According to reports, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be the third edition of the company’s bendy line, and it’s building up to be the most exciting yet. Here’s a rundown of all the genuine leaks, speculations, and news that have surfaced so far about the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Release Date
There’s already indications that the newest version will be called the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. On August 11, Samsung will have its annual Unpacked event, where the foldable will be unveiled. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are expected to be announced at the event.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Price
Samsung hasn’t raised the price of its flagships significantly in 2021, therefore we don’t expect a significant price increase for the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Its predecessor was released for $1,999, which was the same price as the first Galaxy Fold.
Samsung doesn’t have much foldable rivalry, so it doesn’t have to worry about the pricing of the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s competitors. However, given that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is intended to persuade Galaxy Note owners to upgrade, a little price reduction could be beneficial.
It’s also possible that Samsung’s trade-in programme for people looking to upgrade from a Galaxy Fold or Galaxy Z Fold 2 to the next device will be renewed. There could be three different hues available in Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: black, green, and silver.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Design
S Pen compatibility, a smaller triple back camera configuration, and an under-display camera are all hinted at in the photos. This would be Samsung’s first phone with an under-display camera, but it would also be the second non-Note smartphone series to feature the S Pen.
Thanks to tipster Evan Blass, crisper images of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 broke cover on June 24. The images confirm some of the facts from the previous leak, including the official name:
The foldable appears to incorporate an S Pen in the render, implying that it will not only support but also ship with the pen. This is also understandable given Samsung’s decision not to release a Note handset this year. While this effectively makes the Z Fold 3 this year’s Note replacement, it’s unknown whether or not the foldable will have a slot for it. According to early reports, this may not be achievable. It’s possible that Galaxy Z Fold 3 doesn’t have a centralized storage slot for the accessory.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Specs
The FCC has approved the Galaxy Z Fold 3, disclosing a few major feature additions. S Pen compatibility, UWB support, NFC, sub-6GHz and mmWave connection, and up to 9W reverse charging were all verified in this listing. MST technology is also available, which is beneficial to Samsung Pay users.
The inclusion of a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, most likely the Snapdragon 888, was also confirmed by the FCC. We also know from earlier listings that the phone’s approved charger will be capable of charging at a rate of 25 watts.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 was rumoured to have an IP rating in April. It would be an IP68 rating, according to Max Weinbach, which is the current standard for flagships.
In terms of Galaxy Z Fold 3 camera specifications, a leaker claims that, like its predecessor, the new foldable would include three 12MP sensors. If this is correct, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will not be able to record videos in 8K resolution. To do this, the phone would require a sensor with at least 33 megapixels. A 16MP under-display camera is also rumoured to be included beneath the folding display.