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Next-gen Galaxy Z Fold 3 is rumored to cost about the same as the Fold 2

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Last updated: November 30th, 2020 at 15:18 UTC+02:00

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is nearly one year away from its debut – assuming that Samsung will follow a 12-month launch strategy – and yet we’ve already come across various rumors pertaining to this upcoming device and how it might refresh the foldable formula in the second half of 2021. The latest rumor, however, signals that although hardware specifications will change and improve, Samsung’s asking price for its flagship foldable won’t.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be priced about the same as the Galaxy Z Fold 2, at least according to a recent tweet by @MauriQHD citing a source with a decent track record. In case you need a reminder, the Galaxy Z Fold 2  was released for around $2,000 in most markets.

At least it wouldn’t be more expensive

The idea that the flagship Galaxy Z Fold series won’t get any cheaper anytime soon is not at all surprising to some of us. There are good reasons to believe that Samsung’s focus right now isn’t on making future Galaxy Z Fold models easier to obtain from a cost perspective. We’ve explored this topic before, but in short, Samsung’s flagships have historically gotten more expensive with the passage of time rather than going the other way around. In addition, Samsung still doesn’t have a real competitor in the flagship segment so it has one less reason to push for a lower price.

The good news, assuming that the latest rumor is correct, is that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 at least won’t be more expensive than the model it will succeed. Samsung will probably maintain the same ~$2,000 price and it could attempt to bring foldable display technology to more customers with cheaper models such as the Galaxy Z Flip and possibly the Galaxy Z Flip Lite.

Do keep in mind that the source isn’t betting on the accuracy of this rumor and has adviced the proverbial pinch of salt in a follow-up tweet. After all, a lot can change until the third quarter of 2021.

Do you have any plans for the foldable market in 2021? Are you considering joining this emerging segment next year or are you continuing playing the waiting game for cost-related reasons or others? Would a ~$2,000 price for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 surprise you? Let us know in the comment section.

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