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Foldable phones are expensive, but that’s unlikely to be the case in the coming years as competition between foldable phone makers is expected to rise with more companies joining the bandwagon. As for now, leading foldable phone maker Samsung is doing something interesting — the company is working on a ‘Lite’ variant of the Galaxy Z Flip, which is expected to be cheaper than the original Z Flip smartphone, according to the founder of DSCC, Ross Young.
We don’t know the exact details of the Galaxy Z Flip Lite, but a ‘Lite’ variant usually means a toned-down version of the original product, which in this case is the Galaxy Z Flip. According to Ross Young, the Z Flip Lite is going to use the same UTG as the original Z Flip. Apart from that, the Galaxy Z Flip Lite will borrow a lot of other features from the original Z Flip, but the former is unlikely to be as powerful as the latter. It’s also a possibility that the ‘Lite’ variant won’t feel as premium as the original model. However, all these are merely speculations as we don’t have anything concrete as of yet.
Meanwhile, Samsung has reportedly delayed the launch of Galaxy Z Flip 2 to summer next year, meaning the clamshell foldable phone won’t release alongside the Galaxy S21, as many of us expected. We don’t know the exact release date of the Galaxy Z Flip Lite, but it makes a lot of sense for Samsung to release the ‘Lite’ variant of the original Z Flip before the launch of Z Flip 2. Again, you should take this with a pinch of salt as nothing is official at this moment.