After a thorough evaluation of market trend, Samsung Electronics has officially launched its new foldable smartphone, Galaxy Z Fold 2, globally, just as the South Korean tech giant withheld dispatches to Nigeria and other African countries market.
The tech giant was said to have announced that it was expecting brisk sales of the device after correcting deficiencies discovered in the first model unveiled several months ago.
According to the tech company, the product would be available in major markets in North America including the United States, Asia, and Europe only.
Due to the pandemic, Samsung said that launching events and promotional activities will vary in each country depending on virus situations.
The company, through a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, disclosed that it had concluded plans to hit shelves in 80 countries by end-October, which is about twice as many as the number of countries that sold its predecessor, the Galaxy Fold, last year.
Some of the features that had endeared many to the device were that it had a 7.6-inch main screen when unfolded while having a 6.2-inch cover display.
In South Korea, the latest book-like folding phone will go on sale Wednesday due to a large number of preorders.
Samsung said it received 80,000 preorders for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 during the five-day early sales period. In South Korea, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes with a price tag of $2,040.