Rumor has it that Samsung will drop the starting price of the Galaxy Fold 2 by $100 compared to the first Fold, but that would still leave it beyond the means of most people. A new bit of gossip (coming from Max Weinbach who leaked a ton of Galaxy S20 info) describes a more affordable “Galaxy Fold Lite”.

It will start at $1,100 – that’s the launch price of the Galaxy S20+ 4G. And this will be a 4G phone as well to keep costs down. The whole thing will be a mix new and old parts, similar to the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note10 Lite. The newest parts will be from this year, the oldest from 2018.

But that won’t be the chipset, which will likely be a Snapdragon 865, just like the S20 series (the original Fold had an S855). Storage will be cut to 256GB, something that’s rumored for the Fold 2 as well.

The original Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite will not have Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) on its internal screen, which means the image quality won’t be as good as on the Z Flip (UTG doesn’t do much for scratch protection). Also, the external screen will probably be smaller than before (the original Fold has a 4.6” secondary display).

The chassis of the phone will be built out of aluminum instead of stainless steel. The exterior will be covered with glass with Mirror Black and Mirror Purple color options.

Weinbach also says that the Galaxy Z Flip with 5G connectivity may also be a “lite” model. While there are a few 5G phones with an S855+ chipset, it’s not out of the question that this new Flip will get a chipset upgrade too, just like the Fold Lite.

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