Samsung has revealed on its website that it will reopen the Galaxy Fold pre-bookings in India on October 11 at 12:00 PM local time. The company had to temporarily halt the pre-bookings in the country last week after the initial stock was sold out in 30 minutes on the first day. It remains to be seen if the device continues to enjoy the same kind of demand this time as well.To pre-book the Galaxy Fold, customers have to pay the full price of Rs. 1,64,999 (~$2,325) in advance, which means these are confirmed sales. Customers who placed the orders last week are expected to receive them starting October 20. We currently don’t know when the new batch of pre-bookings will be delivered to the customers.
A report in IANS mentioned that Samsung India sold 1,600 units of Galaxy Fold during the 30-minute window on October 4. That may not be a significant number for a country with more than a billion people, but it is still impressive given the luxury segment pricing and all the negative press coverage surrounding the niche device.The Galaxy Fold performing well in the world’s second-largest smartphone market will bode well for the future of the lineup. Foldable smartphones can help the Korean company cement its position in the premium and luxury smartphone segments in the country where traditional rivals like Apple are relatively weak.