Samsung Mobile has officially closed pre-orders for the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 in Kenya. This means that customers can now purchase the devices from recommended retailers across the country starting today.
Samsung claims the pre-orders surpassed targets by over 25%, cementing the company’s position as the market leader in the Foldable smartphone category.
The successful pre-orders have been supported by the strategic partnership with device financing partner Absa Kenya who allowed Absa Credit Card customers to finance their devices over three, six, nine or twelve-month periods. An option to trade in their devices with Badili Africa also contributed highly to the success of the pre-order period.
‘The Fold has always been the driver for the Foldable smartphone category but this year we have seen a shift in purchase trends, with a higher number of purchases for the Flip. ‘’ said Mr Charles Kimari, Director of Mobile Experience Samsung Electronics East Africa.
‘’We can attribute this to the acquisition steps we have taken like the partnership with Badili Africa who offer trade in service and our new partnership with Absa Kenya who offer device financing payment methods which will allow our customers to acquire these devices,” he added.
The Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 are available for Ksh.325,000 for the Samsung Fold5 and Ksh.193,000/ for the Samsung Flip5.
Customers that purchase the Fold5 will receive a free slim S pen cover while customers who purchase the Flip will receive 30% off on the Galaxy watch 6.
The two foldables also come with Samsung Care+ a support service for accidental screen damage protection. The cover is for one screen damage incident, is valid for 12 months and registration must be done within 30 days from the date of device purchase. A repair fee is payable per incident when claiming.
The Galaxy Z Flip5 comes in Mint, Graphite, Cream and Lavender colour options as well as a range of accessories including a Clear Gadget Case and Flipsuit Case. The Galaxy Z Fold5 on the other hand is available in Icy Blue, Phantom Black and Cream with new accessories including a Slim S Pen Case that offers both practicality and style.