It has long been rumored that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 will be presented at a special Unpacked event next month. But a new report says there will, in fact, be a third fold in the mix – and one you may want to pay attention to.
According to u Korea Herald, the company will also take advantage of it to launch the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Lite, which is said to be “a mass market model with a more affordable price”.
According to the site, Counterpoint Research believes that folding shipments will increase from $ 2.8 million last year to $ 5.8 million this year, and a more economical model will likely play a large part in that, given the stratospheric cost of folding. it has been the biggest obstacle to mass adoption.
A rumor last month claimed that Samsung’s fans could enjoy one 20% price reduction this year, something that still felt a little far-fetched given the shortage in chip course. Maybe the reports of a Lite model going some way to square that circle – especially as recent Z Flip 3 fugue claimed at a price that was only $ 50 lower than last time.
For now, there are no known exceptions. Not only does the Korea Herald report not indicate how much cheaper a Lite version will be, but it gives no indication of the types of cuts Samsung will make to keep the price low. The use of plastic in the frame seems likely, as it has a slower processor and less RAM, but that’s really just speculation at this point.
We shouldn’t wait too long to find out exactly what Samsung has in store. According to the report, the Unpacked event will be held on Wednesday, August 11, which seems very plausible since it corresponds to the date on the front screen of the foldables in what appears to be leaked marketing returns.