- Samsung could launch three foldable phones next year, including a budget model.
- One of the three foldable phones is tipped to come with S-Pen support and an in-display camera.
- A later report points to four foldables coming from Samsung in 2021.
Update: December 14 2020 (1:09 AM ET): It looks like there might be one more Samsung foldable phone in the works for 2021. According to ET News, the Korean brand will therefore be launching four foldables next year. You can read the full article over here.
Original article: December 4 2020 (1:33 AM ET): Samsung can be expected to launch three different foldable phones next year. According to UBI Research (via The Elec), the Korean firm is preparing three types of foldable OLED panels for three foldable models, namely the Galaxy Z Flip 2, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Fold Lite.
The Galaxy Z Flip 2 will reportedly feature a 6.7-inch punch-hole display and a 3-inch external screen. If the report is to be believed, the folding main screen is the same size as that of the original Galaxy Z Flip. The outer screen is fairly larger than the 1.1-inch window on the first Flip.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is tipped to sport a 7-inch internal screen and a smaller 4-inch external display. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold Lite will reportedly be a cheaper alternative to the Fold 3 with matching display dimensions.
The report adds that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will offer S-Pen support and an in-display selfie camera. It’s also expected to carry LTPO screen tech to lower power consumption.
All three foldable phones will reportedly feature ultra-thin glass.
This isn’t the first we’re hearing of the new Samsung foldables. Tipster Max Weinbach previously outed the names of Samsung’s entire 2021 flagship lineup, mentioning all three foldable phones and notably skipping the Note series.
Multiple recent reports have pointed out that Samsung is ditching the Galaxy Note line in favor of more foldable phones. That said, no one can predict what Samsung finally decides to do in 2021. Even if the company has plans to launch three foldable phones right now, it could very well switch strategies per market conditions.