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Samsung Galaxy Fold Sold Out on First Day of Overseas Pre-order Sale
Galaxy Fold Debuts in U.K., Germany, France, Singapore
Samsung Galaxy Fold Sold Out on First Day of Overseas Pre-order Sale
  • By Michael Herh
  • September 20, 2019, 11:33
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Visitors take a look at the Galaxy Fold 5G at Samsung Electronics' exhibition booth at the IFA 2019, Europe's largest consumer electronics exhibition recently held in Berlin, Germany.

The Galaxy Fold, the first foldable phone from Samsung Electronics, is gaining popularity in foreign countries. The much hyped phone was released in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Singapore on Sept. 18, with the first batch of pre-orders sold out on the first day.

Samsung is selling the Galaxy Fold 5G model in the United Kingdom and Germany and the Galaxy Fold 4G model in France and Singapore. Consumers can buy the Galaxy Fold at the Samsung Experience Stores, major offline stores of mobile carriers, and some department stores.

It retails at 1,900 pounds in the United Kingdom, 2,100 euros in Germany, 2,020 euros in France, and 3,088 Singapore dollars in Singapore. Its prices were set higher in these countries than in Korea (2,399,000 won). Despite its hefty price tags, customers at home and abroad snapped up the luxury phones.

Samsung Electronics did not disclose the exact amount of the phones released, but the company released smaller batches in these countries than in Korea. In Korea, about 3,000 to 4,000 units were sold in the first pre-order sale on Sept. 6 and another 20,000 units in the second pre-order event. The company plans to start additional sales in the four countries as soon as more Galaxy Folds are secured. The phone’s launch in the United States is slated for the end of September.