Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 could be affordable flagship smartphone, suggests new leak

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 price could be under $1,000 (around Rs 73,600).

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 might not ship with top-of-the-line hardware
  • The foldable is said to carry a model number SM-F720F
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 may ship with 4G LTE only supported chipset

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 may not be a premium-end foldable despite packing in a flagship design and form factor. Folks at GalaxyClud were able to uncover the model number SM-F720F, which belongs to the Galaxy Z Flip 3 international LTE-only variant. This means that even if the upcoming foldable packs in a flagship chipset, it could be the two-year-old Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, considering it was the last high-end SoC to come with an LTE-only configuration. The same chipset was found inside the original Galaxy Z Flip, whereas the follow-up came with the 5G-enabled Snapdragon 865. There’s also a possibility that Samsung could use an Exynos chipset inside the Galaxy Z Flip 3.

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The existence of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 4G LTE-only model contradicts a recent report from South Korea that claimed the entire Samsung’s foldable category will have 5G connectivity. But if the company indeed launches a foldable with only 4G network support, it should cost below $1,000 (approx Rs 73,600), making it an affordable option in the foldable segment. This also falls in-line with a recent report that said Samsung is planning on adding more budget foldable phones to its product portfolio.

Separately, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G variant is likely to carry the SM-F721B model number, considering the brand’s previous naming conventions. Either way, it remains to be seen which direction the South Korean giant will be taking with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. We should learn more information going forward. Stick around.