In an unexpected move, Samsung appears to have decided to stop selling the lauded Galaxy Z Fold 2 in the United States. Despite the fact that the phone is still listed on the website, you will now be redirected to a message that says, “The Galaxy Fold is no longer available for purchase on Samsung.com.” The more amusing part of the story is that the original Galaxy Fold, as well as the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, are still available for purchase.
This could very well be a Samsung miscalculation. At the same time, Samsung may have plans to phase out all older foldable devices, including the original Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip 5G, in the near future.
Samsung Appears to Have Discontinued The Galaxy Z Fold 2 Less Than A Year After Its Official Launch
For those who are curious, these discontinuations usually occur when a company is getting ready to release new phones. It makes more sense in this case because the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are only a few months away from debuting, according to rumors, in August. This indicates that Samsung, at least in the United States, intends to make room for newer devices.
It’s also possible that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is out of stock in the United States, and Samsung has decided to focus on producing the Galaxy Z Fold 3 rather than bringing the Z Fold 2 back into stock. Whatever the case may be, it is too early to speculate on the device’s future, as Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy Z Fold 2 at a later date. Still, if you go to the listing right now, you’ll see that the phone is no longer available for purchase, and you’ll be directed to other Galaxy devices to look for. What’s more surprising is that the device was only released in September 2020, so it hasn’t even been a full year.