Right now, all the foldable phones we’ve seen are high-end flagship devices. It shouldn’t be too surprising given that foldable display tech is still new-ish, and producing them can’t be cheap, which is why many companies reserve it for its flagship phones. But that could change in the future.
According to a tweet by @chunvn8888 who has leaked quite a bit of tech news in the past, it seems that Samsung is looking to develop a foldable phone for its Galaxy A-series. For those unfamiliar, the Galaxy A-series is Samsung’s lineup of phones that are designed for the mid-range market.
Not happening that soon tho, 2024-2025. At least that's when Samsung aiming to release… https://t.co/qQbwgAff5Y
— No name (@chunvn8888) June 4, 2022
A lot of them have made names for themselves over the years as representing good value for money devices. Before you get too excited, the tweet suggests that this handset might not appear anytime soon and will most likely debut in 2024 or 2025. This is quite a long wait, but we can’t say that it’s unexpected.
Like we said, foldable displays are still relatively new tech which means that it is still quite expensive to produce. If Samsung is hoping to bring it to its mid-range series, they will need to find a way to bring the costs down, so giving them 2-3 years doesn’t seem entirely out of the question.
It’s similar to how we’ve seen other tech trickle down from flagships, such as facial recognition, fingerprint scanners, dual and triple camera setups, OLED displays, and so on. Of course, this should still be taken with a grain of salt for now, but if price is one of the reasons holding you back from adopting one of Samsung’s foldables, then maybe you’ll get your wish in the next few years.