The telephone was beforehand rumored to be launched in July this yr.
What it’s essential know
- Samsung has reportedly delayed the launch of the Galaxy Fold Lite to 2021.
- The foldable telephone is tipped to be priced round $900.
- It’s anticipated to be powered by a Snapdragon 865 chipset.
It was rumored final month that Samsung could be launching a comparatively inexpensive foldable telephone later this yr with a Snapdragon 865 chipset and a smaller outer show than the Galaxy Fold. As per a brand new report out of Korea, nonetheless, the Galaxy Fold “Lite” has been delayed to 2021 (by way of SamMobile).
The report states the Galaxy Fold “Lite” was anticipated to debut alongside the Galaxy Note 20 sequence and the Galaxy Fold successor at Samsung’s Unpacked event in August. Nonetheless, Samsung is now stated to have determined to postpone the foldable telephone’s launch to subsequent yr.
When it lastly goes on sale subsequent yr, it can apparently be priced round KRW 1 million ($900). If the knowledge is correct, Samsung’s most inexpensive foldable telephone will nonetheless price almost as a lot as an everyday flagship telephone. Whereas the report hasn’t revealed the precise cause behind the delay, Samsung could probably have determined to postpone the launch of the Galaxy Fold Lite as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
As talked about earlier, the Galaxy Fold Lite is rumored to characteristic Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset. To maintain the value down, nonetheless, the foldable telephone is unlikely to return with 5G assist. Whereas the remainder of the telephone’s options and specs stay a thriller at this level, it’s tipped to return with a smaller outer show and some different downgrades in comparison with the unique Galaxy Fold.