The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 were launched several weeks ago in a global live stream at Galaxy Unpacked 2021 and were then up for preorders in multiple regions including Malaysia. Based on reports, preorders Samsung’s latest foldable are enjoying volumes that are impressive indeed.
According to the Korea Herald that covers Samsung’s home turf in South Korea, their latest foldable phones are enjoying huge preorder volumes. When the article was posted on 22nd August 2021, the Korea Herald reported that both phones logged a combined 450,000 preorders and if sales of unlocked phones that aren’t tied into any of South Korea’s telcos are factored in, the figure can hit a whopping 800,000 units.
As a basis for comparison, the Galaxy Z Fold2 only had 80,000 in preorders in South Korea when it debuted last year. In terms of preorder volumes for the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Flip3 combined, these two new foldable phones were double that of the Galaxy S21 series and 1.5 times that of the Galaxy Note20 series which are respectable numbers by any measure of the word.
Based on marketing data from one South Korean telco, customers aged in their 20’s and 30’s accounted for 49% of preorders for the Galaxy Z Fold3 and over 57% for the Galaxy Z Flip3 which indicates a marked preference for the more compact, flippable lifestyle phone. Customers in their 40’s and 50’s respectively accounted for 42% and 39% of the above models
Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 Preorder Details in Malaysia
In Malaysia, preorders are still ongoing and are featuring a host of goodies that include an RM850 e-voucher, free protection from accidental and liquid screen damage for a year and more for the Galaxy Z Fold3 and a similar programme albeit with an RM600 e-voucher for the Galaxy Z Flip3 preorder. You can check out Samsung’s official preorder page here for Malaysia.