Samsung launched the original Galaxy Fold last fall, and now the company is preparing to launch a special edition of the device in July. This information was disclosed by Ross Young, founder of research companies Display Supply Chain Consultants and DisplaySearch. It comes at a time when many are just waiting for the launch of the Galaxy Fold 2 and will reportedly be the Galaxy Fold Lite.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold Special Edition will look exactly like the original Galaxy Fold. However, it will be cheaper, coming in at just $1099. According to Young, the manufacturer is planning to ship only about 55,000 units of the Galaxy Fold Special Edition.
Meanwhile, according to earlier reports, the Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite 4G will receive 256GB of flash memory, coupled with a single-chip Snapdragon 865 system. The device will reportedly use components that Samsung used in its smartphones in 2018, 2019, and 2020. This is to reduce cost.
When the Galaxy Fold Lite 4G is folded, the user has access to an additional display. However, this secondary display is more like the size of the external screen of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and less like that of the Galaxy Fold. The device is expected to use the Snapdragon 865 chipset like the Galaxy Fold 2. However, its storage will be slashed to 256GB.