Samsung galaxy z flip 3
Credit: Twitter / @theGalox_

Earlier this week, alleged renders of Samsung’s next clamshell foldable – the Galaxy Z Flip 3 – surfaced online, giving us a glimpse of an overhauled design that actually looks quite neat. Now, a fresh leak suggests that Samsung will go a tad too aggressive with the cost of its next foldable and will actually price it much lower than its predecessor. As per leakster @FrontTron the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will cost as little as $999.

The leakster, however, also gives an upper limit of $1,199 for the Galaxy Z Flip 3. If the leak indeed turns out to be true, it would amount to roughly 30% step-down compared to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G that was launched at $1,449.99. Even if the Galaxy Z Flip 3 makes its debut at $1,199, it would still amount to a hefty price reduction of around $250. So, what corners is Samsung going to cut in order to bring down the price?

As per a previous report, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 won’t feature a flagship-grade processor. Looks like Samsung is replicating what Google did, as Big G went with the mid-range Snapdragon 765G processor for the Pixel 5. However, it is unclear if Samsung will equip the upcoming clamshell foldable with an Exynos SoC, or a Qualcomm processor.

Coming to the leaked renders, it is inspiring to see that Samsung is finally going to fix a glaring issue with its clamshells – the tiny cover display that was of little to no use. As per the recent leak, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 will not only redesign the corner camera island and get a fresh splash of colors, but will equip it with a much bigger cover display.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
Image Credit: Twitter / @TheGalox_

Samsung will reportedly use the Corning Gorilla Victus for protecting the Galaxy Z Flip’s cover display. Additionally, the company is said to employ an improved version of its Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) solution and is also going to improve how split-screen multi-tasking works in Flex Mode while using two apps. 

I’ve been writing about consumer technology for over three years now, having worked with names such as NDTV and Beebom in the past. Aside from covering the latest news, I’ve reviewed my fair share of devices ranging from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices. I also have interviewed tech execs and appeared as a host in YouTube videos talking about the latest and greatest gadgets out there.

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