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Editor’s note: Grab Samsung’s new foldable phones when you sign up for a Smart Signature plan. Below is their press release.
Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is bringing the next chapter in mobile innovation powered by the country’s fastest 5G network as it kicks off pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Z Flip3 5G until September 12, 2021.
The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Z Flip3 5G are the latest additions to Samsung’s foldables line. These are promoted by none other than BTS, the world’s leading pop icon who also headlines Smart’s “Live Your Passion with Purpose” campaign. Now you can continue to pursue your passion while experiencing and rocking the same devices the BTS members are unfolding and flipping!
Best paired with Smart Signature 5G Plans, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Z Flip3 5G are also sleek, fashionable, and powerful with their improved cutting-edge foldable technology that delivers unique new ways to watch, work, and play.
Pre-order with Smart Signature 5G Plans
Smart offers as much as P9,600 savings for those who will pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (128GB) for a special price of P2,699 per month with P7,100 one-time cash-out, or get the or the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (256GB) for only P 3,599 per month with P15,110 one-time cash-out.
This is inclusive of Smart Signature 5G Plan L, which comes with a 30GB monthly data allocation, Unli AllNet Calls and Texts, and 150 minutes of calls to PLDT, so subscribers have all they need to make the most of Samsung’s latest breakthrough devices.
Discounted prices are also available for renewing Smart Postpaid subscribers.
Bonus exclusives worth over P14,000
On top of this limited-time-only discount, customers who pre-order will also get bonus exclusives worth over P14,000, which include a 25W wall charger worth P949, a 1-year free Samsung Care+ subscription worth P9,499, and a free cover with S Pen (for the Z Fold3 5G) worth P3,999 or a free cover with ring (for the Z Flip3 5G) worth P1,999.
Recontracting subscribers who will avail of the plan via participating Smart Stores within NCR may also get an additional P9,600 Trade In Trade Up discount for the Z Fold3 5G, or P7,200 for the Z Flip3 5G. Interested customers must successfully complete trading in an old or used device via Instacash, a third-party app, within the pre-order period to qualify. For the full mechanics, visit https://smrt.ph/ZFlip3Fold3.
To pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and the Z Flip3 5G, customers can book an appointment online to schedule a visit to the nearest Smart Store via https://smart.com.ph/Pages/stay-smart/?#reopen or call *888 for Telesales. On the other hand, new subscribers may visit and apply via the Smart Online Store at https://smrt.ph/ZFlip3Fold3.
The next chapter in mobile innovation
With the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and the Z Flip3 5G subscribers can truly enjoy the next chapter in mobile innovation. Both devices are equipped with an improved foldable screen with the revolutionary Hideaway Hinge, which allows the screens to stay in place at any angle while in its Flex mode. They also come with IPX84*** water resistance, Armor Aluminum – the strongest aluminum ever used on a Galaxy smartphone – and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus screens to protect against scratches and drops.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G boasts an uninterrupted 7.6-inch Infinity Flex main display with the new under-display camera. It’s also the first foldable device to be compatible and fully optimized with the S Pen, allowing on-the-go multitaskers to take notes on the wide main display while having other apps open.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G comes with a bigger cover screen for easier reading of notifications and messages, with apps accessible even when the phone is folded. For entertainment lovers, the device has upgraded stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos for a much clearer sound and a more immersive experience.
The Philippines’ fastest and widest 5G network
Samsung users in the Philippines can experience the fastest speeds on the Smart network, according to Ookla®, the global leader in internet testing and analytics. In its recent evaluation*, Ookla reported that Samsung devices are the fastest on the Smart network, with users enjoying a median download speed of 28.34 Mbps and median upload speed of 6.45 Mbps. Ookla also cited Smart as the Philippines’ fastest 5G network for Q1-Q2 2021 with a Speed Score 0f 204.81 Mbps based on 237,142 user-initiated 5G tests with Speedtest.
On the other hand, Smart has also scored a rare sweep in the April 2021 Philippines Mobile Network Experience Awards** by independent analytics firm Opensignal, beating the competition across all metrics in three essential aspects of service: Coverage (4G Coverage Experience, 4G Availability), Speed (Download and Upload Speed) and Experience (Games, Video and Voice app). This is the first time an operator in the Philippines won decisively in all categories. – Rappler.com
*Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q1–Q2 2021. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.
**Opensignal Awards – Philippines: Mobile Network Experience Report April 2021, based on independent analysis of mobile measurements recorded during the period January 1 – March 31, 2021 © 2021 Opensignal Limited.
***IPX8 is based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for beach or pool use. Not dust resistant.