here’s a rundown on how to watch Samsung’s Unpacked event next week.