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Official Pre-Order Thread: Samsung Z Flip3 5G and Z Fold3 5G!

  • 11 August 2021
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Whether you flip or fold, Samsung has the device for you. The newest gadgets in the Samsung family are here for fans of innovative new tech!

 

Samsung Z Flip3 5G

Having an improved device for your changing lifestyle is a big deal. Fortunately, the Samsung Z Flip3 5G has the updated features that meet your needs. The 1.X" cover screen is prominent and makes your display even easier to see. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor means you can use your apps and other features quickly. Samsung Z Flip3 5G is water-resistant, protecting your phone from liquid exposure. The stereo speaker gives you quality sound while listening to your playlists. With Hideaway Hinge 2.0, your unfolded screen is solid. Staying connected is a difference-maker. With low-band, mid-band, and mmWave technology, you have access to coverage in a select number of outdoor locations, where T-Mobile has supported millimeter wave 5G coverage.

Key Features

Larger 1.9" notification display

QCOM Snapdragon 888 processor

5G mmWave capability

Water-resistant

Samsung Z Fold3 5G

Samsung delivers a durable Gorilla Glass screen with a 6.2" full HD+ front display. Unfold the 7.6" Infinity Flex display, enjoy an immersive video experience. It’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor gives your phone the speed to multitask with different apps. The Samsung Z Fold3 5G is the first foldable device with an SPen, letting you video call while you're taking notes. With an advanced multi-window view, you can have all the information you need at your fingertips. Samsung Z Fold3 5G is 5G mmWave ready, meaning your service outdoors will working in a select number of areas covered by T-Mobile's millimeter wave 5G coverage.

Key Features

7.6" main display

QCOM Snapdragon 888 processor

5G mmWave capability

Water-resistant

SPen compatible

Get yours

Pre-order for the new Samsung Z Flip3 5G and Samsung Z Fold3 5G starts on August 11, 2021. Samsung Z Flip3 5G comes in Black, Beige, Green, and Lavender. Samsung Z Fold3 5G comes in Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Green. These devices are available for purchase in all T-Mobile retail stores, online, and through the T-Mobile app on August 27, 2021.  You can order over the phone if you contact us and speak with a specialist. Comment below questions or thoughts on the new Samsung Z Flip3 5G and Samsung Z Fold3 5G.

5G: Coverage available in a growing number of outdoor areas. While 5G access won't require a certain plan or feature, some uses/services might. See Coverage details, Terms and Conditions, and Open Internet information for network management details (like video optimization) at T-Mobile.com.


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I just preordered the flip3 and am trading in my OnePlus 6T to get the $700 off promotion. Do I have to register the promo like I have had to in the past? If so, what’s the promotion code?

Will the eSIM be enabled on the Z  Flip 3?  I live half the year in the USA and half in Mexico.  My current phone, OnePlus 6T, has dual SIM dual standby so when in Mexico I have AT&T Mexico primary and T-Mobile secondary so as not to exceed international roaming on T-Mobile.  I currently use zero data while in Mexico, but making/receiving phone calls and text messages to/from the USA from time to time is important.

It is time for a new phone and it looks like Z Flip 3 has both eSIM and nano SIM.  However, I have heard that for the US market the eSIM is disabled by firmware at the request of carriers including T-Mobile.  Is this  true, or, not?

It looks like my best choice if the eSIM is disabled is to switch to Google Project Fi.  I am not an Apple user.  I suspect the Google Pixel 6 might also be a solution, but is is a few months away.

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Great question @consyce .

If you’re making the purchase online, you’ll want to sign into your MyT-Mobile account. You should be able to go through the trade-in purchase process and redeem the offer that way. If you’re already registered with your MyT-Mobile account, you won’t have to register again.

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Thankfully I have an EPP account through work (also works with EDU accounts too) with Samsung, which meant we pre-ordered a 256Gb Samsung Flip (free memory upgrade) and traded in a Samsung S20 (just the basic) and it came to $452 including sales tax (tax is on the balance NOT the whole amount before trade-in which is how it should be). We also got $100 Samsung credit for any future purchases. There was no need to add a line or be on a specific plan to qualify, I got a factory unlocked phone that also came with 12 months of free device protection as part of the deal and that way we are not tied down when we travel (or decide to change carrier).

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Will the eSIM be enabled on the Z  Flip 3?  I live half the year in the USA and half in Mexico.  My current phone, OnePlus 6T, has dual SIM dual standby so when in Mexico I have AT&T Mexico primary and T-Mobile secondary so as not to exceed international roaming on T-Mobile.  I currently use zero data while in Mexico, but making/receiving phone calls and text messages to/from the USA from time to time is important.

It is time for a new phone and it looks like Z Flip 3 has both eSIM and nano SIM.  However, I have heard that for the US market the eSIM is disabled by firmware at the request of carriers including T-Mobile.  Is this  true, or, not?

It looks like my best choice if the eSIM is disabled is to switch to Google Project Fi.  I am not an Apple user.  I suspect the Google Pixel 6 might also be a solution, but is is a few months away.

That’s a great question too @AlSeattle but right now, I don’t have any word it’ll support eSIM. Sorry if this device isn’t gonna work out for you.

The esim issue is huge for me.  You enabled the note 20 ultra with esim, so i was finally able to have my work line and personal line in one device.  And now?  Back to 2 devices.  That's a bad decision on your part.  Why not enabled the esim?  I can't understand why If the device is able, why disable it on purpose?  You were always so mod friendly, root friendly, etc... And then esim friendly.  Only to have it available on one device and no more?  Makes no sense...🙄🙄

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