A report suggests that later this year, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 may be released in two styles. It is being considered by the South Korean tech giant to release the standard book-style foldable phone along with a less expensive Galaxy Z Fold 6. Therefore, later this year, the manufacturer of smartphones may introduce two larger folding phones in addition to a foldable that resembles a clamshell. Samsung reportedly wants to compete with other Chinese companies, which is why the cheaper Galaxy Z Fold 6 model is supposedly coming out.
Samsung is reportedly thinking about creating an entry-level Galaxy Z Fold 6 model that might be released alongside the standard Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6, according to a report in The Elec (in Korean) that cites industry sources. As per the report, the smartphone manufacturer intends to introduce an affordable foldable phone for the first time since it unveiled the first Galaxy Z Fold in 2019.
Samsung reportedly wants to compete with other smartphone manufacturers in China, where it has a double-digit market share, by releasing a more affordable version of its foldable phone. But according to the report, a possible recession might result in a strong market for high-end smartphones, which might the company’s sales if a more reasonably priced model is introduced alongside the more costly book-style foldable.
Details of the alleged Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 and regular Galaxy Z Fold 6 appeared online last month, providing with an idea of what to expect from the upcoming foldable phones, even though there is no word on what features and specifications will be available on the less expensive Galaxy Z Fold 6 model.
With a largely incremental feature set, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 debuted last year. This year’s model is anticipated to include adjustments to the aspect ratio of the inner display, which are said to have an effect on the outer display. According to the report, there may be changes made to the clamshell-style foldable’s outer screen, which is shaped like a folder, and the inner display of the Galaxy Z Flip 5’s successor. The launch schedule for Samsung’s anticipated later-this-year Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 replacements has not yet been disclosed.