The Galaxy Z Flip 3 Lite may be the cheapest foldable smartphone that Samsung releases this year
There have been plenty of rumours that Samsung plans to release two foldable smartphones globally this year, with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 succeeding the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G, respectively. However, The Korea Herald alleges that Samsung has a third foldable in the pipeline, too.
Apparently, Samsung will release two clamshell smartphones under the Galaxy Z Flip brand. One will be the already-leaked Galaxy Z Flip 3, and the other the Galaxy Z Flip 3 Lite. Unsurprisingly, The Korea Herald expects the Lite to be a cheaper answer to the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and, by extension, the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The Korea Herald notes that the Galaxy Z Flip 3 Lite will be a 'mass-market model'. The website has not detailed any specifications for the Flip 3 Lite. However, it implies that the device has a 1.9-inch cover display, as has been shown with the Galaxy Z Flip 3.
Additionally, The Korea Herald expects Samsung to reveal the Galaxy Z Flip 3 Lite simultaneously alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Watch 4 series. Reportedly, Samsung has scheduled its next Galaxy Unpacked event for August 11 at 14:00 UTC. The South Korean company is yet to confirm this, though.