Most cutting-edge tech starts out expensive, then gets cheaper over time, and that’s probably the case for foldable phones as well – and a new leak suggests the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 might not cost as much as its predecessor. .
The 5G-ready Galaxy Z Flip which launched in June 2020 priced at $ 1,449 / £ 1,399 / AU $ 2,599, but a new tipster leak @FrontTron on Twitter suggests that Samsung’s next clamshell foldable will sell for between $ 999 and $ 1,199.
A direct currency conversion puts that at £ 715 – £ 860 / AU $ 1275 – AU $ 1530, but that’s not how Samsung will set the prices. Perhaps a better way to think about the Galaxy Z Flip 3’s supposed cost is that it will cost a third less than the model that came before it.
That’s a big drop, and given that we haven’t heard much from this source before, it’s wise to treat this as very unconfirmed at this time – although we would be very happy to see the foldable device. on sale for a cheaper price.
On the Flip side
Assembling a device with a foldable display remains an expensive endeavor, but it’s possible that Samsung’s years of experience in the field now allow it to start cutting costs on materials and production processes. It would be interesting if the Z Flip 3 was positioned as the most affordable phone and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 as the premium option.
Both foldable phones are expected to launch at the same time, and @FrontTron has something to say about that as well: the big day is apparently August 3, which is what we’ve heard before about an appearance from mid-end of 2021..
By the way, you haven’t missed the Z Flip 2 – it looks like Samsung is going to skip a number and treat the original Flip’s 5G update as the second version. This will allow him to get the Fold and the Flip on the same numbering for years to come.
The most recent rumors swirling around the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 suggest that it may well come with a stylus holder and possibly even replace the Galaxy Note 21. We expect the handset to come in eight colors. , and it can also come with a more solid frame.