Samsung is reportedly delaying the launch of the next Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung is reportedly delaying the launch of the next Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung fans hoping to get their hands on the sequel to the Galaxy Z Flip early next year may have to wait a little longer than anticipated. That’s because a new report claims the clamshell smartphone won’t be unveiled at Samsung’s next Unpacked event, which is rumored to be scheduled for early January.

Earlier this year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S20 series alongside the Galaxy Z Flip — something we assumed would happen again next year. But that appears not to be the case because Korea’s TheElec reports Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 series won’t be sharing the spotlight at its first Unpacked event of the New Year.

It’s unclear why the next Galaxy Z Flip has been delayed, and what kind of improvements we can expect. The original model launched to mixed reviews, so perhaps Samsung is taking its time developing the sequel. Fans of the form factor can allegedly expect the device to land sometime in the first quarter of 2021.

For what it’s worth, Samsung’s first attempt at the Galaxy Fold was met by mixed reviews, only for the sequel to make a number of meaningful improvements. Here’s hoping the Galaxy Z Flip, which was an admirable effort, improves upon some of the criticisms faced by the first model.

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As for what to expect when Samsung unveils the Galaxy S21 series, there have been a number of leaks in recent weeks, including specs for all three expected models. If the leaks are true, Samsung is really aiming to kick off 2021 with a bang.

We’ll continue to monitor the development of the next Galaxy Z Flip. It’s one of the more unique form factors out there, so we’re very curious to see where Samsung takes it next.

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Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.