India has been one of the favourite markets for most of the tech companies mostly due to it being one of the fastest developing countries in the world. While Indians are preferring smartphones from brands like OnePlus and Vivo, it didn’t stop them from going all out and pre-ordering the Samsung’s latest flagship device.
Samsung announced the first foldable smartphone, Galaxy Fold back in February of 2019. The device, however, was plagued with issues and was recalled soon after. Samsung re-launched the device last month at IFA after fixing multiple design issues. The device went on sale in Korea and was followed by availability in the UK, and Germany. Yesterday, Samsung opened the booking for Galaxy Fold via their official website in India. The smartphone was priced at a whopping 1.65 lac INR or around $2,300. However, that price didn’t stop Indians from pre-ordering the smartphone which went out of stock in just 30 minutes. Samsung later reported that the company had put 1,600 units of Galaxy Fold for pre-order and they have now closed the pre-order as the stock is limited.
The customers who paid the full 1.65 lac will receive the device through a concierge on October 20, along with a dedicated expert on call 24×7. All the Galaxy Fold customers will also get one-year ‘Infinity Flex Display Protection’. Samsung will also be bundling a pair of Galaxy Buds and ‘Aramid Fiber’ case. If you happen to be one of the 1,600 people who ordered the Galaxy Fold, make sure to check out Samsung’s list of Do’s and Don’t to make sure you don’t end up breaking the fragile smartphone.