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Galaxy Z Fold 3 - Any idea when there will be stock?

steviec
2: Seeker

I pre-ordered my Galaxy Fold 3 and was told that it would be delivered today. However when I checked yesterday it hadn't been dispatched and the online agent was only able to tell me that it's out of stock and my order would be dispatched when some stock was available. 

I'm not impressed as I was told when I ordered i'd have it on release day.  The website is now saying 3-4 weeks, is this how long i will wait or are back orders likely to be delivered sooner than this?

 

Has anyone else had this issue?

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BandOfBrothers
17: Community Champion

Unfortunately even those that pre ordered directly with Samsung are also now receiving text messages advising their delivery dates are being pushed back so I'm not surprised this is also starting to have a knock on effect on orders placed via the Networks.

One school of thought is the issue with acquiring chipset's etc to assemble phone's which isn't just affecting Samsung models.

Totally appreciate your feeling let down and I wish you all the best with this in that you receive the phone ASAP @steviec 

Current Phone >

Samsung Z Fold³ 5G.

Previous Phone >

Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G - SM9860.

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aide199
4: Newbie

Any news on when the Fold 3 will be available?

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aide199
4: Newbie

Website is now showing 4-5 weeks - an absolute joke!

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BandOfBrothers
17: Community Champion

Hi @aide199 

 

I appreciate how disappointing it is when something goes on delay.

Supply and demand is usually the culprit !

Also this time around it has been noted that some manufacturers, Samsung included have encountered issues with supply of materials such as chipsets etc.

Some people have been given delivery dates and then have had a quicker delivery however there's no guarantee of this !

On the flip side delivery dates can be also delayed.

The Fold³ and Flip³ have certainly generated lots of interest and orders being Samsungs new flagship phone's.

The phone can be purchased from Samsungs Online Store however I'm not sure what their lead time is as I've not placed an order for one …… yet :Winking_smiley:

But that said even those that pre ordered directly with Samsung have had their deliveries pushed back.

Right now the offer of the free starter kit if the Fold³ is ordered before December 21 is certainly tempting.

Are you looking at placing an order or is the lead time putting you off @aide199  ?

Current Phone >

Samsung Z Fold³ 5G.

Previous Phone >

Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G - SM9860.

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aide199
4: Newbie

Hi,

 

 I’ve already placed an order

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BandOfBrothers
17: Community Champion

Ok @aide199 

 

So if the lead time wasn't at 4 week + when you initially placed your order then you'll be in a queue waiting for a unit to be allocated.

Hopefully you won't be having to wait what's being shown on the website for new orders  🤞

edit.

Lead time on the Samsung Online Store website is around 24th of September 2021 for the Samsung Fold³ 256Gb Phantom Black.

Current Phone >

Samsung Z Fold³ 5G.

Previous Phone >

Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G - SM9860.

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steviec
2: Seeker

I've just had confirmation that my phone has been dispatched and should be with me Monday. So hopefully you won't have to wait too long. 

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aide199
4: Newbie

Hi, When did you order yours?

 

thanks in advance 

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steviec
2: Seeker

It was on the Wednesday before launch day. 25th August.

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aide199
4: Newbie

Anyone else heard from Vodafone about their order yet?

 

 Mine is still on back order

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aide199
4: Newbie

Ordered mine 10 days ago, and just received a text message saying still no stock, we will update you again in 10 working days!

 

 Great, just bloody great Vodafone!

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steviec
2: Seeker

I got mine after 2 weeks so hopefully it won't be another 10 days. It's definitely worth the wait!! 

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William123
2: Seeker

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looks like there will be stock 26th September I ordered the 256gb phantom black on 3rd September 

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BandOfBrothers
17: Community Champion

I hope you get it soon @William123 

I recieved my Fold³ yesterday direct from Samsung and loving it.

Current Phone >

Samsung Z Fold³ 5G.

Previous Phone >

Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G - SM9860.

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ScouseSooty
2: Seeker

I ordered mine on the 28th August (Fold 3 phantom black 512gb) and received a email and text today saying sorry supplier issues and we'll get back to you. Bit sad really it'll be 3 weeks since I ordered and I'm still waiting ☹☹

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angelicaa
3: Seeker

I ordered the lavender z fip 3 on the 7th sept and haven't had any updates

i'm really excited to get the phone but I wish we knew when there would be plans for restock

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William123
2: Seeker

Ordered mines 3rd September had emails telling me they will check stock ,now tomorrow I’ll get another email after waiting 10 days . 

don’t know why we can’t know what date there expecting stock I wasn’t bothered about the wait now my contract has ended and I need 3G and I won’t get that till the device and sim come so now I’m growing impatient.

 

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angelicaa
3: Seeker

let us know the verdict if there is one tomorrow!

 

I don't mind the wait i just wish we had some idea

it's an unknown timeline

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aide199
4: Newbie

I’m in the same boat, ordered my Fold 3 black 256gb on the 4/9 and just had the usual we have no stock emails from them. I spoke to someone on live chat yesterday who was really rude just saying you’ll get it when you get it. Thanks Vodafone!

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