I went on Afternoon Drive with John Maytham on CapeTalk to speak about the new Samsung Galaxy Fold, that has a price tag of R44 000 in South Africa. Samsung South Africa told me in a meeting I had with them at their offices that a total of 200 units were allocated to the South African market, and subsequently, all pre-orders are sold out. Consumers will get their devices on Friday, 18 October.
I’ve had two interactions with the device, one earlier this year, the model that didn’t make it to retail outlets, and the second improved version, with a better protected screen, stronger hinges and other re-enforcements.
The podcast can he streamed here: http://www.702.co.za/podcasts/144/the-john-maytham-show/254779/hard-drive-samsung-galaxy-fold-is-it-worth-the-price-tag
Welcome to Wired to the Web. My name is Nafisa Akabor and I’m a technology journalist covering business and consumer tech for the last 13 years. I’m passionate about start-ups, smartphones, mobile payments, travel tech and electric cars. I’m usually unashamedly taking food photos (@nafisaeats on IG).