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Samsung notifying buyers that their new foldables and watches will be very late
- Some people who pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and other new devices are getting emails notifying them of shipping delays.
- It looks like many will need to wait until September.
- Samsung’s email cites higher-than-expected demand as the reason.
Pre-orders for the new slate of Samsung devices opened on August 11. The company said that shipments of those pre-orders should arrive on or before August 27, with general sales beginning the same day. However, it appears Samsung is having trouble keeping up.
Some folks in Germany who pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, and new Samsung smartwatches, are seeing emails from Samsung notifying them of shipping delays (via All About Samsung). In some cases, the emails say it could be mid-September before they see their new products arrive.
Samsung says these delays are due to the high demand for these new products. This tracks with previous information we’ve heard about pre-orders for the new devices exceeding Samsung’s highest projections.
So far, we haven’t seen any reports of these emails hitting customers in the United States. However, there are quite a few reports of these landing in Germany, so we expect it’s only a matter of time before we see people receiving them in other countries.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, and new smartwatches are getting good reviews around the web. It seems Samsung might have a trio of winners on its hands. Do note, though, that there are no reports yet for delays of the Galaxy Buds 2.