Final week an intriguing rumor made the rounds, claiming that Samsung is engaged on a extra inexpensive foldable machine to be launched subsequent yr. That in itself is not the intriguing bit – it is how a lot it was rumored to value: “$400 to $500”.
That sounded very optimistic from the get-go, and at present Samsung is ruining everybody’s social gathering by principally stating outright that such a factor is not going to occur.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5
In accordance with a Korean publication, Samsung says it has no plans to supply mid-range foldable smartphones, outright denying the aforementioned rumor.
“We do not plan to fabricate foldable smartphones which might be priced within the midrange, and the newest rumors are groundless”, a Samsung Electronics spokesperson mentioned.
It would not get extra reduce and dry than that, does it? So for now, it seems like Motorola, with its Razr 40 / Razr 2023, is left enjoying alone within the ‘midrange foldable’ area. The Razr 2023 initially launched within the US at $699.99, however now you can have one for simply $499.99, and that is inside Samsung’s rumored goal value for the not-actually-happening midrange Galaxy Z foldable.
Motorola Razr 40 / Razr (within the US)
Now, let’s finish on a excessive(er) word: for those who had been questioning whether or not Samsung would in some unspecified time in the future launch an FE model of certainly one of its foldables, the identical Samsung spokesperson had this to say: “There’s nothing selected the matter”. Perhaps this implies there’s nonetheless time for one thing to be determined within the close to future.