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New Samsung foldable phones set to surpass Note series sales in India

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New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Newly-launched Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 smartphones have received a record response in India, dealers, retailers and industry analysts said on Thursday, adding that the sale of Galaxy Z foldable Series is set to surpass the earlier Galaxy Note series in the country.

Dealers and retailers told IANS that they have left with no stock of Galaxy Z Series amid rising demand and were waiting for more supplies of the new foldable smartphones from Samsung.

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Industry insiders said that nearly 60 per cent of the Indian consumers have gone for the pricier Galaxy Z Fold3 in India, showing rising inclination for big screen and productivity features among young millennial and Gen Z users.

The 6.7-inch Galaxy Z Flip3 has become popular among Apple loyalists, with iPhones making 25 per cent of upgraded foldable devices, they added.

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Samsung, which initiated the new-age foldable war with Galaxy Fold, came with Galaxy Z Flip 3 that folds into the size of a wallet.

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G 8GB RAM +128GB storage model comes at a price of Rs 84,999 while the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model has been launched at a price of Rs 88,999. The smartphone comes in two colour options, Phantom Black and Cream.

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Galaxy Fold3 5G (12+256GB) costs Rs 149,999 and Galaxy Fold3 5G (12+512GB) comes for Rs 157,999 in Phantom Black and Phantom Green colours. For the first time on a foldable smartphone, you can now write down your ideas or draw sketches with the S Pen.

An integral part of its flagship premium portfolio that created a distinct buzz every year, the popular Galaxy Note series did not make its appearance in 2021 as Samsung now bets big on the future of foldable devices.

–IANS

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