Galaxy Z Flip finally releasing in Australia & New Zealand on Friday

The Galaxy Z Flip is finally releasing in Australia and New Zealand on Friday, April 3rd, six weeks after Samsung brought it to the United States and the United Kingdom.

Prospective buyers in Oceania still have until Thursday to pre-order the newest Galaxy foldable, priced at $2,199 AUS and $2,399 NZD, respectively. Interest-free financing is also on the table, albeit only over a two-year period in Australia, whereas the plans offered by Samsung’s New Zealand division go up to 36 monthly installments.

Galaxy Z Flip is Samsung’s best foldable yet

New Zealanders can also benefit from Samsung’s local trade-in program allowing them to knock down the price of the Galaxy Z Flip by up to $740 NZD, in addition to receiving a $200 NZD cashback on top of that. Naturally, that’s assuming they trade one of the more expensive versions of the extremely recently debuted Galaxy Note 10+. A more realistic scenario wherein they’ll be parting with a two-year-old device like the Galaxy S9 will yield savings of around $500 NZD.

Despite the steep price tag, the Mirror Purple variant of the Galaxy Z Flip is already out of stock in Australia, leaving only the Mirror Black model available for advanced orders. Across the Tasman Sea, consumers can still pre-order either version. There’s still no word on whether the Mirror Gold or Thom Browne options will be eventually launching in either country.

The promising pre-release performance dovetails Samsung’s efforts to improve upon last year’s Galaxy Fold in almost every respect with the Galaxy Z Flip, starting with the main selling point of this novel form factor. Namely, the Galaxy Z Flip’s screen isn’t just bendable but can also be kept open at multiple angles, which many reviewers are describing as nothing short of a game-changer.

Combined with better battery life, more intuitive interfaces, and a plethora of other advancements, the Galaxy Z Flip has largely been touted as a massive step forward in this nascent space.

Besides Samsung itself, the Galaxy Z Flip will also be carried by Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone in Australia. As for New Zealand, the unique Android smartphone’s also set to be distributed by Noel Leeming. Alternatively, local branches of Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi will begin retailing the Galaxy Z Flip in both countries starting this Friday.

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