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Vietnamese queue up to buy Samsung’s new Galaxy phone

By Huy Duc   March 3, 2022 | 08:15 pm PT
People queued up outside electronics stores to buy the new Galaxy S22 phone on Thursday night.
Numerous stores like FPT Shop, MTSmart, Sam Center began selling the Galaxy S22 series at 8 p.m. Thursday. Meanwhile, some other authorized distributors like Mobile World and CellphoneS rolled out the new model Friday.

Stores like FPT Shop, MTSmart and Sam Center began selling at 8 p.m. Thursday but some authorized distributors like Mobile World and CellphoneS rolled out the new model only on Friday.

Some retailers said they handed out the phone early only for pre-ordered customers. The number of pre-ordered phones ranges between 1,500 to 6,500 depending on each store. Unlike previous years, people didnt have to wait until midnight to activate their new phones.

Some customers who had made pre-orders got theirs early. These numbers ranged from 1,500 to 6,500 at each store. Unlike in the case of previous models people did not have to wait until midnight to activate their new phone.

La Quoc Toan from District 7 is one of the first people to receive Galaxy S22 in Vietnam. He said that he is using a Galaxy S10 and a Note 10 but still wants to buy the S22 Ultra version since he likes the new design.

La Quoc Toan of District 7 was one of the first people to lay his hands on the Galaxy S22 in Vietnam. He said he has a Galaxy S10 and a Note 10, but wanted an S22 Ultra since he liked the new design.

Duy Duc from District 5 is unboxing the S22 Ultra. He said he was using the S20 Ultra and decided to upgrade to the new Ultra version because the device has the photography features of the S series and the S Pen of the Note series.

Duy Duc of District 5 unboxes an S22 Ultra. He said he uses the S20 Ultra and decided to upgrade to the new version since it has the photography features of the S series and the S Pen of the Note series.

The Galaxy S22 series has more internal memory and Samsung did not raise the usual price for the a new model.Galaxy S22 has a starting price of VND22 million (over $963). Prices of S22+ and S22 Ultra are VND26 million and VND31 million VND, respectively. Galaxy S22 Ultra accounts for more than 80 percent of orders among the three products. The blue and red versions are the most popular, with many users will have to wait until mid-March to receive their device.

The Galaxy S22 series has more internal memory.
The S22 has a starting price of VND22 million (US$963). The S22+ and S22 Ultra cost VND26 million and VND31 million.
The Ultra accounts for more than 80 percent of orders, with the blue and red versions being the most popular. Many buyers will have to wait until mid-March for delivery of the device.

In addition to the usually authorized resellers, this year there are more stores like MT Smart and Sam Center specializing in selling only Samsung products. These stores are designed and have counters installed by Samsung, but operated by domestic dealers.

In addition to the authorized resellers this year there are also stores like MT Smart and Sam Center selling only Samsung products.
Samsung is the largest smartphone brand in Vietnam, leading the market share with 34 percent last year. With just 4 percent market share, Apple was behind OPPO (19 percent), Xiaomi (13 percent), and ViVo (11 percent).

 
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