Samsung unveiled its newest foldable smartphones a couple of days ago. The new devices have better build quality, a water resistance rating, brighter screens, faster processors, and improved software. While the phones are already available for pre-order in Europe, South Korea, and the US, the company had not revealed the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3’s pricing or availability for the Indian market.
Today, Samsung India tweeted a reply to Indian filmstar Alia Bhatt and mentioned “a special delivery coming your way on 20th August. Unfold and pick your foldable!” with hashtags #GalaxyZFold3 and #GalaxyZFlip3. Looking at the tweet, it is expected that the two foldable smartphones will go on pre-orders in India on August 20, 2021. The company is already allowing Indian customers to pre-book (not to be confused with pre-orders) the devices.
The South Korean firm is making its foldable phones more affordable. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 are cheaper than their predecessors. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 starts at just $999.99, and that’s without considering the trade-in deals and pre-order offers. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 starts at $1,799.99.
Earlier, it was rumored that the Galaxy Z Flip 3 could cost anywhere between INR 80,000 (~1,076) and INR 90,000 (~1,211) in India, while the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could be priced around INR 1,35,000 (~$1,817). Samsung could also offer pre-order gifts with its new phones, and those benefits could include free Galaxy Buds 2 and cashbacks.
— Samsung India (@SamsungIndia) August 13, 2021