After the whole fiasco involving the launch of Galaxy Fold, Samsung is yet to announce a new launch date with the fixed units. It’s natural that in such a situation, people who pre-order the foldable handset are angry with the lack of information. In order to “calm down” its customers, Samsung is now prizing them with reward points.
The Galaxy Fold retails for $1,980 and since Samsung offers 2 points for each $1 spent on smartphones, those who pre-ordered the controversial handset will get a total of 3,960 points. However, for every 200 points, you can redeem $1, in the end, people will get approximately $19,80 to spend in the Samsung App store.
If you’re among customers who pre-ordered and are eagerly waiting for any news about Galaxy Fold shipping date, check your Samsung account to see if you’ve received Samsung Rewards points. As previously mentioned these points can be exchanged in Samsung’s App Store. They can, at least, help in getting some accessories for other Samsung smartphones or pay for full apps and themes.
In this catalog, you can get a better picture of what is possible to do with the reward points. As far this looks an interesting way to deal with customers unsatisfaction, we don’t think this will be enough to hold the backlash. Originally the handset was planned to be launched in late April in the United States but the first analysis determined that the screen was fragile and could easily be damaged due to a gap in the screen that allowed the entry of particles.