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Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite in the works, tipped to be more affordable than Galaxy Z Flip, Moto Razr

The Galaxy Fold Lite will reportedly see Samsung make some crucial omissions to bring the phone's price down considerably.

Sushant Talwar | May 13, 2020 | Updated 10:46 IST
Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite

Highlights

  • Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite could be the most affordable foldable phone to date
  • The Galaxy Fold Lite is tipped to sport a Snapdragon 865 SoC with support for 4G
  • Samsung is expected to make a number of cuts to bring the price of the Galaxy fold Lite down

Samsung Galaxy Fold is well known to have a successor in the works. However, a new report claims the South Korean tech giant, Samsung, could also be working on a Lite variant of this Galaxy Fold in a bid to promote wider adoption of the foldable phone technology.

The Galaxy Fold Lite will reportedly see Samsung make some crucial omissions to bring its price down considerably. The information comes courtesy of Max Weinbach, who claims that unlike the Galaxy Fold 2, the Galaxy Fold Lite will only support 4G networks.

This is despite it featuring a Snapdragon 865 chipset hidden inside an aluminum body. Further, the leak claims the device will use a "mix of 2018/19/20 parts." On the outside, there will be a smaller display, akin to the one found on the Galaxy Z Flip. It is claimed the device will also miss out on the ultra-thin glass for the primary foldable display which Samsung first debuted with the Galaxy Z Flip earlier this year.

The Galaxy Fold Lite is tipped to be made available in Mirror Black and Mirror Purple colors, featuring 256GB storage, with a 128GB variant also a possibility. The price of the Galaxy Fold Lite is being claimed to be $1,099.

While still speculation, are far from being confirmed, If this information does turn out to be true, it would end up making the Fold Lite the cheapest foldable smartphone on the market right now.

This would not only make it cheaper than the Motorola Razr but also make it cheaper than the Galaxy Z Flip. As per reports, Samsung could announce the Galaxy Fold Lite alongside the Galaxy Fold 2 and the Galaxy Note 20 launch in a couple of months from now.

As for the Galaxy Fold 2, recent leaks have said that the Galaxy Fold 2 will flaunt the same design as its predecessor but will be slightly bigger than the Galaxy Fold. The phone will feature a 7.59-inch screen with 2213x1689 resolution and a refresh rate of 120Hz. However, in terms of weight, the Galaxy Fold 2 will be 15% lighter than its elder sibling. It will weight around 229 grams while the Fold is slightly clunky at 263 grams.

Tipster Ross Young has claimed in the past that the phone will feature a triple camera setup on the rear. The camera set-up would comprise of 64-megapixel primary sensor along with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor and another 12-megapixel lens -- which could be a telephoto lens.

Interestingly, despite the bigger screen and advanced features, the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is tipped to be $100 cheaper than the predecessor, which could mean that the phone will be priced around Rs 1, 42,000 in India. The phone will also not come with support for the S-Pen contrary to previous claims.

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