Galaxy Z Flip 3 is hoped and assumed to be revealed in early August 2021, but its design and features were leaked a lot sooner. It was revealed that Samsung’s upcoming flip phone will be more affordable than its predecessor. Now, the price of Galaxy Z Flip 3 has tilted. According to an insider, the price of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage space may be around US$1200. Compared to the price of the original Galaxy Z Flip ($1,349), this is $100 cheaper, which is consistent with our exclusive report. It is not clear whether Samsung will launch variants of smartphones with higher RAM or storage capacity.
The next smartphone can be launched in four colors: beige/white, black, olive green, and purple. Despite the lower price, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 will bring many improvements over its predecessor. This phone will be equipped with a larger 1.9-inch Super AMOLED cover screen, and its 6.7-inch foldable screen is expected to get a 120Hz refresh rate. Galaxy Z Flip 3 will also be equipped with a faster Snapdragon 888 processor that supports 5G connections.
At least in the initial stage, there may not be a 4G-only model. Galaxy Z Flip 3 is expected to be equipped with a 12MP + 12MP dual-camera setup on the outside and a 10MP selfie camera on the inside. It can run One UI 3.1.1 based on Android 11 out of the box. Other features expected to be included are a fingerprint reader mounted on the side, an IP rating for dust and water resistance, and wireless charging. GPS, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and stereo speakers are also expected to be used on mobile phones. Samsung is very active in promoting 5G.
The company has more and more budgets and mid-range 5G phones. This year, the main flagship Galaxy S offers 5G everywhere. Last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 also did not support only LTE style, but in terms of foldable phones, Samsung seems not fully ready to commit to the next generation of cellular connections. ? So far, apart from a report a few months ago, we have only heard of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G, and we hope it will be the only model released. But according to the latest rumors, Samsung is still developing an LTE version of the Galaxy Z Flip 3. According to reports, this LTE variant will arrive sometime after the 5G model is on the market, which may push the pricing of this phone to be more aggressive than currently expected.
However, as far as we know, the development of the so-called LTE variant has actually stalled at this time, indicating that even if it exists, Samsung may not bring it to the market. Samsung also tested the Galaxy S21 that only supports LTE last year, but it only sold a series with 5G connectivity as the standard, and the same is true for its next foldable device. It is also worth noting that even if Samsung plans to launch LTE and 5G Galaxy Z Flip 3 models, the chip shortage faced by smartphones and various other industries may also be a huge obstacle. But according to the latest rumors, Samsung is still developing the Galaxy Z Flip 3. LTE version. According to reports, this LTE variant will arrive sometime after the 5G model is on the market, which may result in phone pricing that is more aggressive than currently expected.