The phone is expected to be more affordable than the original model, despite also retaining the Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) material for its display. It is not known what kind of hardware the Galaxy Z Flip Lite would be equipped with, but it is predicted that Samsung may have to downgrade certain components in order to have it sold at a reduced cost.
For a quick refresher, the original Samsung Galaxy Z Flip features a foldable 6.7-inch display, a Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, and a battery capacity of 3,300mAh. On its exterior cover is a dual camera setup consisting of a 12MP wide and 12MP ultra-wide, while housed in a punch-hole cutout on its display is a 10MP selfie camera.
On a separate note, it was rumoured that the company was working on a Galaxy Z Fold Lite prior to this. However, Young noted that the project may have been shelved due to the lack of updates regarding the alleged foldable smartphone.
Although this may sound exciting for those looking forward to owning a seemingly affordable variant of the clamshell-like foldable phone, there’s still a possibility that Samsung may not be developing the Galaxy Z Flip Lite at all. We may have to wait until the company is ready to officially unveil the product sometime in the near future.