Now that Samsung has introduced that it has made modifications to the Galaxy Fold and can rerelease it this September, we requested T-Mobile and AT&T, the US carriers that originally introduced they’d carry the Fold in stores or online. AT&T isn’t saying anything definitive yet. However, we got an unambiguous reply from a T-Mobile spokesperson:
T-Mobile won’t carry the Galaxy Fold as a result of we already offer clients a wide range of the latest smartphones. Please attain out to Samsung for any further inquiries.
That’s most likely about as close to shade as you’re going to get within the buttoned-up world of PR converse with two big corporations that commonly partner with one another. It’s not a surprise. However, T-Mobile has had a reputation for being more prepared to take flyers on new and different Android units than other massive US carriers. It was the first major US service to pick up OnePlus phones, for instance.
It seems — that T-Mobile is aware of when to walk away.
To be clear, we still expect the unlocked version of the rereleased Fold to work fantastic on all four major US carriers. However, when it was originally introduced, only T-Mobile and AT&T committed to selling the phone. Both needed to cancel preorders, and it was kind of a confusing mess there for a while.