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Samsung is allegedly working on three new foldable phones

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 was announced a few weeks ago, but availability details are still unclear. (Image Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 was announced a few weeks ago, but availability details are still unclear. (Image Source: Samsung)
We haven't even found out when exactly the new Galaxy Z Fold 2 is going to be available, yet rumors about other upcoming foldable models are already circulating on Twitter. Details are quite skimpy, but it looks like Samsung plans to finally add S Pen support on next year's flagship foldable, while the highly anticipated sub-US$1,000 model is supposed to integrate a cheaper screen protective layer. Moreover, there apparently is another model, which is getting a screen that folds both inwards and outwards.
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Foldable phones were touted to be the next best thing last year, but, from what Samsung and Huawei have shown thus far, the technology does not seem to be completely ready for mass production. Moreover, the supply is relatively limited, as the production costs are still high and all the problems coming with the foldable screens have yet to be ironed out with new iterations. Nevertheless, Samsung is confident that this year’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G models could still sell well, and, apparently, the company is rumored to already be hard at work on three more models.

The source of this new rumor is the same one that reported on the existence of the Galaxy Fold 5G (@hwangmh01 on Twitter), yet this does not guarantee much. In any case, Samsung is allegedly working on the Galaxy Z Fold Lite, Galaxy Z Fold S and Galaxy Z Fold 3 models.

The Galaxy Z Fold Lite is probably the more affordable sub-US$1,000 version we have been hearing about for some months now. In order to reduce production costs, Samsung is supposedly employing a cheaper screen protective layer made of colorless polyimide (CPI). Next is the Galaxy Z Fold 3, most likely the successor of this year’s Z Fold 2 model, and this one is rumored to get S Pen support through a digitizer layer integrated underneath the protective Ultra Thin Glass layer. The inclusion of this feature may result in higher production costs leading to some of the spiciest price tags on a Samsung foldable. Last but not least, the Z Fold S may feature both inward and outward folding capabilities.

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1500 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-08-27 (Update: 2020-08-27)