The Galaxy S21 series looked solid but recent reports whisper about its less than impressive sales figures. The Galaxy Note 21, however, is already confirmed to be a no-show this year. That makes Samsung’s two upcoming foldable phones its most exciting devices this year.
Samsung knows that 2021 is the year for them to expand the reach of the foldables because they don't have the competition in the form of Galaxy Note 21 taking away the spotlight from the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3. So to capitalize on this Samsung is ready to give some huge price cuts to this foldables.
We've seen a report a couple of months ago that both the Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3 will be up to 20% cheaper than their predecessors. And now we're getting a new report out of South Korea that the price reduction is basically confirmed at this point.
As per the report, the Z Fold 3 price will be finalized in the 1,900,000 – 1,999,000 KRW ($1,655 – $1,741) range in South Korea. The Z Flip 3’s range is said to be 1,200,000 – 1,280,000 KRW ($1,045 – $1,110).
Now the price of the Z Fold 3 is about 18% cheaper than the Z Fold 2 while the Flip 3 is 27% cheaper than the original Z Flip. This means the rest of the world should get the same price cut, so this translates to a US price of $1,599 for the Galaxy Z Fold 3, and $999 for the Flip 3.
Of course, there are various factors involved while deciding the prices for each country, so the final price may not be $1599 and $999 for these two foldables in your country. But one thing is clear since we're getting price reduction reports so close to the Unpacked Event, it basically confirms that these massive price cuts are indeed happening and that's great news for the fans of foldable smartphones. And not just price cuts, Samsung will also give freebies with these foldables and according to this leaker, Samsung might give the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Buds 2 if you pre-order the phone.
Of course, different countries get different free gifts, some may even get free cashback. So you'll have to wait for the Unpacked Event to know exactly what you end up getting. With that said, the S Pen pro was launched alongside the Galaxy S21 Ultra in January, but it never went on sale even after 6 months of its launch.
But it looks like Samsung will likely release it alongside the Z Fold 3. The S Pen Pro is bigger than the standard pen and will have Bluetooth and air gestures support. The Z Fold 3 has also been certified in TENAA, and it confirms the handset is thinner than the Z Fold 2 by 0.5mm, and it appears to have less air gap between the two sides when it is folded. A lower air gap translates to a thinner body that also looks more appealing. The Unpacked Event is scheduled to take place on August 11th.