According to a news report from a Korean news outlet, Samsung will be releasing four folding smartphone devices in 2021. The models will reportedly consist of two Z Fold models and two Z Flip models.
Following the reports that Samsung plans to scrap its Galaxy Note lineup, the company will release the Galaxy S flagships in the first half of the year, with the expectation that Samsung will release foldable flagship phones in the second half. Samsung’s Note series is being succeeded by the highest-tier Galaxy S21, which will come with S Pen support.
Samsung will release two Galaxy Z Fold2 successors and two Galaxy Z Flip successors, according to the report. In alignment with the naming scheme of the Z ‘Fold3’, Samsung might name the other models the ‘Z Flip3’. The two might come with different features and performance. All Galaxy Z phones are expected to arrive with 5G support. Mass production will reportedly begin sometime in August.
It is also reported that Samsung plans to include S Pen support for the higher-end Z Fold3. The displays of the first and second-gen Folds are too fragile to support this kind of input, so it is to be seen how Samsung would make the display more durable for the Z Fold3.
Furthermore, it is reported that towards 2022, Samsung might even release a rollable smartphone. LG’s already trademarked a name for its rollable smartphone, but we still have no timeframe for that yet. Even OPPO has recently announced its concept rollable phone, so the mobile industry could be gearing up for a slew of exciting tech releases.