Samsung is going to be adding a couple of new folding phones to their lineup.
A report from ETNews indicates that Samsung Electronics will unveil four foldable smartphones this year, two Z Fold devices and two Z Flip handsets. All four of these handsets will launch in the second half of the year.
For years the South Korean tech giants have had a pretty well-known smartphone strategy launch the Galaxy S series in the first part of the year and release its Fold devices in the third quarter of the year. However, with news of Samsung ditching its Note handsets, things are shifting for the company.
The company plans on releasing two Galaxy Z Fold 3 models and two Z Flip 2 variants (tentative names). According to the report, Samsung will launch Z Fold 3 models different for the global market ant the Chinese market, but ETNews doesn’t go any deeper about this. The Z Flip 2 models, on the other hand, will have different performance and features indicating that Samsung might launch a more affordable Z Flip 2 alongside a premium version.
The report indicates that Samsung will start manufacturing these foldable smartphones in August of next year, which means a September or October launch window.
Furthermore, the report claims and backs previous rumours about Samsung ditching its Note series. The South Korean company will also combine the S series and Note-series by bringing S-Pen compatibility with the Samsung Galaxy S device. Other rumours indicate that only the S21 Ultra will have S-Pen compatibility. Additionally, the pen input feature to Z Fold 3.
Lastly, it’s reported the South Korean company is also looking to introduce a rollable smartphone after 2021.