Earlier in the week, what is believed to be promotional material for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 appeared online. Now concept renditions based on the leak have been shared by LetsGoDigital, Ben Geskinand Galoxen to give us a clearer look at Samsung’s next foldable.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
From the front, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 should not look too different from the current generation. In fact, the main difference is supposedly in what is hidden under the big screen – expected to measure in at around 7.55-inches.
Whereas the original Galaxy Fold highlighted a notch and Fold 2 chose a subtle punch-hole, it is expected that Fold 3 uses the use of under-display camera technology to hide the selfie sensor. It would be a first for Samsung, which currently uses its punch-hole technology on all premium devices, and should strengthen the phone’s position as one of the most exciting phones are expected in 2021.
When you flip the foldable smartphone, an updated camera bump is revealed, though the design doesn’t necessarily scream Samsung and in some ways resembles the look of the latest Sony flagships.
The large rectangular camera bump that Samsung used last year has been replaced with a more subtle one. It houses three cameras – presumably the same ones found on the camera Galaxy S21 – and an LED flash.
The other side of the phone has a high exterior display. It is expected to support a 120Hz refresh rate, like the larger one, and will retain the punch hole.
Everything mentioned above will reportedly be paired with S Pen support. Stylus compatibility has been rumored ever since the original Galaxy Fold was launched, and the leaked promo material claims 2021 will be the year Samsung finally leaps, though you should not expect a dedicated S Pen slot.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
If the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is too big, the next one Galaxy Z Flip 3 may be the perfect foldable for you. It offers a 6.7-inch screen like the previous generation models, only this time a 120Hz refresh rate is planned.
The downside is where Samsung has reportedly spent most of its time. Gone is the one-color finish of the original models, and instead is a new double-colored finish that is similar Pixel 2 XL.
All Galaxy Z Flip 3 variants have a black piece of glass on the back, which is also home to an updated dual camera setup. There is also an LED flash and a larger secondary screen that is rumored to measure almost 1.4-inches up from 1.1 inches.
International markets may also receive black, dark blue, pink and white Galaxy Z Flip 3 variants.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Flip 3 announcement, release date, price
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 are expected to debut at an unpacked event in July. Pricing remains a mystery, but the current generation Galaxy Z Flip 5G is available for $ 1,199, while Fold 2 costs $ 1,999.
A launch should follow shortly after the official announcement. But again, there is no concrete information floating around.
In terms of specifications, it is assumed that both foldable smartphones come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 on the inside. The main differences between Samsung’s base models are probably found in the storage and RAM departments.