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Update | Samsung moves over 900,000 Galaxy Z Fold3 and Flip3 units during their first week of South Korean preorders

The Z Flip3 and Fold3. (Source: Samsung)
The Z Flip3 and Fold3. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has been taking pre-orders for its new Galaxy Z Fold3 and Flip3 premium smartphone in its native South Korea since August 17, 2021. The final stats for the 2 new flexible-display devices' first week of pre-orders are reportedly in. The pair have outdone both the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Note 20 lines in this regard. The OEM has hailed the event as an "all-time high" in terms of interest in foldables.

Updated Article: Samsung opened pre-orders for the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 in its native South Korea shortly after their launch (on August 17, 2021), and let them run for a week thereafter (until August 23). The OEM now reportedly claims to have attracted no less than 920,000 of these registrations for the 2 new foldables combined.

Bloomberg tech writer Sohee Kim now notes that the number of these domestic Z Fold/Flip3 pre-orders are now said to be 80% higher than the corresponding numbers for the Galaxy S21 series. Not even the Galaxy Note 20 and 20 Ultra fared better, as the 2021 foldables outdid them by 30%.

The new figures are also thought to be considerably higher than the same for the Galaxy Z Fold2, which moved 80,000 units during its first week of domestic pre-orders - in fact, Samsung now claims that current Z Fold/Flip3 orders "already [outpace] the total sales for Galaxy Z devices to date in 2021".

Therefore, it seems the newer Z Fold3 and Flip3 have improved consumer confidence in, and enthusiasm for, foldables. On that note, a South Korean carrier has reportedly estimates that consumers aged 20 to 39 accounted for approximately 49% and 57% of pre-orders through its channel for the Z Fold3 and Flip3 respectively.

Understandably, the less expensive Z Flip3 has been found to have accrued the majority of the orders thus far, attracting 70% of them for one day (August 24, 2021) of the post-launch period.

You can also pre-order the Z Fold3 through Amazon.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-08-23 (Update: 2021-08-27)