Samsung Electronics started preorders for the Galaxy Fold in the United States but closed it due to limited supplies and high demand for the new device, the South Korean tech giant said on April 15.
The company said it started accepting reservations for advance orders of its first foldable device for American consumers on April 13 but stopped a day later when the list filled up.
“The Galaxy Fold reservation list is full,” Samsung said on its US website, without elaborating on how many phones were available. “Due to high demand, we are unable to accept any more preorder reservations. We will alert you when Galaxy Fold is available.”
The Galaxy Fold goes on sale in the US at the hefty price tag of $1,980 on April 26. The phone will be available through US carriers, such as AT&T and T-Mobile, as well as electronics stores Best Buy and Samsung Store.
The company will also open preorder reservations for the foldable phone in Europe on April 26, with an official release date set for May 3.
By Ram Garikipati and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)