Samsung would have started manufacture components for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 earlier this month, and according to a new rumor, the South Korean company has started mass production of the device. The scoop has just leaker Max Weinbach, which adds that the clamshell The Galaxy Z Flip 3 has also entered production.
Weinbach says manufacturing began on Monday, suggesting the devices are ahead of schedule, given an earlier leak that production would begin in July. Samsung apparently aims to produce 25,000 units per day, with one source claiming the manufacturing target is over 50,000 units per day.
Samsung aims to sell 4 million Galaxy Z Flip 3 units and 3 million Fold 3 units
Apparently, production will not be evenly distributed, as Samsung expects demand for the Z Flip 3 to be higher. The current generation flip phone apparently also has proved to be more popular than the Z Fold 2.
The figure is quite low compared to the flagship phones in the Galaxy S and Note series. To be more precise, the Fold 3’s component volume is said to be a third of what Samsung usually orders for its high-end phones. For even more perspective, sales of the Note range exceeded 10 million units per year.
The new devices could be up to 20% more affordable than the current foldable lineup and if this leak happens the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will start at around $ 1,599 and the Z Flip 3 will cost $ 959.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 Specifications
The device is also expected to support the S Pen stylus, but it is unlikely to come with a dedicated compartment for storing the stylus.
Galaxy Z Flip 3 Specifications
Probably the biggest upgrades coming up for the Flip 3 are a larger cover screen and 120Hz main screen. It will likely also be powered by the Snapdragon 888 and feature a new rear design and slimmer bezels.