Samsung sets big sales targets for foldable Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3
Samsung is expected to announce and release Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in August. And a new report claims the company has set an ambitious shipping target for its next foldable.
Samsung wants to ship 7 million combined Fold 3 and Flip 3 devices
Elec reports that Samsung recently set an ambitious internal goal of shipping between 6 and 7 million units combined by the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 by the end of the year. The South Korean brand expects the compact (and cheaper) Galaxy Z Flip 3 to be the most popular collapsible, with Samsung aiming for 4 million units. The more expensive Galaxy Z Fold 3 could reach 3 million units.
The total sum is more than double the 2.5 million foldable smartphones Samsung was launched last year, so it is clear that the brand expects this category to reach more ordinary consumers with third generation products.
The goal may seem too ambitious given the high prices and lack of mainstream that the current foldable devices offer. But it could certainly be achieved when you consider the rest of Samsung’s product range.
The prize price point that was filled out by Galaxy Note 20 Ultra last year will probably be occupied by Galaxy Z Flip 3 in 2021. On the other hand, power users looking for an S Pen-equipped smartphone will be offered the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
However, it is worth noting that Samsung missed its foldable shipping target last year by a huge margin – it is assumed that the company initially targeted 5 million shipments globally.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: expected features
According to the latest leaks, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 should be one of those best Samsung phones on the market with a 7.55-inch foldable screen that is rumored to be paired with thin frames and a camera under the screen. It should support a dynamic 120Hz refresh rate, although the same cannot be said for the external panel. Its exact size is unknown at the moment, but it probably supports a static 120Hz refresh rate instead.
The collapsible smartphone is also expected to bring a triple camera setup to the tablet. It will be redesigned – the design is like the latest Sony Xperia cameras – and its specifications must match what is available on Galaxy S21.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 should be at the heart of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3. Hopefully, the brand offers 256 GB of storage and 12 GB of RAM as standard as well. Other features reportedly include a 4,400mAh battery and 25W charging support.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: expected features
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 is currently one of those best new phones are expected in 2021. Reports point to a 6.7-inch 120Hz hole display and a 1.4-inch secondary screen on the back.
The front of the smartphone does not look so different from the Galaxy Z Flip and Flip 5G, but the back gets a major redesign that in a way resembles the design language seen on Google’s old Pixel 2 XL.
The bottom half of the phone and two thirds of the top area arrive in your chosen color, and the rest will be covered in black glass to hide the setup with dual camera and extra screen. For reference, eight colors are apparently planned: Violet, green, beige, gray, black, dark blue, pink and white.