Samsung Might Be Ditching the Cheaper Galaxy Z Fold 6 Model

| Updated on May 22, 2024
samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6

As usual, Samsung will soon launch the new Galaxy Z Flip 6 and the Galaxy Z Fold 6 in the second half of this year. But there needs to be more clarity regarding the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and its variations.

Some reports claim that Samsung will launch a cheaper (Fan Edition?) Galaxy Z Fold 6, while others claim the South Korean firm will launch a Galaxy Z Fold 6 Ultra, possibly with better cameras. A new report claims the cheaper Galaxy Z Fold 6 could be canceled.

According to a new report from TheElec, Samsung is reexamining its plans to launch a cheaper Galaxy Z Fold 6 this year. The South Korean firm reportedly planned to launch the cheaper Galaxy Z Fold 6 alongside the standard Galaxy Z Fold 6. 

However, it is said to have lacked the digitizer required for S Pen functionality, which means it lacked S Pen compatibility. The company is said to have recently completed the testing of the device, which features an IPX8 rating and a 200,000 fold rating.

But it was a smaller-than-foldable phone from rival Chinese firms. The mass production of Galaxy Z Fold 6 components is scheduled to start this month.

Due to insufficient product differentiation and market uncertainties, Samsung reportedly plans to cancel its launch. Per the report, only the standard Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 6 will be launched.

According to the report, Samsung plans to launch a cheaper Galaxy Z Flip 7 version next year. While the company’s overall smartphone market share is less than 1% in China, its foldable smartphone market share is in the double digits. 

So, Samsung is trying to increase its market share with cheaper foldable phones. Samsung MX CEO TM Roh said that over 100 million foldable phones could be shipped annually in the next five years. However, the company has fallen behind in the race. 

Foldable phones from Chinese firms have bigger and brighter screens, bigger camera sensors, bigger batteries, and faster charging. The company plans to be more competitive by releasing the Galaxy Z Fold 6 with better cameras, a thinner body, and improved durability.

Reena Choudhary