Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Gets $150 Price Cut: Now's the Time to Try a Foldable Phone
As Samsung unveils the new Galaxy Z Flip 4 at today's Unpacked event, it gives last year's already affordable Z Flip 3 a discount.
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While the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 are Samsung's newest foldable phones, last year's Galaxy Z Flip 3 and its lower price aim to steal some of the newer phones' shiny appeal. Samsung plans to keep the Z Flip 3 around and drop the price tag by $100, bringing it down to $900 (£899). The Galaxy Z Fold 3, on the other hand, will be discontinued.
In the hours that followed the announcement, some retailers have cut the price even further. At Amazon and Target, the Z Flip 3 is currently selling for $850, or $150 off the earlier list price. Trade-ins or carrier deals could lower that even further, but you should definitely compare similarly generous offers on the newer Z Flip 4 before committing to a purchase.
When the Galaxy Z Flip 3 launched in 2021, it hit a sweet spot that balanced price, premium features and improved durability. The fact that Samsung decided to keep it around to sell another year bodes well. At $1,000, it was the first foldable phone with mainstream appeal. The lower price makes it even more approachable for anyone who's curious but wants to pay less.