Galaxy Z Flip: a new leak hints at a relatively low starting price for the upcoming 2021 foldable
The Galaxy Z Flip 5G was not even Samsung's most premium foldable device of 2020, yet managed to start at nearly US$1,500 on its launch. However, a leaker called Tron now claims that its successor, projected to be called the Flip3 (or SM-F711N), will cost between $999 and $1,099 on its own debut (slated to occur on August 3, 2021 by the same tipster).
These amounts might get the user a nouveau clamshell phone with a flexible display of the same dimensions as its successor, central punch-hole and all. Then again, the Galaxy Z Flip3's main screen is also rumored to have a 120Hz refresh rate for the first time.
On its other side, it is said to be protected with Gorilla Glass Victus (possibly in addition to further in-house durability-enhancing tweaks such as Samsung Armor Frame and Pro-Shield), to be thinner than the Z Flip 5G overall and to have a larger secondary display this time around.
This feature of the Z Flip3 may also integrate upgraded dual rear cameras that might resemble those of the S21 line somewhat. Therefore, a starting price of about ~$1,000 does, unfortunately, sound slightly unrealistic in 2021. Then again, Samsung is also rumored to add more affordable variants to its foldable portfolio this year: perhaps one of them will be the one to cost that much.