The era of foldable phones is here, and it is not until 2020 where the first Samsung Galaxy Fold debuted but was initially recalled due to cracking screens that cannot withstand the folding action. Samsung aims to make its Galaxy Fold 2 and Z Flip more known to users by allowing a 100-day free trial, while Huawei has debuted its foldable with a massive price tag.
Initially, it was Huawei and Samsung who have been competing over the market of the first foldable phones as they were announced last 2019 and made a debut shortly. However, Huawei's device was just a prototype that shows promising tech with it, while Samsung immediately released theirs and have faced massive factory defects that crack the screen.
Fast forward two years later, both Asian technology conglomerates are back to fighting over the foldable smartphone market with its new releases debuting for people to see and experience for themselves. While Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2 and Z Flip are older than Huawei's release, the South Korean tech giant is still campaigning for the device.
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 and Z Flip: Open for 100 Days Free Trial
Samsung's "Buy and Try" campaign has reached another milestone and now, it looks at an extension to return the smartphones after purchasing them, with a full refund available to users depending on the phone's condition. According to The Verge, users are now given the extension of 85 days from the previous 15 days for the program to try the smartphones.
Anybody is eligible to try the smartphones under the program, and primarily, those are the two foldable smartphones in Samsung's lineup, with the Galaxy Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip which are both 5G capable. The Galaxy Fold 2 is originally priced at $1,999.99 but could be reduced up to $1,499.99 with its trade-in program, while the Galaxy Z Flip is at $1,199.99 and is eligible for a trade-in for as low as $649.99.
How Does It Work?
Users can utilize the "Buy and Try" program as long as they originally buy the smartphone from either a Samsung official store or the company's official online store which holds the program. Users would now have more than three months to try the phone and use it but are only given 100 days to return the phone and receive a full refund on the device.
Huawei Foldable Phone Debuts Massive Price Tag, Without an App Store
On the other hand, according to Android Police, Huawei has debuted its latest iteration of the Mate Folding phone called the Mate X2 that is currently available and released in China earlier today. This precedes the original Mate X Foldable smartphone which has been on par with Samsung's original Galaxy Fold, in which the former was more popular and tough over the latter.
However, according to the report, Huawei's Mate X2 is an expensive foldable smartphone from the Shenzhen-based company, and it still does not have Google's suite of applications and the Play Store built-in. This is because of the Huawei-US ban that stripped the company of Google and other American-designed products on theirs.
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Written by Isaiah Alonzo