Samsung to Launch New Galaxy Z Fold Model in September or October

What you should know


  • Samsung is rumored to be launching a budget variant of its premium foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 6, around the same time as the iPhone 16 and Pixel 9 series releases.
  • The affordable Galaxy Z Fold 6 could be priced at $800, significantly lower than its predecessor’s $1,800 starting price, aiming to compete with flagship models from Apple and Google.
  • Expected compromises to achieve the lower price point include the absence of a built-in S Pen, possibly less powerful processors, fewer and less capable cameras, and potentially lower display quality.
  • Despite cost-cutting measures, the budget Galaxy Z Fold 6 is still expected to feature a foldable tablet-like display and maintain high contrast and color accuracy on its screens.


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Oh boy, Samsung’s at it again. Just after they dropped the bombshell Galaxy S24 series, along with the Galaxy A55 5G and A35 5G, whispers are swirling about their next big thing. Yep, you guessed it – new foldables are on the horizon.

Now, the one that’s gonna make your wallet cry is the Galaxy Z Fold 6. It’s stepping up to take the throne from last year’s Z Fold 5. But hey, there’s also the Galaxy Z Flip 6, strutting its stuff as usual. But hold up, there’s a twist this year. Samsung’s apparently got a third foldable up its sleeve. A budget one, can you believe it?

Specifically, we’re talking a cheaper sibling of the Galaxy Z Fold 6. And guess what? They’re planning to launch this baby right around when the iPhone 16 is expected to drop. Coincidence? I think not.

The timing’s pretty cheeky, not gonna lie. With Apple and Google gearing up for their own launches, Samsung’s looking to swoop in and snag some attention. And if the rumors are true, this budget-friendly Z Fold could be a game-changer.

Word on the street (or rather, from The Elec) is that this wallet-friendly foldable might just be priced at $800. That’s a whole grand less than the Z Fold 5’s starting price last year. If that’s not a mic drop, I don’t know what is.

But let’s be real, cutting the price that much means some compromises. Don’t expect all the bells and whistles of its pricier sibling. Yet, you’re still getting that sweet, sweet foldable screen. A tablet in your pocket, folks.

Now, about the budget Galaxy Z Fold 6… It seems it won’t come with an S Pen. Some might see that as a bummer, but on the flip side (pun intended), it could mean a slimmer, lighter device. Silver linings, right?

As for the specs, it’s all up in the air. We’re probably looking at a less beefy processor and a camera setup that’s more… let’s say, humble. And the display might not blind you with its brightness, but knowing Samsung, it won’t be a total letdown either.

And for those wondering about the cover screen – don’t sweat it. It’s unlikely Samsung would ditch that. After all, what’s a book-like foldable without its cover?

So, there you have it. Samsung’s cooking up something for everyone, it seems. From flagship dazzlers to budget-friendly foldables. Stay tuned, folks. This is gonna be interesting.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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