Samsung introduced the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 recently and opened pre-orders for the foldables on August 1 in South Korea. The campaign is going strong at home with orders surpassing 1 million for the two devices, breaking the previous record of 970,000 for the 2022 devices.
Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Z Flip5 proved more popular than the Fold5, accounting for about 70% of the total 1.02 million units. This is an improvement for the clamshell because last year’s Galaxy Z Flip4 accounted for approximately 60%. The Flip5 pre-orders reached 714,000, while the Fold5 scored some 306,000 units with still a few days to go before the end of the pre-order window.
Interestingly enough, consumers at home are less interested in the big foldable than its predecessor, as the Fold4 scored 388,000 pre-orders. The rather tame update combined with the solid durability of the Fold4 means few existing users were tempted to upgrade even with the strong trade-in incentives by Samsung.
We can understand why users flocked to the Galaxy Z Flip5 – it offers a bigger cover screen that’s far more usable than any of its predecessors and massively improves the selfie-taking experience, as well as navigation when the device is closed.
Our Samsung Galaxy Flip5 review and we are working hard to complete the Fold5 detailed test. In the meantime you might want to check our early thoughts and hands-on experience.