SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission.

Notifications
    News for you

    Customers in South Korea can now buy the Galaxy Fold without a pre-order

    Phone
    By 

    Last updated: October 21st, 2019 at 12:27 UTC+02:00

    Samsung has carefully controlled the release of the Galaxy Fold. South Korea was the first country to get it. The first pre-order batch quickly sold out there and it was a similar story for subsequent batches.

    Ahead of the iPhone 11's expected release in South Korea this week, Samsung has now made its foldable smartphone readily available in the country. Customers no longer have to place a pre-order for the Galaxy Fold.

    South Koreans can buy the Galaxy Fold without a pre-order now

    Starting today, the Galaxy Fold is readily available for purchase in South Korea. It's being sold through the retail network of Samsung and its local carrier partners. Customers can also place an order directly on Samsung's website.

    Ever since the Galaxy Fold was released in South Korea last month, it could only be purchased through a pre-order. It's much easier for customers to purchase the Galaxy Fold on a whim now. They can walk into a Samsung store and walk out with a Galaxy Fold within minutes.

    The Galaxy Fold has been released in many countries over the past month. Samsung has employed the same strategy everywhere. It's only available to pre-order customers and quantities are limited. It remains to be seen if Samsung will be opening up general sales of the device in other markets soon.

    An earlier report today suggested that Samsung has sold 500,000 Galaxy Fold units so far. The company also has an ambitious goal of selling 6 million foldable devices next year. It's going to release a new foldable device in the coming year that may have a lower price point. That might help move more units but it will be interesting to see if that 6 million unit target can be met.

    Via Phone Galaxy FoldSouth Korea

    You might also like

    Galaxy Fit 3 gets its first software update

    Galaxy Fit 3 gets its first software update

    Back in February, Samsung launched the Galaxy Fit 3, a successor to the Galaxy Fit 2 that brings several improvements. Now, almost three months later, the company is rolling out the first software update to the wearable. The size of the new software update is 21.04MB and it changes the firmware version of the Galaxy […]

    • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
    • 3 hours ago
    One UI 6.1 update released to Galaxy A34 without any AI features

    One UI 6.1 update released to Galaxy A34 without any AI features

    After the Galaxy A54, the Galaxy A34 has started receiving the One UI 6.1 update in South Korea. Other countries and regions could soon receive the update for the Galaxy A34. Other high-end phones from Samsung, including the ones in the Galaxy S and Galaxy Z series phones, have already received the update in Europe, […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 1 day ago
    Galaxy A54 starts getting One UI 6.1 update

    Galaxy A54 starts getting One UI 6.1 update

    Samsung has finally released the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy A54! The update has started rolling out in South Korea, and we expect it to hit the Galaxy A54 in many other countries and regions over the next few days. The company has already released the One UI 6.1 update to several high-end […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 1 day ago
    Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 already getting first post-One UI 6.1 update

    Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 already getting first post-One UI 6.1 update

    Last weekend, Samsung initiated a surprise rollout of the One UI 6.1 update for flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Z smartphones that were launched in 2021 and 2022. Today, the company is already rolling out the first post-One UI 6.1 update for some of those phones. Samsung has released new updates for the Galaxy Z […]

    • By Abhijeet Mishra
    • 5 days ago
    Samsung resumes One UI 6.1 update rollout to Galaxy S22 in Korea

    Samsung resumes One UI 6.1 update rollout to Galaxy S22 in Korea

    A few days ago, Samsung released the One UI 6.1 update to the Galaxy S21 and S22, along with its older foldable devices. However, due to a major software bug, Samsung had to stop the rollout of the update to the Galaxy S22 series. However, the company has now resumed the update. Galaxy S22 One […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 5 days ago
    Samsung’s new 114-inch Micro LED TV costs over $130,000

    Samsung’s new 114-inch Micro LED TV costs over $130,000

    Samsung has launched a 114-inch version of its Micro LED TV in South Korea. On popular demand (likely mostly from millionaires), the South Korean firm has expanded its Micro LED TV lineup to include a 114-inch TV. It had 89-inch and 101-inch sizes earlier, and adding the new size will “broaden the range of consumer […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 1 week ago