It has been two years since smartphones folding bags are on the market. And currently, in this segment, Samsung is the leader. After launching the Galaxy Fold in 2019, the Korean giant unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in 2020. And currently, we are awaiting the presentation of the new smartphones folding 2021.
A 20% drop in the prices of smartphones folding Samsung?
For the moment, no date has yet been announced. Nevertheless, many rumors are already circulating about the next models of Samsung: a successor of the Galaxy Z Flip and a successor to the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
A priori, these two models will benefit from new innovations. But on top of that, these could also cost less. In any case, this is what is suggested by an article published this week by the Sammobile site, which is generally well informed.
Indeed, according to the sources of this media, Samsung would forecast price reductions of around 20% for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3, compared to the prices of their predecessors. While the Galaxy Galaxy Z Fold 2 cost 2,020 euros when it was released, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could therefore have a price of 1,616 euros if the reduction is 20%. Of course, we are still on a steep price, but that could encourage more people to opt for a folding smartphone.
And with this 20% drop, the price of Galaxy Z Flip 3 could be particularly interesting. As a reminder, its predecessor cost 1,500 euros when it was released in 2020.
A reduction to better face the competition?
But at the moment, these are just rumors and therefore caution is still required. However, it should be noted that the boss of the mobile division, TM Roh, had already mentioned a possible drop in the prices of smartphones foldable.
, he wrote in a post published in December 2020. A priori, in addition to this price reduction, Samsung could also announce new developments in the technologies used for the foldable screen.
Finally, it should be noted that this year, Samsung sees the arrival of new competitors in the segment of smartphones folding. Xiaomi has already presented its first foldable screen smartphone, the Mi Mix Fold. And according to rumors, Google should also unveil its first folding smartphone before the end of the year.
Some media also suggest thatApple is increasingly interested in foldable screens.