Or at least, it is no longer true for all iterations of the Galaxy Z Flip 3. You see, before Samsung.com made the change, there was only one trade-in option for the last-gen Flip. The difference is that there are now two options that correspond to the 128GB version and the 256GB one.
These are the optimal trade-in values of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 when buying a Galaxy Z Flip 4 as of now:
- 128GB Galaxy Z Flip 3 — $700
- 256GB Galaxy Z Flip 3 — $900
You can now pre-order the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 right here!
Frankly, this only seems fair, given that storage is the main price differentiator when buying a new phone. Now, the difference between the 128GB and 256GB options for the Z Flip 3 is $100 when buying it new, but that does not directly translate to the same price difference when trading them in.
There are likely other factors at play here that affect the trade-in price difference. Two that come to mind are how useful Samsung finds each storage variant, or how desirable they are in a refurbished state.
Despite this change, the trade-in value for both storage variants is still great if you own a Z Flip 3 and want to get the new generation!