Samsung changes the name of its folding phones due to the Russia – Ukraine war

Since Vladimir Putin decided to invade Ukraine On February 25, the consequences were not long in coming: a cataract of sanctions and of all kinds. The technological Samsung first confirmed that it will stop selling phones in Russia and now will change the name of one of its most important cell phone families.

As published Digital TrendsCiting sources from Sammobile, the South Korean giant decided to change the name of its folding in some Baltic countries. Specifically, it removed the Z mark of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3.

The reason could be that, since the conflict began, the letter Z became a symbol of the Russian army (although there is no exact theory as to why).

Anti-Russian sentiment in the former Soviet bloc countries is quite high due to their proximity and history with each other. For this reason, Samsung could have chosen to execute this movement.


A military vehicle of the Russian army with the letter ‘Z’. Photo: REUTERS.

Just three days after the invasion, the Kremlin-funded state network RT announced on its social media the sale of Z productsincluding t-shirts and sweatshirts, to show support for the Russian troops.

For now, the company has not officially confirmed anything, but on the pages of several countries such as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the phones are already renamed. Interestingly, the South Korean firm has not changed the names to the phones in Ukraine.

It remains to be seen whether Samsung will rebrand its foldable devices globally and also in Ukraine.

The latest Samsung releases

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G. Samsung Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G.

Regarding other cell phone families, Samsung announced in mid-March the new Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G, its renewed mid-range line, the most popular of the South Korean brand.

Powered by an all-new processor, along with Galaxy’s flagship AI camera, a spacious display and two-day battery life, the new Galaxy A series features 5G connectivity, defense-grade security, an eco-friendly, sleek and slim design. and advanced connected experiences.

Additionally, both devices support continuous One UI and Android OS updates and security updates.

“With the latest release in the series Galaxy Awe’re making it easier than ever to enjoy the advanced and innovative Galaxy mobile experience at a great price,” said TM Roh, President and Business Leader MX (Mobile eXperience), Samsung.

The Galaxy A53 5G’s expansive 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display also offers a 120Hz refresh rate for an immersive experience, while the Galaxy A33 5G features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

The Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G feature tough Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and IP67 water and dust resistance, providing added durability and peace of mind.

In addition, the new Galaxy A series is now equipped with a battery that lasts up to two days and 25W Super Fast Charging, so viewing, streaming and other functions can last longer.

The Galaxy A53 5G and A33 5G work seamlessly with other Galaxy devices for a complete, connected Galaxy ecosystem experience. Audio options are expanded by connecting the Galaxy Buds series with a range of devices, including Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G.

So far, both mid-range devices they have no confirmed price or release date in Argentina.

By Editor

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