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Samsung users outraged by ‘ridiculous’ prices for new Z Fold6 flip phones starting at $1900

Samsung users outraged by ‘ridiculous’ prices for new Z Fold6 flip phones starting at 00

Prices for Samsung’s latest mobile devices, the Galaxy Z Flip6 and its larger model, the Z Fold6, have already sparked outrage after they were revealed live on Wednesday.

While the hardware specs of both phones remain largely unchanged (the Fold6 retains its 50-megapixel main rear camera, for example), the Galaxy Z Fold6’s entry-level models start at $1,899, while the Z Flip6 comes with a $1,099 price tag.

“They killed my excitement with this offer,” lamented one Reddit user who said he currently owns a Z Fold5 while discussing Samsung’s ‘Galaxy Unpacked’ live event.

“As a Fold 4 owner,” one more vitriolic user chimed in, “fuck you Samsung.”

Although the hardware specs remain largely unchanged (the Fold6 retains its 50-megapixel main rear camera, for example), the entry-level models of the new Galaxy Z Fold6 (above) come with a new price tag of $1,899, while the new Z Flip6 also comes in at $1,099.

The prices of Samsung’s latest handsets, the Galaxy Z Flip6 and the larger Z Fold6, have already sparked outrage after they were announced via livestream on Wednesday. One user on Elon Musk’s X platform called the phones’ starting price ‘ridiculous’ (like that)

Above, a photographer takes stunning photos of Samsung’s latest Galaxy Z Fold

That user goes like this: Kasakka1 He took to Reddit to voice his frustration not only with the price hike, but also with Samsung’s new and lower trade-in values ​​on older Galaxy phones.

‘I wouldn’t pay 1800 euros (about $1950 US) for basically the same phone,’ Kasakka1 added, ‘except for a phone that’s less likely to break in the long run.’

For Samsung consumers in the European Union, the prices of the new Galaxy phones were even higher: The Z Fold6, for example, was set at 2099 euros ($2272).

However, for older models, the trade-in fee was as low as 359 euros ($389) for the Z Fold4 and 639 euros ($682) for the Z Fold5.

“I hope people skip this to teach Sammy a lesson,” one Reddit user said.

‘What you’ll get is a finely tuned design and AI features that will be available in just a few months (Z Flip5 and Z Fold5).’

“I really hope people jump on this to teach Sammy a lesson,” one Redditter said of the price hike announced today. “You’ve got a tweaked design and AI features that will be available on the (Z Flip5 and Z Fold5) in just a few months.”

But the new foldable phones aren’t complete copies of Samsung’s predecessors; the Z Fold6 (pictured) comes with an updated 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera that the company has designed for better low-light performance.

These small improvements haven’t been enough to assuage consumer dissatisfaction with the high new prices of the new models. “Samsung’s flagships are overrated and overpriced,” wrote tech watchdog Ayush Pandey on social media site X (above)

However, the new foldable phones are not complete copies of Samsung’s previous models, and the Z Fold6s come with the following features: This includes an updated 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera that the company has designed for better low-light performance.

The Z Fold6’s outer screen has also been expanded by a few millimeters, making it 6.3 inches, compared to the Fold5’s 6.2 inches. The screen has a resolution of 2376×968 and a 120Hz refresh rate.

The phone is now lighter, down to 239 grams (a little over half a pound) compared to the 253 grams of the Z Fold5.

But these small improvements were not enough to alleviate consumer dissatisfaction with the high new prices of the new models

‘Samsung flagships are overrated and overpriced’, says tech watchdog Ayush Pandey Posted on social media site X.

The phone maker confirms that the two new phones will go on sale on July 24

Pandey expressed his view that, ‘I would say iPhones are much better in this price range.’

Another user, Cleatus, said: “Starting price for the new #zfold6 #samsung is $1900,” adding: “This is complete bullshit.”like that).’

However, some aspects of the new Galaxy phones do offer confirmed hardware improvements, particularly on the smaller Z Flip6.

The Flip6 will be equipped with a much larger and longer-lasting 4,000mAh battery and a new ‘vapor cooling chamber’ that prevents the portable device from overheating.

The Flip6 will be upgraded to the same 50-megapixel main camera sensor as its larger cousin the Fold6, and the launch version will come with the same new ultra-wide camera as the Fold6.

The base model has 12GB of RAM instead of 8GB, and the Z Flip 6 starts at 512GB instead of 256GB. If you’re looking to raise the price, this seems like the least you can do.

“Samsung is continuing to be resolute in its focus on innovation,” said James Kitto, President of Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland.

‘This is in our DNA and this launch is a testament to that, bringing our customers our next generation of foldable devices: our thinnest, lightest and most durable devices yet,’ Kitto said.

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