Some Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Watch 4 pre-orders facing delay in the US, UK, and other markets5
Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Watch 4 pre-orders delayed in some regions
Apparently, Samsung has been sending out emails to customers that their Z Fold 3 pre-order (512GB version) will be delayed and some of these devices will be getting delivered in mid-September instead of the promised late August. Currently, the issue is limited to German buyers; however, renown tipster Max Jambor on Twitter has also shared the same issue is present with pre-orders in the UK and France, this time, for the Z Flip 3.
Samsung is reportedly telling customers in the UK and France that their pre-orders will be delayed, and will be shipped by 9th to mid-September.
Keep in mind that right now, this issue seems limited to some buyers in the UK, France, and Germany, so there's no reason to worry if you're not based in some of these countries. And even if you are, it seems that not all buyers are receiving such emails.
The Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3 are most likely going to be very popular
2021 seems to be the year Samsung has decided to take its foldable phones to the mainstream. Recently, there was a report from Samsung's home country, South Korea, coming from The Korea Herald, where the Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3 pre-orders have reached the staggering 450,000 units just in South Korea, estimated up to 600,000. This number can even go as high as 800,000 units if the devices shipped to carriers are counted in.
Judging also by the emails sent out to customers in Germany there's a high demand for the Galaxy Watch 4. Additionally, some Galaxy Watch 4 pre-orders are also facing some delay, according to 9to5Google.
Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, the successor of the Galaxy Watch 3, is also proving to be popular
The two smartwatches, Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, were announced alongside the Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3 during Samsung's August Unpacked event. The more premium version, the Watch 4 Classic, is a direct successor of the Watch 3, while the Watch 4 is considered to be the successor of the highly popular Watch Active 2 from 2019.