Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G detailed in near complete (but unofficial) spec sheet
We are five days away from the Galaxy Unpacked event that brings the next generation of folders, and while we wait, rumors have drawn a complete picture of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Samsung’s premiere phone in 2021. Especially considering the absence of a new note. As we have heard many times before, the new Fold S supports Pen. Additional screen information and more are now reported by WinFuture.
The new fold will have two dynamic AMOLED 2X monitors, both maximizing at 120 Hz refresh rate (and evenly adjusting to lower speeds). The external display has a 6.2 ”diagonal and 832 x 2,260 px resolution (24.4: 9) and will, as before, be guarded by Gorilla Glass Victus. There will be a standard 10 MP selfie camera hole in the hole in the display.
The internal screen also retains its dimensions – 7.6 ”in diagonal and 1,768 x 2,208 px resolution. This means that both screens have over 370 ppi pixel density. This panel will hide Samsung’s first camera below the screen, which has a resolution of 4 MP (with 2.0 pixelsm pixels, so binding may be involved). Despite being behind the screen, this module will enjoy a light f / 1.8 aperture.
As we move on to the second set of cameras, the Galaxy Z Fold3 retains the triple 12 MP setup of its predecessor almost unchanged. The main module will have optical image stabilization (OIS) with an f / 1.8 lens. However, the sensor has smaller pixels, however 1.4 µm (down from 1.8 µm), while maintaining Dual Pixel autofocus.
Next is the tele module with an f / 2.4 lens with 2x magnification and OIS, plus a sensor with 1.0 µm pixels. Finally, the 123º ultra wide-angle lens will have an aperture of f / 2.2 and illuminate a sensor with 1.12 pixelsm pixels. A big change from last year is that Samsung will enable 8K video recording.
Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is powered by Snapdragon 888 (non-plus) without any Exynos version mentioned by the rumored specifications. Like last year, the chipset will be paired with 12 GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB of storage space (cannot be expanded).
Samsung has been working on slimming down the phone. When opened, it measures 6.4 mm thick (down from 6.9 mm). When closed, it will be 14.4 mm (down from 16.8 mm). There is no place to place an S Pen other than the specially designed case:
And it will be a little lighter at 271g (down from 282g). This is despite the addition of IPX8 waterproof – this and Z Flip3 will be the waterproof waterproof foldable. Samsung has also apparently tested the Z Fold3 for 200,000 open / close cycles. This is the same as 5 years of opening the phone 100 times a day.
In any case, the battery capacity will take a small hit and measure 4,400 mAh (100 mAh down from last year). Samsung will maintain the 25W fast charge along with wireless charging.
For connectivity, the phone has a 5G modem and has an eSIM in addition to the regular SIM. As before, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 are supported along with NFC. UWB is not mentioned in the rumored specifications, but we can not imagine that it will be missing. A few additional things to mention are the fingerprint reader (side mounted) and stereo speakers.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G starts at € 1,900 in Europe and is expected to be available in late August. Fans will be able to choose from three “Phantom” colors: Green, Black and Silver.
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