Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Lite launch tipped; expected to make foldable phones more accessible

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Lite price is expected to be more affordable than the current Galaxy Z Flip, but an exact launch date is still unclear.

Highlights
  • Samsung is reportedly working on a foldable phone called the Galaxy Z Flip Lite.
  • It is expected to be an affordable version of the existing Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Lite launch is expected in 2021

Samsung is leading the charge in the foldable smartphone space and the company already has a few models to show for it. The Galaxy Z Fold2 and Galaxy Z Flip are some of the most recent premium foldable phones. But to make the next-gen technology more widely accepted, Samsung needs to bring the prices of foldable phones down. This could happen in 2021 with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Lite. As per a tweet by @DSCCRoss, Samsung is working on the Galaxy Z Flip Lite with the UTG technology. Unlike its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Lite is expected to be mass-produced and serve as an entry-level foldable smartphone. However, the chances of it shipping with flagship-grade hardware are low, given the ‘Lite’ monicker. 

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Lite could offer mid-range specs while the foldable UTG (ultra-thin glass) reinforced display will be the cherry on top. Considering that Samsung has now been in the foldable business for a while, it is reasonable to assume that it may have figured out how to reduce the costs associated with the technology.

It is unlikely that the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Lite will support S Pen input. That functionality will probably be reserved for the likes of the Galaxy Z Fold3. Along with the Galaxy Z Flip Lite and Galaxy Z Fold 3, Samsung reportedly another foldable in store for 2021 called the Galaxy Z Flip S, which can allegedly fold both ways. Samsung has made it abundantly clear that it has all of its eggs in the foldable smartphones basket going forward, so it’ll be interesting to see what it has in store for us next year.