In 2020, we were a part of the arrival of Samsung’s first Galaxy Z Flip and, with it, what feels like the real dawn of the modern era of foldable smartphones that can be folded.
The device debuted in early February, coinciding with its Unpacked event. So what’s next for Samsung in expanding its Z Flip family of devices?
Let’s take a deeper dive into the news and rumors we have about the new release.
When will the Galaxy Z Flip 2 be released?
After the success of foldable smartphones last year, with the arrival of models from big brands like the Mate Xs Huawei and Moto Razr 5G from Lenovo, which accompanied the Galaxy z fold 2 and Galaxy z flip Samsung, this year’s sales could be consolidated.
Samsung has just presented its new family of Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra which can already be reserved for purchase. In this way, the company has not repeated the situation from last year when the Galazy Z Flip was launched with the Galaxy S40 series.
This suggests that Samsung is probably trying to give more sales period to current models, with which the new Galaxy Z Flip 2 wouldn’t hit the market until mid-year, coinciding with the other big Unpacked of the month. August for the Galaxy Note 21 Series.
Korean medium AND News He believes Samsung plans to launch at least four folds in the second half of 2021, with two Flip-based variants, as well as two Fold-style variants, which would include the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
How much will the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2 cost?
Much like the possible launch of the phone, another more recent leak gave us the first potential indication of the phone’s price.
The famous ice universe has published some details in Weibo about Samsung’s upcoming Z Flip. The post refers to a device called the Galaxy Z Flip 3, which is said to be the real name of the next generation, as the current Galaxy Z Flip 5G was a pseudo-second generation model.
In its post, Ice Universe also claims that this device will be cheaper (presumably) than its predecessors. The original Galaxy Z Flip cost $ 1,400, but the current Galaxy Z Flip 5G is currently $ 1,200.
Samsung’s aforementioned ‘third folding’ is believed to be the infamous Galaxy Z Fold Scroll. While we wouldn’t expect a massive price cut, especially if 5G were to become the Flip line equation, it would tend to go down.
What new features will the Galaxy Z Flip 2 offer?
Specification rumors are very rare at the moment. However, some things seem like obvious choices for Samsung.
This same Ice Universe Weibo article also mentions a few possible hardware details; That is, a 120Hz high refresh rate display (as the Galaxy S21s already bring) and a narrower bezel than existing Flip inputs.
Contrary to initial assumptions that the Z Flip 2 might fall back on Qualcomm’s new flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset (or at least the relatively new Snapdragon 865+, as in the Z Flip 5G), if Samsung is looking to make it more affordable, it wouldn’t be. t carry these chipsets.
As reported by GalaxyClub.nl , a device with model number “SM-F720F” has been detected, with “F” indicating that it is a device intended for the international market and that it is a 4G / LTE device , instead of 5G.
For reference, the original Z Flip sported the model number SM-F700, while the Z Flip 5G used the SM-F707.
It seems that Samsung will also increase the size of the outer panel, improve the case with a more rigid hinge, in addition to integrating a larger battery to offer the market a solution with greater autonomy than the current versions.
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