Samsung South Africa has announced that the first batch of the Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphone sold out locally on the weekend of its launch.
The first batch of devices were launched on 21 February.
“Global sales opened on the 21st of February 2020 and South African performance echoed the same day sold out success seen in the United States of America, United Kingdom, South Korea and many other markets.”
“The first batch released has already sold out in most stores over the past weekend.”Samsung South Africa
The smartphone is Samsung’s second foldable device, featuring a clamshell design and a full display size similar to that of other smartphones.
Read more: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip specs and features (MakeUseOf.com)
Galaxy Z Flip price and future launches
Retailing at R29 999, the Galaxy Z Flip has a significantly lower price when compared to Samsung’s first foldable smartphone – the Galaxy Fold. However, it is still one of the most expensive smartphones on the market.
The second batch of devices will be released on 28 February, according to Samsung South Africa.
It’s unclear if this will be another limited release or a fuller release. However, at the S20 launch in February, Samsung said that an initial limited release of the smartphone will be followed by a more widespread release in March.
You can find out more about my first impressions on the Galaxy Z Flip in my post for Vodacom Now.