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Samsung's rumoured entry-level foldable phone could be cheaper than the Galaxy S24

By Shawn Tan - on 20 Mar 2024, 9:32am

Samsung's rumoured entry-level foldable phone could be cheaper than the Galaxy S24

Samsung is reportedly working on a more affordable Galaxy Z foldable phone.

A new rumour has surfaced claiming that a cheaper Samsung Galaxy Z foldable phone is launching later this year.

Korean site SisaJournal-e reports that Samsung is developing an "entry-level foldable phone" that could cost less than US$800 (~S$1,073).

To give this figure some context as to how "affordable" this entry-level device could be, consider that the Galaxy S24 starts at S$1,288 and Samsung's current foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 start at S$1,498 and S$2,398 respectively.

To bring down the cost, Samsung reportedly cut back on some aspects of the chipset, display, and battery. However, the dual-camera setup is said to still be comparable "to the existing model". 

While the report did not indicate which Galaxy Z model it is, Android Authority speculates that it could be the Galaxy Z Flip. This makes sense since the Z Flip5 is considerably more affordable than the Z Fold5.

This isn't the first time that such reports have appeared. Samsung stated in November 2023 that the company has no plans to release "foldable phones that are priced in the midrange" and called these rumours "groundless".

Source: SisaJournal-e via Android Authority

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