This year could also see new Galaxy M phones as well as other lower-ranged devices released by Samsung.

But these unannounced devices are rumoured to be the main handsets Samsung has up its sleeve for 2021.

And if that’s the case it means one heavily rumoured Samsung smartphone may not be launching this year.

Last year rumours emerged that – besides Samsung scrapping their Note line-up for 2021 – the South Korean tech giant could be launching a Galaxy Z Fold FE.

The Fold FE was rumoured to be launching in addition to the Fold 3 and Flip 2, and the reason this handset sounded so exciting was the price point.

It had been claimed that the Galaxy Z Fold FE was going to cost less than $1,000 – which would have removed arguably the biggest barrier to the take up of foldable phones, the price.

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 launched at a price tag of £1,799 while the original Z Fold cost £1,900.

If Samsung did have a Fold FE in the works that cost less than $1,000 then that would be less than half the price that the original Fold was priced at when it hit the shelves.

And it would also be around the same price as regular single screen flagships such as the Note 20 and iPhone 12 Pro.

Such an appealing price point for a Galaxy Fold FE could really have helped drive sales of foldable phones and ignite more widespread interest in it.

Sadly though, the leaked Samsung release schedule for 2021 makes no mention of such a device.

For those hoping to dip their toes into foldable phones without breaking the bank it looks like you’ll have to keep your fingers crossed that the Z Fold 3 or Z Flip 2 launches at a lower price point than before.

Or, alternatively, that a Galaxy Fold FE is in the works for this year but Samsung is keeping it top, top secret.