Alleged renders of Samsung’s next foldable clamshell – the Galaxy Z Flip 3 – surfaced online earlier this week, giving us a glimpse of a revamped design that actually looks quite neat. Now, a new leak suggests that Samsung will be a little too aggressive with the cost of its next foldable device and will actually be offering it a lot cheaper than its predecessor. According to Leakster @FrontTron, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip costs just $ 999.
However, the leakster also states an upper limit of $ 1,199 for the Galaxy Z Flip 3. If the leak actually turns out to be true, it would mean a decrease of about 30% compared to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G it was launched on. Even if the Galaxy Z Flip 3 debuted at $ 1,199, it would still mean a hefty discount of around $ 250. So what corners will Samsung trim back to bring the price down?
$ 1199 maximum, I understand
– Tron @ (@FrontTron) May 5, 2021
As mentioned in a previous report, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 does not have a flagship processor. It looks like Samsung is replicating what Google did as Big G went with the mid-range Snapdragon 765G processor for the Pixel 5. However, it is unclear whether Samsung will equip the upcoming clamshell foldable with an Exynos SoC or a Qualcomm processor.
With the renders leaked, it’s inspiring to see that Samsung is finally going to fix a blatant problem with its clamshells – the tiny cover display that had little to no use. According to the recent leak, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 will not only redesign the corner camera island and get a fresh pop of color, it will also equip it with a much larger cover display.
Photo credit: Twitter / @TheGalox_
Samsung will reportedly use the Corning Gorilla Victus to protect the Galaxy Z Flip’s cover display. In addition, the company is expected to deploy an improved version of its ultra-thin glass (UTG) solution and improve the functionality of split-screen multitasking in flex mode using two apps.
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