Russian retailers start taking pre-orders for new Samsung flagship smartphones
MOSCOW, February 2 – RIA Novosti. Market participants interviewed by RIA Novosti said that after the introduction of the new Samsung devices, Russian retailers have started accepting pre-orders for them, and their marketplace plans to open sales a few days after the official launch.
On Wednesday, January 1, a Samsung presentation took place, where the company introduced the new flagship smartphones of the Galaxy S23 series, as well as the Galaxy Book 3 laptops.
M.Video-Eldorado said that the company opened pre-orders for smartphones the night after the presentation and plans to start open sales of new products after the first half of February. It was noted that all devices to be sold will be imported to the Russian Federation in accordance with Russian laws, along with the certificates of conformity and necessary permits, warranty support will be obtained from the dealer.
Inventive Retail Group (which manages Samsung, re:Store, World of Cubes and several other retail chains) announced that pre-orders usually appear on the site after the rollout, and the company expects to start sales on February 20.
Citilink also talked about its plans to sell new smartphones in the future. The company aims to have flagship devices in its portfolio, including the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra series smartphones. They also suggested that the demand for these devices will be among buyers who choose smartphones from the upper price segment and flagships on Android, and iPhone users who want to switch to new smartphones with different operating systems.
Yandex Market reports that the first Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones will be available for purchase on the site within a few days after the official sale date, and the first large batch will appear on the market before the end of February. At Wildberry, the novelty will go on sale the week of February 6 in a full color palette, according to the company.
In March, Samsung suspended deliveries to Russia, explaining this with the current geopolitical events and the physical impossibility of realizing them. At the same time, branded devices were included in the list of goods allowed to be imported into the country within the scope of parallel imports.
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