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Worst Launch Ever Samsung ZFold5, ZFlip5, Watch 6 Pro, Tab S9

(Topic created on: 11-08-2023 10:18 PM)
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Obsydian
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For a company whose operating profit plunged 96%, this has to be the worst show ever.

PRODUCTS - Offer nothing notably more that tweaks
COST - Absolutely laughable even with codes and free buds.
INNOVATION - Nothing.

As a family owning multiple devices across the Samsung spectrum, ots basically a wait until the 6 series fold, flip, watch 7, no sign of buds3 of LC3 audio promised at launch on the buds2 pro.

One example even if I wished to upgrade my ZFold4 currently £36 after a Zfold3 trade in with the Samsung Upgrade scheme, now means £175 up front and £58 over 25 mths ??? for a device offering little to nothing.

It's looking like a 99% operating profit hit next month.

Regards Obsydian - (Car & Tech Evangelist)

MY DEVICES: ZFold4, Watch6 Classic, Book2 Pro i5 5G [Laptop], Buds Pro2, M70A 32 & 43”; [Monitor], Smart Tags, Dell Inspiron G5 [Laptop] / FAMILY DEVICES: ZFlip3, ZFlip4, ZFlip5, Watch6 Classic, S8 Ultra; S7+ [Tablet],  Buds Pro, iPhone 12, iPad Air 2, Air tags, iPad Mini 5, iPad Pro 12.9 GEN2 [Tablets] / HOME DEVICES: QN95A [TV], Q900A / SWA900S [Soundbar, Rears], MC28M6075 and MC32K7055 [Microwave], Jet 75 Complete (Vacuum), Samsung Level [Speaker]
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Obsydian
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Wow Samsung must be desperate, first devices not worthy of the title NEW and now SPAM with more discount codes.

Must be meltdown at Samsung HQ, a blatant GDPR violation.
At this rate it will be a BOGOF offer coming soon.Screenshot_20230729_192920_WhatsApp.jpg
Regards Obsydian - (Car & Tech Evangelist)

MY DEVICES: ZFold4, Watch6 Classic, Book2 Pro i5 5G [Laptop], Buds Pro2, M70A 32 & 43”; [Monitor], Smart Tags, Dell Inspiron G5 [Laptop] / FAMILY DEVICES: ZFlip3, ZFlip4, ZFlip5, Watch6 Classic, S8 Ultra; S7+ [Tablet],  Buds Pro, iPhone 12, iPad Air 2, Air tags, iPad Mini 5, iPad Pro 12.9 GEN2 [Tablets] / HOME DEVICES: QN95A [TV], Q900A / SWA900S [Soundbar, Rears], MC28M6075 and MC32K7055 [Microwave], Jet 75 Complete (Vacuum), Samsung Level [Speaker]
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The SPAM is the £50 pre-registration discount. Worth having, offering a £250 discount on the 526Gb Fold 5 which makes it cheaper than last year’s Fold 4 256Gb version. But the upgrade is minimal. 

Obsydian
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Whatever code I enter or stack the upgrade programme, insists on £179 upfront and £53 a month.

As mentioned the issue is primarily its just not worth it specification wise, for GEN3 or older users yes.
Regards Obsydian - (Car & Tech Evangelist)

MY DEVICES: ZFold4, Watch6 Classic, Book2 Pro i5 5G [Laptop], Buds Pro2, M70A 32 & 43”; [Monitor], Smart Tags, Dell Inspiron G5 [Laptop] / FAMILY DEVICES: ZFlip3, ZFlip4, ZFlip5, Watch6 Classic, S8 Ultra; S7+ [Tablet],  Buds Pro, iPhone 12, iPad Air 2, Air tags, iPad Mini 5, iPad Pro 12.9 GEN2 [Tablets] / HOME DEVICES: QN95A [TV], Q900A / SWA900S [Soundbar, Rears], MC28M6075 and MC32K7055 [Microwave], Jet 75 Complete (Vacuum), Samsung Level [Speaker]
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That’s very interesting! Despite my total bill being £1599, £50 less than last year, the monthly payments are increasing! I guess Samsung consider that the phone drops in value more than earlier versions, or rather the current valuation after a year is lower based on their past experience.

