During Unpacked on August 11, 2021, Samsung is likely to unveil the Galaxy Z Fold 3 with the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and a few additional smartphones, according to Pocket-lint.
Despite the fact that Samsung has not officially confirmed any of the specifications of the Galaxy Z Fold 3, there has been a slew of rumors that have helped us learn more about what we can expect from the third generation – or fourth generation if you count the fixed version of the original – of the device.
According to the rumors, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, as shown in the table below.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 dimensions are 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 (unfolded), 159.2 x 68.0 x 13.8-16.8 (folded), and its weight is 282 grams.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 dimensions are 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4mm (unfolded), 158.2 x 67.1 x 14.4mm (folded), and its weight is 271 grams.
According to rumors and renderings, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have similar design characteristics, but the Z Fold 3 will have a few improvements, such as a more streamlined back camera housing, that will distinguish it from the Z Fold 2.
The Z Fold 3 is expected to maintain its vertically-folding, book-style design, with a big display on the front that unfolds to reveal a larger interior display. There has been some speculation that the Z Fold 3 may have IPX8 waterproofing as well as a more durable frame.
Another rumor claims that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 would have an under-display front camera on the main display, which would result in a more seamless design than the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s centralized punch hole camera.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a 6.23-inch cover display and a 7.6-inch main display with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a 6.23-inch cover display and a 7.56-inch LTPO main display with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and an S Pen.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a 6.23-inch external display on the front with a resolution of 2260 x 816 pixels, and when unfolded, it expands to a 7.6-inch display with a resolution of 2208 x 1768 pixels and a resolution of 2260 x 816 pixels.
The 120Hz refresh rate of the foldable dynamic AMOLED display, which boasts HDR10+ certification, makes it an excellent choice for gaming. The AMOLED cover display on the exterior of the smartphone has a refresh rate of 60Hz, which is typical for AMOLED displays.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 is expected to have a 6.23-inch screen on the exterior with a resolution of 2268 x 832 pixels, while the interior display is expected to be 7.56-inches with a resolution of 2208 x 1768 pixels, which is the same as the display on the previous model. It is said that both screens will have a refresh rate of 120Hz this time around, and HDR10+ compatibility is anticipated on at least the primary display, which is supposed to be an LTPO display.
The top of the primary display on the two smartphones, on the other hand, could be different. As previously said, several rumors have indicated that the primary folding display may be equipped with an under-display camera, as opposed to the punch hole camera seen on the Z Fold 2. As with the Z Fold 2, it is anticipated that the Z Fold 3 will include a punch-hole camera on the front display, similar to the Z Fold 2.
As with the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the Z Fold 3 will have compatibility with Samsung’s S Pen; however, Samsung has said that it has specially developed an S Pen for foldable devices.
3.Hardware and specifications
Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a Snapdragon 865 processor, 12GB of RAM, 256/512GB of storage, and a 4500mAh battery.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a Snapdragon 888 processor, 12GB of RAM, 256/512GB of storage, and a 4400mAh battery.
In addition to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform and 12GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is available in two storage configurations: 256GB or 512GB.
With 5G capability and a 4500mAh battery under the hood, the smartphone is ready for anything. The battery supports 25W fast charging, 11W wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging among other things.
According to rumors, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, which will be accompanied by 12GB of RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of storage.
Despite rumors to the contrary, it is anticipated that the Z Fold 3 will be 5G ready once again, but the battery capacity may be somewhat lower than that of its predecessor. It has been speculated that the battery capacity might be 4380mAh or 4400mAh. Fast charging, wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging are all features we’d expect to be supported.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a triple back camera (12MP+12MP+12MP), as well as two 10MP front cameras.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a triple rear camera (12MP+12MP+12MP), a 10MP front camera, and either 4MP or 16MP UPC.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a triple camera setup on the back, consisting of a 12-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
An 8-megapixel punch-hole front camera is located on the front of the device, while an additional 8-megapixel punch hole camera is located on top of the main display.
A triple rear camera system with a 12-megapixel primary camera (f/1.8), 12-megapixel telephoto sensor (f/2.4), and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera (f/2.2) is expected to be included in the Z Fold 3, according to rumors. There are rumors that Samsung will feature Phase Detection Autofocus on all three lenses, which means that we should be able to achieve quick and precise focusing on all three lenses.
There is rumored to be a single 10-megapixel punch-hole front camera on the cover display, as well as a 16-megapixel or 4-megapixel under-display camera on the main display, with the latter being the primary difference between the Z Fold 2 and Z Fold 3. The Z Fold 3 is expected to have a larger battery than the Z Fold 2.
Following anticipation, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will include several design improvements over its predecessor, most notably in the back camera housing and waterproofing, but also in the front camera housing and fingerprint sensor.
Also expected are a CPU update, some camera upgrades to the rear cameras, and the inclusion of an under-display camera to be shown on the main display, if not already included.
The battery capacity may be reduced when compared to the Z Fold 2, while the display specs seem to be unchanged, with the exception of the possibility that the Z Fold 3 will support the S Pen (as opposed to the Z Fold 2).