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Galaxy Z Flip: a new leak hints at a relatively low starting price for the upcoming 2021 foldable

An up-to-date "Z Flip3" render. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
An up-to-date "Z Flip3" render. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G launched with a US$1,449 price-tag. However, a leaker now asserts that this clamshell phone's successor will start at about $1,000 instead. This might get the buyer a device with a 6.7-inch foldable display, at least 8GB of RAM and an updated design with possible vast improvements for its secondary screen.

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.

The original 4G Z Flip is $900 on Amazon right now


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-05- 7 (Update: 2021-05- 7)