- Samsung has reported record-breaking pre-bookings for the Z Flip 5 and the Fold 5 in India.
- The company has received 1,00,000 pre-orders in just 28 hours for its latest foldables.
- Deliveries for the pre-booking orders will start from 11th August.
Samsung has announced that it has received record-breaking pre-bookings for its Galaxy Z Flip 5 and the Z Fold 5. The company says that it has got 1,00,000 pre-bookings for its fifth-generation foldable in just 28 hours. Samsung says the users will start getting their phones delivered on August 11.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and the Z Fold 5 in India on 26 July 2023. The company started taking pre-bookings for the devices the next day. The Z Flip 5 and the Fold 5 have surpassed the records of last year’s Fold 4 and Flip 4 pre-bookings by 170%
Samsung is accepting pre-orders for the Z Flip 5 and the Fold 5 until 11:59 PM, 10 August. Customers who pre-book the phones will get an instant bank discount of Rs 8000 on HDFC Bank Cards. Users who pre-book the Fold 5 will also get a free storage upgrade from 256GB to 512GB at no additional cost.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and the Z Fold 5 can be pre-booked on the Samsung online store. The company is also accepting pre-bookings at Samsung Exclusive offline outlets, with the same benefits found on the online store.
Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 starts at Rs 99,999. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is priced at Rs 1,54,999. These are the standard prices applicable for normal bookings and do not include bank discounts or pre-order offers.
What Makes the Samsung Flip 5 and Fold 5 So Popular?
Samsung is the market leader of foldable phones not just in India, but worldwide. Ever since the launch of the original Galaxy Fold in 2019, Samsung has secured the spot of the top-selling foldable device every year. The same has continued till the Fold 4 and Flip 4.
Samsung has become a trusted name when it comes to foldable phones. The company has had more experience in producing folding phones, as compared to other brands. Another factor for Samsung’s success has been its timing. Some companies still consider launching a foldable as a risky move because of high investment costs, but Samsung has managed to be consistent with its foldable launches in India.
Since foldable devices cost a premium, the brand name and reputation becomes important factor while making the purchase. Samsung has established itself as a successful entity when it comes to foldable devices.
Samsung expects the market to grow further as more people explore the potential of folding phones. Currently, the company has sold around 3,00,000 foldable phones in India since the Fold One.
According to Samsung, the Flip Series has recorded 70% more bookings than the Fold Series in Korea. A similar pattern has been witnessed in other markets where the Flip appears to be dominating the fold. It looks like people prefer the Flip because of its super small form factor when it is folded.