Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Lite could be in the works

    A cheaper foldable phone will help Samsung reach a greater number of users. But will it become a reality soon enough?

    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 23:59 IST
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    Galaxy Z Flip Lite leaks
    Galaxy Z Flip Lite leaks (HT Tech)

    Foldable phones are still considered as luxury devices. A steep price tag has kept many buyers are bay despite an evident interest in devices that break the monotony of bar-like phones. Samsung, one of the early adopters of foldable phones, could be looking to address this problem with a cheaper model, dubbed as Galaxy Z Flip Lite.

    According to a new rumour (via leakster DSCCRoss, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Lite might be manufactured in larger volumes as compared to older models. The smartphone could also leverage UTG (Ultra-Thin Glass) technology, which had debuted with the original Galaxy Z Flip.

    The leakster does not state that a Z Flip Lite is in development.

    “We don't hear about Z Fold Lite anymore but we are hearing about Z Flip Lite with UTG,” DSCCRoss said in a tweet.

    That said, the new rumour should be taken with a pinch of salt, especially when there are no other credible leaks around the phone. But it does make a lot of sense for a company like Samsung to scale up its foldable phone arsenal and capitalise on the early mover advantage.

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    As of now, Samsung, Motorola and Huawei are among the top smartphone companies to have a significant presence in the foldable space. We are also hearing about a foldable iPhone. But do not get your hopes up just yet as the leaked timeline reveals a September 2022 release. While Apple can take its sweet time to deliver a foldable phone, Samsung can democratise the technology and its reach with lower price tags.

    What do you think about an affordable Galaxy Z Flip Lite? Let us know.

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    First Published Date: 19 Nov, 10:01 IST
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