Samsung’s cheaper foldables could end up being mid-range handsets


According to the rumors, Samsung is working on cheaper foldable phones. We have heard that the company could be changing the display technology in order to bring the costs down. But it turns out that might not be all. According to the latest rumors, Samsung could change the chipsets as well.

This is based on a post on X by @kro_roe who claims that the Galaxy Z Fold FE and Galaxy Z Flip FE could use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 chipset. It is largely expected that the Fold 6 and Flip 6 will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (and possibly an Exynos variant), so using a mid-range chipset could help differentiate between the devices better.

If that is the case, it seems that Samsung is banking on users who want the foldable form factor but don’t necessarily need the extra processing power. This isn’t such a bad idea, to be honest. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is already an insanely expensive phone. If Samsung could reduce the cost by making it a mid-range handset, it could encourage adoption.

If users want more power, they can always opt to pay more for the regular flagship model. Also, what’s interesting is that the post alleges that while Samsung might have developed FE models for the Fold and Flip lineup, they will only choose to release one of them. If we had to venture a guess, the Fold seems like a more likely candidate.

Either way, take it with a grain of salt and hopefully we’ll have more details this July.

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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