Repairing the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 screen will be more expensive than buying a new Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

Highlights
  • Samsung has revealed the screen replacement prices for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 inner and outer screen replacements cost $479 and $149, respectively
  • Fixing the broken Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 inner display will cost $369, while replacing the outer panel means paying $99

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has launched officially in India as well as worldwide and is the most expensive mainstream smartphone in the market, thanks to the foldable design. And while the foldable display of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is definitely its biggest USP, it can become an equally big headache if you ever drop it and the screen cracks. That’s because you may end up paying as much as Rs 35,000 — the price of a smartphone like Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, the top-end variant of OnePlus Nord 2, or the iPhone SE 2020 — to replace the broken display panel. The cost is similarly high for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, whose screen costs over Rs 27,000 to replace. These costs are converted from USD as the company has only revealed the repair costs in the US market for now.

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ModelOuterInnerPrice
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3$479 (Rs 35,600)$149 (Rs 11,000)$1,799/ Rs 1,49,999
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3$369 (Rs 27,400)$99 (Rs 7,300)$999/ Rs 84,999

According to a report by The Verge, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 screen repair will cost $479 (about Rs 35,600) for the main display while fixing the cover screen will mean shelling out $149 (roughly Rs 11,000). The phone is priced at $1,799.99 in the US and Rs 1,49,999 in India. For the inner and the cover displays of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, the costs are $369 (around $27,400) and $99 (approximately Rs 7,300), respectively. The third-gen flip phone costs $999 in the US and Rs 84,999 in India.

However, and perhaps keeping this in mind, the South Korean giant is offering free 1-year subscription to Samsung Care+ protection plan on the phones to customers pre-booking the two smartphones in India. This protection plan covers accidental damage to the phone, including cracked displays, so if you have pre-booked the phones, you should be covered. In case you don’t plan to pre-book the smartphones, you can still get the Samsung Care+ plan by paying Rs 7,999 for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Rs 4,799 for the Galaxy Z Flip 3. With this, you will be able to get the screen replaced twice within two years. If you don’t, then be prepared to pay as much as Rs 35,000 for the screen replacement.

We should find out the official screen replacement costs for the two foldable phones in India shortly.

Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | 12 GBProcessor
7.6 inches Display
12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MPRear camera
10 MP + 4 MPSelfie camera
4400 mAh Battery
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