Samsung's affordable Galaxy Z Fold 6 may aim for iPhone 16 release period

Samsung’s affordable Galaxy Z Fold 6 may aim for iPhone 16 release period

Samsung is reportedly expanding its lineup of foldable smartphones by introducing a more cost-effective model. A recent article from The Elec, a Korean publication, indicates that Samsung is working towards making this affordable foldable device a strong competitor to Apple’s upcoming iPhone 16 series.

Samsung's Plans for Next-Generation Models

The report highlights Samsung's accelerated production schedule for components of the upcoming Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 models. According to The Elec, mass production of parts for these devices is set to commence as early as May.

Release Schedule and Strategy

Compared to last year's timeline, the standard Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 are anticipated to be available by July. In contrast, the more economical Galaxy Z Fold 6 may not hit the market until September or October, aligning with the speculated launch of Apple's iPhone 16.

Design and Expectations

Although details about the affordable Z Fold are scarce, it is anticipated to incorporate design compromises to reduce costs. One notable change is the potential absence of support for Samsung's S Pen stylus.

Additionally, The Elec's report indicates that Samsung is not aiming for a high shipment target for the budget-friendly Galaxy Z Fold 6, estimated between 200,000 to 300,000 units. Despite this, the device could still impact consumer choices when compared to Apple's iPhone 16 launch.

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