Samsung notifying buyers that their new foldables and watches will be very late

Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 and Flip 3 logos

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  • Some people who pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and other new devices are getting emails notifying them of shipping delays.
  • It looks like many will need to wait until September.
  • Samsung’s email cites higher-than-expected demand as the reason.

Pre-orders for the new slate of Samsung devices opened on August 11. The company said that shipments of those pre-orders should arrive on or before August 27, with general sales beginning the same day. However, it appears Samsung is having trouble keeping up.

Some folks in Germany who pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, and new Samsung smartwatches, are seeing emails from Samsung notifying them of shipping delays (via All About Samsung). In some cases, the emails say it could be mid-September before they see their new products arrive.

See also: Our review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung says these delays are due to the high demand for these new products. This tracks with previous information we’ve heard about pre-orders for the new devices exceeding Samsung’s highest projections.

So far, we haven’t seen any reports of these emails hitting customers in the United States. However, there are quite a few reports of these landing in Germany, so we expect it’s only a matter of time before we see people receiving them in other countries.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, and new smartwatches are getting good reviews around the web. It seems Samsung might have a trio of winners on its hands. Do note, though, that there are no reports yet for delays of the Galaxy Buds 2.

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