South Korean consumer electronics company Samsung is expected to introduce three new foldable smartphones in 2021. According to sources from the industry, Samsung is said to expand the product portfolio of foldable smartphones in the upcoming year. As per a report by The Elec, three foldable smartphones are likely to be carried following model names — Galaxy Z Flip 2, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold Lite.
Samsung has started the production of 3 types of OLED panels for all of these upcoming smartphones, and along with it, Samsung has also started the development and production of the Ultra-thin glass (UTG) that will be safeguarding the panels.
Coming to the specifications, the Galaxy Z Flip 2 will sport the same 6.7-inch internal screen as the original Galaxy Z Flip, but the external screen size will be increased from a small 1.1-inch to a reasonable 3-inch screen. It will not incorporate any under-screen front camera, which means Samsung will continue using a punch-hole display.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is likely to sport a screen size that is similar to the current generation Galaxy Z Fold 2. There are rumors that claim Samsung will incorporate an under-screen camera for the front selfie camera module and alongside, the device is likely to support the S-Pen.
Enabling S-Pen support for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is coming up as a challenge for Samsung as they need to make sure that UTG is fairly strong to resist scratches from the S-Pen while staying slim enough to be flexible.
On the other hand, Galaxy Z Fold Lite will be Samsung’s endeavor of releasing a cheaper foldable cell phone. This device is also likely to feature the same screen sizes as the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
The Galaxy Z Flip 2 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 are likely to roll out in late 2021, while the Galaxy Z Fold Lite is expected to release early next year.