UPDATE 2 (16 Aug / 10:51 PM): Samsung Malaysia has officially revealed the pricing of Galaxy Z Flip3 and Z Fold3, as well as Galaxy Watch4 Series and Galaxy Buds2. All of them will be available for pre-order on 19 August.
UPDATE 1 (15 Aug / 5:30 PM): A Lowyat.NET Forumer has found the pricing for both devices on Samsung Malaysia’s website as well. Scroll further for more details.
ORIGINAL STORY (14 Aug / 11:58 PM):
During the Galaxy Unpacked August 2021 event earlier this week, Samsung has unveiled two new foldables in the form of Galaxy Z Flip3 and Z Fold3. While the company has yet to reveal their availability in our market, we believe we may have stumbled upon their local pricing.
Over the years, we would visit Celcom, Digi, Maxis, and U Mobile’s websites whenever there is a significant smartphone launch by major brands including Samsung to search for information regarding local releases. The majority of the time we couldn’t find anything though until the brands themselves revealed such information to the public.
But it looks like things are different for the newly announced foldables. By using “Galaxy Z” as the search keyword on Digi’s website earlier today, to our surprise, the result that we received includes both devices.
According to the listing on Digi’s website, the retail price of Z Flip3 with 256GB internal storage is RM4,199. On another hand, the Z Fold3 256GB is listed as RM6,699 while the 512GB variant goes for RM7,199.
As a comparison, the starting price of Z Flip3 in the United States is US$999.99 (~RM4,238) but that is for the 128GB model. Over there, the 256GB variant of the phone goes for US$1049.99 (~RM4,450) which is noticeably higher than Malaysia.
This also applies to the Z Fold3 as well since the US pricing for the 256GB model is US$1799.99 (~RM7,628) while the 512GB unit is available for US$1899.99 (~RM8,052). Additionally, the launch price of the original Z Flip and Z Fold2 in Malaysia were RM5,888 and RM7,999 respectively, if you want to take their predecessors into consideration.
Of course, we still have to wait for the official announcement from Samsung Malaysia itself regarding the price tag for Z Flip3 and Z Fold3. That being said, the existence of these listings on Digi’s website may suggest that the announcement may take place very soon.
UPDATE (15 Aug / 5:30 PM):
As it turned out, the local pricing of Galaxy Z Flip3 and Z Fold3 has been temporarily shown on Samsung Malaysia’s own website much earlier than the listing on Digi’s site.
Back on Friday, Lowyat.NET Forumer, Daniel.T shared several screenshots from Samsung Malaysia’s website that had listed Z Flip3 128GB and Z Fold3 256GB price as RM3,999 and RM6,699 respectively. Daniel noted that the link to the pricing was found through Google and customers that opted for the Z Flip3 would be provided with Samsung’s e-voucher worth RM 600.
On another hand, those who purchased the Z Fold3 would receive an RM 850 e-voucher instead. These details have since been removed by Samsung and the same also applied to Digi’s website as well.
As mentioned earlier, the existence of these listings can be seen as an indication that we are not far away from the official announcement by Samsung Malaysia itself. So, keep a look ahead.
(Thank you everyone for the tips!)