For the past few weeks and months, we have been hearing more and more about Samsung’s upcoming plans for its next foldable flagship. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is slated to be launched sometime in August, but now we’re wondering if plans have been moved up.
If you head over to the Samsung website and try to purchase the Galaxy Z Fold 2 here in the US, you’ll be greeted with a landing page that says:
The Galaxy Fold is no longer available for purchase on Samsung.com, however please take a look at additional options in the Galaxy family
The wording here is a bit odd, considering that the Galaxy Fold is a different product, and its landing page is still available on Samsung’s website. However, there is still no current way to try and add a Galaxy Z Fold 2 to your digital cart. It’s possible that this is just a temporary placeholder, meant for the Galaxy Fold. It’s also important to note that you can still purchase the Z Fold 2 if you live in other regions such as the UK.
If this was not a mistake, it could mean that Samsung is gearing up to make some sort of announcement for the Galaxy Z Fold 3. It would be a bit odd for there to be a two to three-month gap in between ending sales of the Z Fold 2 and making the Z Fold 3 available. But who knows exactly what Samsung is up to here.
If you were still hoping to grab the Galaxy Z Fold 2 for yourself, the device is still available from Best Buy and AT&T. It’s also still available from Amazon complete with a $200 discount. But if you were planning on getting one from T-Mobile or Verizon, you’re out of luck. T-Mobile has pulled its listing and Verizon is showing the device as out of stock.
Samsung has a unique opportunity to make some serious waves in the foldable market this year. The Galaxy Note line has been “postponed” for 2021, with Samsung claiming that it’s due to the global chip shortage. But others have a feeling that Samsung is looking to replace the Galaxy Note lineup with the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. Rumors and leaks suggest that we’re finally going to see S Pen support, along with a new under-display camera on the inner display. At this point, we’ll just have to wait and see how all of this shakes out.