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Samsung silently splits Galaxy Z Flip 3 trade-in options for Flip 4 buyers

If you own the cheaper Galaxy Z Flip 3, prepare to pay a little more for your new phone.

Published onAugust 16, 2022

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 laying on a table showing the home screen
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  • Samsung has silently adjusted the trade-in options for Galaxy Z Flip 4 buyers.
  • There are now two options for trading in the Galaxy Z Flip 3, differentiated by storage capacity.
  • While the 256GB model will still return up to $900 in trade-in credit, the 128GB option will not.

Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip 4 last week, bringing further refinements to its clamshell foldable phone. At the time, the company offered a pretty attractive trade-in credits deal, lowering the price of the new phone by up to $900 if they traded in their Galaxy Z Flip 3. However, this deal has changed slightly since its launch.

First spotted by 9to5Google, Samsung has silently added another option to the trade-in dropdown on its site. Initially, there was only one Galaxy Z Flip 3 option listed, suggesting that all variants would earn potential buyers up to $900 in trade-in credits. However, there are now two — one for the 128GB model and another for the 256GB. The latter will still earn you up to $900 in credit, effectively dropping the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s price to $99. If you own a 128GB model, you’ll only get up to $700 off.

samsung galaxy z flip 3 z flip 4 trade in options
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Sure, paying $299 isn’t nearly as bad for a new foldable as full price, but it will likely disappoint a swathe of potential upgraders.

The $200 gulf between the two storage options becomes more curious when looking at the Galaxy Z Fold 4 trade-in options. Owners of both the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Z Fold 3 get up to $1,000 off that particular model, regardless of storage capacity.

We’ve reached out to Samsung for comment regarding the change and will update this article should we receive a response.

More reading: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 vs Galaxy Z Flip 3

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