1. tadpoles's Avatar
    I can't be the only one that's noticed you can't seem to find any Fold2-specific accessories available for shipping/delivery within 48 hours. Everything is still pre-order only and not available until mid October at the earliest.

    On 9/4 I ordered an Aramid case from Samsung that was to be delivered the same date as my Fold 2, 9/18. I said...okay. Like most pre-orders, my phone arrived earlier than expected. Yea! That's one of the unwritten benefits and expectations of pre-ordering. I was not disappointed. On 9/17 I noticed the delivery date for my Aramid case got pushed back until 9/23. Things happen. Be patient, I told myself. Fast forward to yesterday I receive an apology email from Samsung that my Aramid case is yet again delayed but this time with no estimated time-frame for delivery. You can imagine my frustration. Yet, its just a case. Yet, its just a case for an extremely expensive (to me anyways) device. I am already overly particular when it comes to keeping my phones in the most pristine of condition for the life that I own a device. A phone, of mine, needs to be in like-new pristine condition indefinitely because I have perfection issues. We all have our quirks. ...and its certainly more challenging when you can't even put a case on the phone.

    Still, no cases or skins for the Fold 2 are immediately available. Is this on purpose? Did Samsung not share information with accessory manufacturers. Did they ask 3rd party manufacturers to hold off on making cases for their $2K phone. Why would Samsung release their most expensive phone to date and not put any effort into making sure 1st and 3rd party protection accessories are available on launch date? How many people that buy such a device won't want a case on it immediately.

    I know the Fold 2 is not quite mainstream but the current situation is frustrating and I almost wonder if it was by design.
    09-23-2020 11:05 AM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I can't be the only one that's noticed you can't seem to find any Fold2-specific accessories available for shipping/delivery within 48 hours. Everything is still pre-order only and not available until mid October at the earliest.

    On 9/4 I ordered an Aramid case from Samsung that was to be delivered the same date as my Fold 2, 9/18. I said...okay. Like most pre-orders, my phone arrived earlier than expected. Yea! That's one of the unwritten benefits and expectations of pre-ordering. I was not disappointed. On 9/17 I noticed the delivery date for my Aramid case got pushed back until 9/23. Things happen. Be patient, I told myself. Fast forward to yesterday I receive an apology email from Samsung that my Aramid case is yet again delayed but this time with no estimated time-frame for delivery. You can imagine my frustration. Yet, its just a case. Yet, its just a case for an extremely expensive (to me anyways) device. I am already overly particular when it comes to keeping my phones in the most pristine of condition for the life that I own a device. A phone, of mine, needs to be in like-new pristine condition indefinitely because I have perfection issues. We all have our quirks. ...and its certainly more challenging when you can't even put a case on the phone.

    Still, no cases or skins for the Fold 2 are immediately available. Is this on purpose? Did Samsung not share information with accessory manufacturers. Did they ask 3rd party manufacturers to hold off on making cases for their $2K phone. Why would Samsung release their most expensive phone to date and not put any effort into making sure 1st and 3rd party protection accessories are available on launch date? How many people that buy such a device won't want a case on it immediately.

    I know the Fold 2 is not quite mainstream but the current situation is frustrating and I almost wonder if it was by design.
    It's probably a matter of not being to justify production unless there is a big enough market demand. If you look at some case manufacturers product lines especially the high end ones, you will see that they are very selective in what products they design and produce for.
    09-23-2020 11:11 AM
  3. tadpoles's Avatar
    It's probably a matter of not being to justify production unless there is a big enough market demand. If you look at some case manufacturers product lines especially the high end ones, you will see that they are very selective in what products they design and produce for.
    I can comprehend that. Still...grumble-grumble.
    09-23-2020 11:18 AM
  4. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Yeah if I knew this before pre order I would have done the custom hinge lol phones will arrive before our cases....I'm happy to be using phone but not so bad now waiting on custom ..
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    09-23-2020 11:20 AM
  5. aggie's Avatar
    Yeah if I knew this before pre order I would have done the custom hinge lol phones will arrive before our cases....I'm happy to be using phone but not so bad now waiting on custom ..
    Yep I would have went with the blue hinge with the mystic black.

    I'm guessing the demand of this one is a bit higher than the OG and neither Samsung or the case manufacturers were ready to meet such demand.

    Not sure of how heavily this one is being marketed, but I've already had a few people notice it in public and ask about it, and even saw another person with one. Didn't have many people notice the first one in the time I had it and to this day I still haven't seen another person with one.
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    09-24-2020 04:28 PM
  6. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Yep I would have went with the blue hinge with the mystic black.

    I'm guessing the demand of this one is a bit higher than the OG and neither Samsung or the case manufacturers were ready to meet such demand.

    Not sure of how heavily this one is being marketed, but I've already had a few people notice it in public and ask about it, and even saw another person with one. Didn't have many people notice the first one in the time I had it and to this day I still haven't seen another person with one.
    I would’ve done black and red combo ...I’m seeing a few pics on Reddit with custom colors and fly for sure ...and more buyers I bet the numbers will be better than expected ...
    09-24-2020 04:42 PM
  7. tadpoles's Avatar
    I would’ve done black and red combo ...I’m seeing a few pics on Reddit with custom colors and fly for sure ...and more buyers I bet the numbers will be better than expected ...
    Black and red. Bet that looks nice.
    09-24-2020 04:54 PM
  8. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Black and red. Bet that looks nice.
    Oh yeah ...I’ve not seen one yet posted ...let’s see
    09-24-2020 04:55 PM
  9. tadpoles's Avatar
    I'm happy that I found this is another another thread:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh....php?p=6864651

    Thank you Victor.
    09-25-2020 07:29 AM
  10. Victor Hernandez Jr's Avatar
    I'm happy that I found this is another another thread:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh....php?p=6864651

    Thank you Victor.
    Not worth it very cheap keeps coming off the phone maybe I got a bad one. And the middle part feels like cheap plastic
    Attached Thumbnails Fold 2 Accessory Wait.  What is going going on?-8685.jpg  
    09-25-2020 01:44 PM
  11. Victor Hernandez Jr's Avatar
    Oh yeah ...I’ve not seen one yet posted ...let’s see
    Cheap case
    Attached Thumbnails Fold 2 Accessory Wait.  What is going going on?-8686.jpg  
    09-25-2020 01:45 PM
  12. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Cheap case
    Oh man really... Ughhh you keeping for now till you can return
    09-25-2020 01:47 PM
  13. tadpoles's Avatar
    Cheap case
    I just hope its better than no case at all. That's all I need until we can actually get something in-hand that's better.
    09-25-2020 02:18 PM

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