Ever dreamed of purchasing a foldable smartphone but found it too expensive? Well, there is some good news for you. The much talked about Samsung Galaxy Z fold 6 could potentially offer a cheaper variant in the market.
According to a news article from the South Korean publication, The Elec, Samsung is planning to bring an entry-level foldable to make the tech accessible to everyone.
This year we will see the much-anticipated foldable Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and the Z Flip 6. However, Samsung could surprise us by bringing a third option in the budget segment. If this is true, why would Samsung be trying to go that route when they are the leader in the segment?
According to a report, Samsung is making a power move and penetrating the market to make foldables a real alternative. Samsung is third when it comes to the foldable market in China. With the release of a cheaper foldable, Samsung expects to increase its market share in the region.
Currently, the company uses a micro dry process decoration to make the bezels on its foldable OLED panels. Now, Samsung is considering using inkjet printing to make the bezels on their foldable phones. This would definitely reduce some costs without compromising too much on quality.
A cheaper process would reduce the price significantly to give them a chance to become mainstream mobile computing devices. Right now, the penetration of foldable is very limited, only enthusiasts or people with a lot of money buy them.
We can expect Samsung to release the devices in the third quarter of the year. So, it is going to be a while before we see the actual device.