Samsung lets you try its foldable phones for 100 days before buying

Samsung has launched a limited-time program that lets you try its Galaxy Z Flip 5G or Galaxy Z Fold2 5G foldable smartphones for 100 days before committing to the purchase.

In other words, if after 99 days you decide that the device really isn’t for you, you can simply return it for a full refund, no questions asked.

Under normal circumstances, you only get a couple of weeks to return a Samsung handset for a full refund. But with many customers reluctant to drop over $1,000 on a phone with a totally new design, there’s a good chance that some people will be persuaded by Samsung’s try-before-you-buy offer, which gives them more than three months to really get to grips with the foldable phone.

“Take home Galaxy Z Flip 5G or Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G and we’ll give you 100 days to make sure you’re a perfect match,” Samsung says in a message promoting the offer on its website. “Plus, get up to $550 enhanced trade-in credit on approved devices and $200 instant credit toward any of your favorite accessories.”

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5G launched in August 2020 and costs $1,199. The third foldable phone from the Korean tech giant has an almost identical design to the Galaxy Z Flip that launched six months earlier, including a 6.7-inch display when unfurled, a tiny display on the back for at-a-glance notifications, and a dual-sensor camera.

The Galaxy Z Fold2 5G landed in September 2020 and costs $1,999. The device, which sports a 7.6-inch display when fully open, earned a decent review on Digital Trends when we took it for a spin last year.

Samsung’s first foldable effort clearly wasn’t ready for prime time when it launched in 2019, but these latest models are much improved and could tempt many customers looking for their first phone with such a design.

Samsung’s try-before-you-buy offer runs through April 1 and is available via its website.

For more on foldable phones, check out Digital Trends’ article listing all of the models currently available.

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