Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 set for surprising price hike, just as rivals are getting cheaper

Samsung must be very confident about its forthcoming foldable

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Rumoured pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 puts it around $100 higher than equivalent models.

It will definitely put it in an elite category, if that's the case.

Samsung is expected to reveal the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 at its Samsung Unpacked event next month, alongside new Galaxy Buds and the Galaxy Ring.

However, there may be some bad news around the more expensive of the two foldables: it's reportedly going up in price.

That's according to Smartprix, which says that the price of all Samsung Galaxy Z Fold variants is going up by $100. That's based on a leak of the prices in the Indian market, but it's expected to apply worldwide. 

It means you're looking at a hefty investment if you want to get your hands on the next generation of Samsung's best folding phone. If prices are indeed going up by $100 in all markets, that means the 1TB model is likely to cost $2,259.99. Assuming a straight dollar-to-pound exchange rate that'd put the UK price up to £2,149 from the current £2,049.

What will the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 cost?

According to the report, the three Galaxy Z Fold 6 models will cost $1,899 (256GB), $2,019.99 (512GB) and $2,259.99 (1TB).

The same price hike in the UK would mean prices of £1,849 for the 256GB model, £1,949 for the 512GB and £2,149 for 1TB.

A $100 USD increase works out at roughly $150 dollars in Australia, so you can expect prices of AU$2,749, AU$2,949 and $3,299.

That's disappointing, but we know from previous launches that Samsung really likes to sweeten the deal with new model launches – so I think it's likely that, as with previous big phone launches, Samsung will offer a pre-order discount and some kind of bundle deal too.

We've seen quite a few Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 leaks recently so we've got a very good idea of what you can expect to see next month: a more squared-off design that makes it look more like the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra; a redesigned, less obvious hinge; Galaxy AI and a newer, more powerful processor. The external display is believed to be 6.2 inches and the inner 7.6 inches, and some rumours suggest a big camera upgrade is coming with a move to a 200 megapixel primary sensor.

The Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 are expected to launch in July 2024.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written more than a dozen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote seven more books and a Radio 2 documentary series; her memoir, Carrie Kills A Man, was shortlisted for the British Book Awards. When she’s not scribbling, Carrie is the singer in Glaswegian rock band Unquiet Mind (unquietmindmusic).