A Galaxy Fold VIP pre-sale has reportedly begun in South Korea yesterday, according to local media outlet ETNews. From what we can gather, the VIP pre-sale consists of only 165 Galaxy Fold units which have been supplied to a dozen Samsung Digital Plaza stores in the country. VIP customers can pay the smartphone’s full price of 2,398,000 Won ($1,975) and orders will apparently be fulfilled beginning September 11. Priority in terms of shipping will be given to VIPs according to their times of purchase.VIP customers are reportedly able to choose their color combinations for the Galaxy Fold, and every one of these early orders will be accompanied by a free Montblanc protective case for the device. The report seems to mention that 10 Galaxy Fold units have already been pre-sold through at least one of Samsung’s Digital Plaza stores in just one day. It also seemingly claims that the Fold’s regular, non-VIP pre-order program will commence in the country on September 16 following the Chuseok holiday weekend. The pre-order period will be preceded by the Fold’s formal launch ceremony in South Korea which should take place on September 6.Outside of South Korea, the Galaxy Fold is expected to make an appearance at IFA in Berlin at the end of this week. UK and US customers can already show their interest in the device through an online pre-registration form (not to be confused with pre-order or pre-sale) and recent rumors hint at a September 27 stateside release. Are you excited for the Galaxy Fold’s long-awaited release, or are you going to wait and see how its alleged sequel will turn out before switching to the foldable form factor?
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