Samsung has removed the letter “Z” from the name of its flexible smartphones in the Baltic States
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 phones now sold without the letter “Z” in the name. The manufacturer has not publicly advertised anything, but changes in the product name have appeared in Samsung’s online stores in three European countries: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. This letter applied to the military equipment of the Russian troops who invaded Ukraine.
After releasing the first Galaxy Fold in 2019, Samsung has combined its line of foldable devices in a new series with the letter “Z” in the name. The letter “S” means flagships, and “a” means that the devices belong to the budget or middle class. This was first noticed by Internet Insider Ishan Agarwal.
Samsung has removed the ‘Z’ from its phones in certain European countries.
Z Fold/Flip3 are being sold as just Galaxy Fold3/Flip3.
Change could be due to symbol ‘Z’ representing Russian Army during the ongoing invasion in Ukraine. New retail boxes have been printed as well. pic.twitter.com/RvadGYN0Xi
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) March 29, 2022
However, these same flexible smartphones are still marketed as the Galaxy Z Fold 3 s Z Flip 3 in most Western markets, such as the US and Latin America.
Samsung is among the companies that stopped their business in Russia after the attack on Ukraine.