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I reckon the price will quickly come in line. It's the race to the bottom and it has started. The first manufacturer who can deliver a durable device at a cost that consumers are willing to pay will have a winner on their hands.
These high cost, first generation of foldable devices will likely be picked up by the developers and enthusiasts, they will soon start innovation on software for these devices like the OS and apps.
With the rate of pace of change in the tech sector, the costs will reduce quickly enough.