Samsung is working on the Galaxy Z Fold 6 Ultra

This year, Samsung is poised to unveil its latest iterations of folding smartphones, including the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6, with an anticipated release in July. As the launch date draws near, a steady stream of details has emerged about the new models, such as innovative chassis designs and the integration of diverse platforms.

According to reports from Galaxy Club, it has been confirmed that Samsung is developing a device with the model number SM-F958. The known model number for the Galaxy Z Fold 6 is SM-F956, and following Samsung’s naming conventions, the “8” suffix typically denotes the Ultra series (for example, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is SM-S928). This suggests that Samsung is in the process of crafting the Galaxy Z Fold 6 Ultra, further diversifying its portfolio of foldable devices. However, it appears that the Galaxy Z Fold 6 Ultra may only be available in select regions, as indicated by the solitary variant model number SM-F958N.

Galaxy Z Fold 6 Ultra

Furthermore, there is still no confirmation regarding the development of a more affordable Z Fold 6 variant. Previous reports have indicated that Samsung is contemplating the introduction of a more budget-friendly Galaxy Z Fold model within the Z Fold 6 lineup, aimed for release in the latter half of this year. This would mark Samsung’s inaugural foray into entry-level foldable devices, to enhance market penetration for foldable smartphones, especially in expanding its share within the Chinese foldable smartphone market. The strategic exploration of a higher-end model with the Galaxy Z Fold 6 Ultra represents a savvy maneuver by Samsung to fortify its position in the foldable smartphone market.

The rise of domestic folding screen smartphones, boasting increasingly slim and lightweight designs, poses a potential challenge to Samsung, particularly as the Galaxy Z Fold 5/Flip 5 faced criticism for their conservative design approaches, failing to achieve significant breakthroughs in terms of product thickness and battery capacity. Moreover, domestic manufacturers have adopted more aggressive strategies, intending to distribute foldable models across a wider range of price points, thereby exerting greater pressure on Samsung.