Notebookcheck

Samsung's next foldable device might be more affordable than its forebears

The Galaxy Z Flip 5G might get a cheaper sibling soon. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Z Flip 5G might get a cheaper sibling soon. (Source: Samsung)
Foldables are the latest and most expensive forms of trendy mobile devices in existence. The blog SamMobile claims to have heard of a new, "budget" iteration of this tech from Samsung. It may have relatively low internal storage options and more color SKUs compared to the Galaxy Z Fold2 or Z Flip 5G.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

Samsung might release a more affordable counterpart to the Z Fold- and Flip-series devices soon. At least, this is what SamMobile has made of some information allegedly gleaned from its sources. It claims to have heard that the OEM is working on a new device with the model number SM-F415.

As this is reasonably close to those of some other recent foldables (the Z Flip 5G is the SM-F707, for example, whereas the Galaxy Z Fold2 is the SM-F916x), the blog believes that it corresponds to an upcoming flexible-display device.

Its sources also claim that the SM-F415 is in line for 64 to 128GB of internal storage. As such specs are rapidly falling into the realms of the unimpressive in 2020, SamMobile hypothesizes that such a foldable might cost less at launch that its pre-existing siblings.

Accordingly, it also now proposes that it may be a clamshell, as it would call for less cutting-edge screen real estate than some budget version of the Z Fold2 at this stage in the form factor's development. Finally, the blog claims that this putative foldable will come in black, green and blue, whereas the recently-launch Z Flip 5G only has Mystic Gray or Bronze options.

Source(s)

Read all 1 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2020 08 > Samsung's next foldable device might be more affordable than its forebears
Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08-21 (Update: 2020-08-21)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.