New Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip 3 rumors might imply hope for cheaper foldable flagships in 2021
Samsung is projected to launch successors for the Galaxy Z Flip 5G and Fold2 later in 2021. These devices are expected to be clamshell- and book-type foldables, like their respective forebears, albeit with possible updates in terms of specs and design. They are also now said to move on from their roots in other ways.
This, according to a new report from the notorious leaker Jon Prosser, includes plans for their manufacture at Samsung. Not only is this process apparently underway by now, it is going at an increased rate and volume compared to last year.
Writing in his blog FrontPageTech, Prosser claims Samsung has stipulated that the 2021 Galaxy Z Fold and Flip be made in batches of 50,000 to 70,000 a day, for a final total of about 3.5 million units each. By contrast, it is estimated that the OEM made no more than 2 million units of the second-gen Z Fold and first-gen Flip combined.
This alleged increase in production for both of their successors might be an encouraging new source of support for earlier hints of reduced starting prices in either model this year. On the other hand, it might just be a sign that Samsung is that much more confident of demand for these cutting-edge ultra-phones, cost notwithstanding.