The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is bound to be one of the most expensive phones of the year, but it looks increasingly likely that it might at least be cheaper than its predecessor was at launch.
While we’d take this with a pinch of salt, it’s the second time we’ve heard this, with a previous leak saying that the upcoming foldable could be up to 20% cheaper than its predecessor. For reference, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 launched at $1,999 / £1,799 / AU$2,999.
- Check out all the best foldable phones
- The Samsung Galaxy S22 is expected next year
- Read our full Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review
Double the storage
This latest leak also mentions that there could be a 512GB model of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, whereas – outside China at least – you were limited to 256GB with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. Twitter leaker @kbc20000 has recently made the same storage upgrade claim, though they don’t have much of a track record, so this too we’d take with a side of salt.
In any case, hopefully we’ll have confirmation of these claims soon, as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is likely to be announced in August, with August 3 being the latest rumored date.
It might not land alone either, with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 4 all potentially landing on the same day, so if you’re a Samsung fan, August 3 is worth marking in your calendar.
- Take a look at the best Samsung phones
Sign up to receive daily breaking news, reviews, opinion, analysis, deals and more from the world of tech.
James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.