- Korean media reported record pre-orders for the Samsung foldable
- 800,000 pre-orders for the two foldable smartphones
- 60 percent of orders are for the Galaxy Z Flip 3
With its new foldable, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung has achieved a particularly good feat: Both models have been improved and at the same time cheaper! We don’t yet know whether that’s enough to trigger a foldable boom around the world, but at least in South Korea this hype actually seems to be already going on.
800,000 pre-orders in Korea
As the Korean Yonhap News reports with reference to its own sources from the industry, the pre-orders are said to have already exceeded the 800,000 marks. If these numbers prove to be correct, that would be a huge step forward compared to the previous year, when the Galaxy Z Fold 2 was only pre-ordered 80,000 times.
Of the 800,000 Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Z Flip 3 Pre-orders, 600,000 were generated through the Korean mobile phone providers alone, plus another 200,000 unlocked pre-orders.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 in hands-on
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 in hands-on
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the more popular foldable
Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is more popular than the Galaxy Z Fold 3 with these pre-orders, as it is a mere 700 euros cheaper. Around 60 percent of pre-orders are for the compact flip model and 40 percent for the Fold Z 3. In addition, the Korean media outlet reports that sales are particularly high among younger buyers: almost 60 percent of the flip Buyers: inside are under 40 years old, with the Fold 3 it is around half who are under the 40-year mark.
Either way, Samsung seems to be on the right track with its foldable. Of course, we can only really judge this when we know the official figures, which also cover the global market and not just technology-crazy South Korea. But the trend is looking good – maybe the foldable are actually already taking over the Note legacy.
Via: Android Authority