Samsung Now Introduced Live Online Shopping Platform; Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Flip 3 displays expensive to repair

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Samsung Now is a new live online shopping platform launched on Samsung India website for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 live pre-book event. The Korean tech giant announced the development on its newsroom website, stating that customers are interested in the new foldable smartphones they can book live in advance on August 23.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 launched in India earlier this week and will go on sale from September 10th. Book event called “Samsung Now”. Those who pre-book the phones during this event will receive early delivery and exclusive limited time offers, including free Galaxy SmartTag, Galaxy Z Fold 3 Flip Cover with S Pen, and Galaxy Z Flip 3 Silicon Cover with Ring.

The offers during the live pre-book event apply in addition to the offers announced at the time of the introduction. These pre-order offers for Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 include an upgrade voucher of up to Rs. 7,000 or HDFC Bank Cashback of up to Rs. 7,000 when using credit and debit cards. Buyers are eligible for free one-year Samsung Care + accidental damage protection when they pre-book the Galaxy Z Fold 3 (valued at 7,999 rupees) and Galaxy Z Flip 3 (4,799 rupees). Those who have already pre-reserved one of the phones are also entitled to a free Galaxy SmartTag.

Samsung has reportedly split the repair costs for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 as well. A report from The Verge quotes Samsung that it would cost $ 479 to repair the inner flip screen and $ 369 for the Galaxy Z Flip 3. It would cost you $ 149 to repair the external display. Dollars (about Rs. 11,000) and US $ 99 (about Rs. 7,400).

The two foldable phones have also been teared down on PBK Reviews, a YouTube channel that does teardowns and dissembles and gives them a repairability rating. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 received a repairability rating of 2 out of 10, while the Galaxy Z Flip 3 received a score of 4 out of 10. Given the complexity and intricacy of the two foldable phones, these repairability ratings aren’t really that surprising.

Are the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 still made for enthusiasts – or are they good enough for everyone? We discussed this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and anywhere you get your podcasts.

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