While not quite as advanced as the $1,800 and up Galaxy Z Fold 3 from a number of important standpoints, the Z Flip 3 made its highly anticipated debut at a reasonable (by premium foldable standards) price of $999.99 in an entry-level 128GB storage configuration.
What’s truly amazing about the Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
is that you can still get it at a substantial discount on occasion, and if you know where to look, you don’t have to trade anything in
or meet a whole lot of special requirements to end up spending the normal price of a conventional mid-ranger on this very much unconventional Snapdragon 888 powerhouse.
Case in point, a killer new Google Fi deal allowing you to save a grand total of $600 with a simple device activation on a new full service plan and a number port-in from a different carrier.
Unfortunately, existing subscribers don’t seem to qualify for this promotion, which follows in the footsteps and improves on a somewhat similar deal from August
allowing Z Flip 3 5G buyers to save $400.
Your enhanced $600 discount is offered in the form of $200 actually slashed off the aforementioned list price of the foldable high-ender and an additional $400 in Google Fi bill credit. Assuming you’ll use the credit (which shouldn’t be a problem if you plan to stick with the Big G-owned MVNO more than a few months), you’ll basically pay just 400 bucks when all is said and done for a Galaxy Z Flip 3
with 5G support, 8 gigs of RAM, a dual 12MP rear-facing camera system, and a 3,300mAh battery equipped with fast wired and wireless charging
There aren’t a lot of other strings attached to the massive combined discount, although you will have to transfer your number from your current operator within 30 days of receiving a shipment confirmation email for your hot new phone and you’ll also need to keep the “qualifying” handset active on Google Fi for at least 90 consecutive days.