To be honest I’m so disappointed in the Fold5 upgrade - we need a wider front screen and pen storage option - I might send it back and return to Apple.  The lack of a free case and insurance make the phone more costly as a package. However, I’m the stuck with making payments for my Fold 4 which would be handed over as part of the finance deal.

Obsydian
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Seems a desperate attempt to woo buyers with extended demos, hopefully not run by Samsung repair partner, as after 8hrs they will charge you for a new phone.IMG-20230811-WA0014_1000037628_1691783535.jpg
Regards Obsydian - (Car & Tech Evangelist)

MY DEVICES: ZFold4, Watch6 Classic, Book2 Pro i5 5G [Laptop], Buds Pro2, M70A 32 & 43”; [Monitor], Smart Tags, Dell Inspiron G5 [Laptop] / FAMILY DEVICES: ZFlip3, ZFlip4, ZFlip5, Watch6 Classic, S8 Ultra; S7+ [Tablet],  Buds Pro, iPhone 12, iPad Air 2, Air tags, iPad Mini 5, iPad Pro 12.9 GEN2 [Tablets] / HOME DEVICES: QN95A [TV], Q900A / SWA900S [Soundbar, Rears], MC28M6075 and MC32K7055 [Microwave], Jet 75 Complete (Vacuum), Samsung Level [Speaker]
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I think it's a good idea @Obsydian 

My taxi driver got himself the Fold4 after seeing and using mine and the barmaid at my local got herself the Flip4 after seeing my friends. I suppose it is one thing seeing it on, say, TV and another thing seeing it in the flesh. A lot of people that I speak to are unaware of what a Fold/Flip can do and whether it is for them. I know because I had my doubts before spending a lot of money and getting the Fold4 but I ended up liking it so much that I've now got the Fold5. 



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My device... Galaxy Z Fold5 5G 12/512GB (G946B D/S) CSC EUX. Android 14. One UI 6.1
Obsydian
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Reminds me 2 mths ago work gave a Macbook Air M2 two week trial, before committing to replacing the usual Dell laptop.

Suffice to say I barely lasted 2 days after full-time persistence.

I then asked if I could have a work Book3 Pro as a trial, answer was no Apple only 💩
Regards Obsydian - (Car & Tech Evangelist)

MY DEVICES: ZFold4, Watch6 Classic, Book2 Pro i5 5G [Laptop], Buds Pro2, M70A 32 & 43”; [Monitor], Smart Tags, Dell Inspiron G5 [Laptop] / FAMILY DEVICES: ZFlip3, ZFlip4, ZFlip5, Watch6 Classic, S8 Ultra; S7+ [Tablet],  Buds Pro, iPhone 12, iPad Air 2, Air tags, iPad Mini 5, iPad Pro 12.9 GEN2 [Tablets] / HOME DEVICES: QN95A [TV], Q900A / SWA900S [Soundbar, Rears], MC28M6075 and MC32K7055 [Microwave], Jet 75 Complete (Vacuum), Samsung Level [Speaker]
Obsydian
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So an Apple leak ahead of their upcoming launch, courtesy of the Bluetooth certification filing is looking look a full new watch Ultra and 8 and iPhone 15, the VR/AR headset update.

Samsung rumour mill is a ZFlip6 with a battery camera within 12 mths, potentially Buds 3, but a cheaper version sitting below the Buds2 PRO.

Is Samsung losing the plot with pitiful iterative releases just to have something to show at annual launch events?

Regards Obsydian - (Car & Tech Evangelist)

MY DEVICES: ZFold4, Watch6 Classic, Book2 Pro i5 5G [Laptop], Buds Pro2, M70A 32 & 43”; [Monitor], Smart Tags, Dell Inspiron G5 [Laptop] / FAMILY DEVICES: ZFlip3, ZFlip4, ZFlip5, Watch6 Classic, S8 Ultra; S7+ [Tablet],  Buds Pro, iPhone 12, iPad Air 2, Air tags, iPad Mini 5, iPad Pro 12.9 GEN2 [Tablets] / HOME DEVICES: QN95A [TV], Q900A / SWA900S [Soundbar, Rears], MC28M6075 and MC32K7055 [Microwave], Jet 75 Complete (Vacuum), Samsung Level [Speaker]
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