Samsung is planning to release four folding smartphones in 2021. This information is based on a new report shared by ETNews. The company will allegedly launch two Galaxy Z Fold, and two Galaxy Z Flip handsets.
Samsung to release four folding smartphones in H2 2021
What’s interesting here, is that all four devices are planned to launch in the second half of the year. The Samsung Galaxy S21 series will launch in January, and the company will have a considerable gap before the first foldable device arrives.
Now, we don’t have the details on these four devices, but we can guess what Samsung is planning. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 successor is coming as the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The same goes for the Galaxy Z Flip successor, though we don’t know what will it be called.
Samsung may skip the Galaxy Z Flip 2 name just to align the names of the Z Fold and Z Flip series, so we may get the Galaxy Z Flip 3 instead. Now, as far as the other two devices are concerned, that’s the real mystery.
Samsung may look to launch more affordable variants of the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip devices in 2021. Those handsets have been rumored for a while now, so that’s likely what we’ll be getting. We still don’t know what will they be called, but Samsung could use the ‘Lite’ naming scheme.
All those devices will offer 5G support
Having said that, all four of those devices are said to offer 5G support. Mass support is set to begin in August, if the report is to be believed. It’s also worth noting that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is set to ship with the S Pen.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is basically supposed to replace the company’s Galaxy Note series of devices. The S21 Ultra will support the S Pen, but won’t ship with one. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will, however, it seems.
The source also noted that Samsung is preparing to announce its first rollable smartphone. It is coming in late 2021, or in 2022, it hasn’t been decided just yet. LG will beat Samsung to the punch when it comes to such a phone, as LG’s handset is coming in early 2021.