Eric Zeman / Android Authority
- Samsung is adjusting its trade-in limitations for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
- Instead of only trading in one device to cut down the cost, you’ll be able to trade in two at the same time (at least in the US).
- The change is part of a larger effort on Samsung’s part to get foldables into the hands of more customers.
Most people would agree that foldable phones are pretty neat. It feels futuristic to literally fold your phone in half. However, the questions around durability of foldable phones — and their sky-high prices — scare many consumers away.
In the United States (and possibly other countries), Samsung will allow the trade-in of up to two devices to bring down the price of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Normally, Samsung only allows for one trade-in. This time around, though, you could cut down the price of the Fold 3 significantly if you happen to have two high-value devices you don’t care to keep.
Samsung won’t just accept smartphones, either. You can trade in tablets and smartwatches as well. Obviously, the company will only accept certain makes/models and they must be in good condition to maximize your trade.
When you include the fact that Samsung will also offer a year of Samsung Care Plus for free if you pre-reserve a Galaxy Z Fold 3, it’s clear the company really wants to get foldables out there. After all, the company has the market cornered — if it can make foldables “normal,” it will have practically no competition for the next year or two.