Samsung has become big on overlaps in 2020, but expect even bigger mobile phones from the company in 2021. A new report on South Korea gives us a little more idea of what to expect in terms of collapsible Samsung next year.
According to The Elec, which is usually a reliable source of information, we will get a more affordable Galaxy Z Fold Lite in the first quarter of 2021, followed by the flagships of the Galaxy Z Flip 2 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the third quarter of 2021.
For several months now we have been hearing the rumor of a cheaper version of the Galaxy Fold – this is an approach that Samsung has taken with other phones in recent years, and that will help attract users who are currently lagging behind the high prices of foldable devices.
There have also been rumors of the Galaxy Z Flip Lite – using a shell design – so we can see as many as four overlaps from Samsung next year. However, none of this has been confirmed and it is very possible that Samsung’s plans will change along the way.
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Sources talking about “The Elec” say that both “Galaxy Z Fold Lite” and “Galaxy Z Fold 3” will come with a screen that measures 7 inches from corner to corner, with a 4-inch display on the outside when the device is closed.
Obviously we’ll also get styling support and a selfie camera under-displayed on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 – rumors we’ve heard before. It is not clear whether these features will reach the lower price of the Z Fold Lite.
As for the Galaxy Z Flip 2, the current leaks and speculations indicate that it has a larger screen and battery than the original. The new report puts the main screen at 6.7 inches and the outside at 3 inches.
With the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G unveiled only in August, Samsung will want to leave some time before the updated versions appear – and that fits the Q3 forecast. Before that, we need to look at the Z Fold Lite as well as the Galaxy S21 phones.