If foldable smartphones were too expensive for you in the past, this might be the model that changes that.
Samsung previously committed to lowering the price of foldable smartphones in 2021 to make them easier to access, and the Lite version may help deliver on that promise.
In 2020, Tae Moon Roh, Director, and Head of Mobile Communications wrote: “Committing to our legacy of staying ahead through pioneering mobile technology. We are expanding our range of foldable products so that this leading category is more accessible to all.
This allusion to foldable smartphones becoming a bit less expensive for regular buyers is puzzling.
All foldable smartphones cost more than $1,000, with early models approaching $2,000. Which pushed it into a price zone that exceeds most flagship phones.
The Lite version, which is likely to be priced at less than a thousand dollars, will expand the attractiveness of the sector and help push the new category forward.
Samsung wants to achieve this goal
Another rumor says that the Galaxy Z Flip 3 Lite may have been canceled due to the ongoing global chip shortage. So it is by no means certain that the phone may arrive in August.
It also seems increasingly likely that Samsung will not launch a new Galaxy Note phone in 2021. Which is traditionally announced at Samsung’s event in late summer. The company is instead focusing on foldable smartphones this year.
On top of that, the need for the Galaxy Note class has been talked about in light of the increasing sizes of phones. Including Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Both offer large screens and powerful specifications.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is also compatible with the S Pen. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are also expected to come with the S Pen. This enables stylus support that was previously unique to the Galaxy Note line across more phones.