Samsung’s $1,800 Foldable Galaxy Phone Tests High-End Budgets

NEW YORK—The smartphone industry is slumping except for the priciest devices. Samsung Electronics Co. is testing the limits of that high-end demand.

On Wednesday, Samsung unveiled its latest models of two of the world’s most-expensive phones. The Galaxy Z Fold 4, which becomes the size of a small tablet when opened, will cost about $1,800. The more compact Galaxy Z Flip 4 will go for around $1,000. The phones have prices similar to last year’s versions and become available in the U.S. later this month.