It’s been almost a yr and a half because the unique Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was introduced and nearly a yr since its 5G successor hit the market. With the Galaxy Z Flip 3 rumoured to be launching in August, right here’s every part it is advisable know concerning the incoming foldable.
Samsung caught our consideration in 2020 when it channeled our early 2000s flip cellphone nostalgia right into a smartphone with a foldable show and an costly price ticket. The corporate launched a 5G model six months later, which brings as much as its third iteration: the Galaxy Z Flip 3.
Whereas the primary two telephones within the Z Flip sequence remained largely unchanged with the second gaining the 5G label, it appears Samsung has opted to skip the Z Flip 2 and transfer straight onto the Z Flip 3.
In response to a report by LetsGoDigital (by way of Tom’s Guide), Samsung can be shifting onto quantity 3 to match the tempo of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and maybe stop folks from assuming the Z Flip 2 is an older launch subsequent to the Z Fold 3. It’s additionally potential that Samsung considers the Z Flip 5G a second iteration.
Complicated naming conventions apart, right here’s every part it is advisable know concerning the Galaxy Z Flip 3, together with what it’ll appear like, what cameras it is going to have, how a lot it’ll price and once we anticipate to see it.
Launch date and worth
Whereas there’s no phrase on precisely how a lot Samsung will take off the Z Flip 3, we’re excited to see the Z Flip line develop into barely extra reasonably priced. The unique Z Flip was priced at £1300/$1380, whereas the 5G model noticed a £99 enhance at £1399/$1449. A 20% worth lower may see the Z Flip 3 land nearer to the £1040 to £1120 mark, encouraging extra folks to go for the foldable.
This wasn’t the primary we’d heard of a less expensive Z Flip. SamMobile had beforehand shared an trade report from Show Provide Chain Consultants (DSCC), suggesting that the Z Flip 3 may price less than $1000 (or £750).
So far as a launch date goes, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is predicted to be introduced in August, with many suggesting August 3 because the date to observe.
We’ve already heard an honest quantity of details about the Z Flip 3’s design. Giznext shared renders of the rumoured Z Flip in June, displaying off a larger external display and new colour options accessible for the foldable.
The design within the Giznext photos seems to be much like its predecessors however with some delicate updates. For one, the 1.1-inch outer show designed to point out notifications and performance as a viewfinder for selfies has apparently been elevated to 1.9-inches.
The digital camera format is now vertical as an alternative of horizontal – presumably to create space for the broader entrance show – and the digital camera and show are actually located in a black rectangle, giving the design a dual-tone look.
Talking of colors, the Z Flip 3 may are available much more shades than its predecessors, with choices together with darkish inexperienced, mild violet, beige, gray, black, pink, darkish blue and white. Contemplating the unique Flip solely got here in purple, black and gold (or bronze and gray, in the event you opted for the 5G version), this provides customers extra selection in relation to design.
These design rumours had been corroborated in the future later by a thread of 360-degree videos shared by Evan Blass on Twitter.
Specs and options
We haven’t heard a lot concerning the Z Flip 3’s specs at this level.
The Giznext report factors to a bigger battery, however doesn’t go into specifics concerning how a lot greater it is going to be. The unique Z Flip included a small 3300mAh battery, however reviewer Henry Burrell famous that the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset helped the battery stay sturdy. Nonetheless, a bigger battery wouldn’t go amiss on the subsequent Z flip.
As we noticed within the design leaks, the rear digital camera may transfer from a horizontal format to a vertical format to create space for a bigger exterior show. A report by LetsGoDigital suggests the Z Flip 3 may additionally see an improve from a twin to a triple rear digital camera.
The Giznext article additionally hints at an under-display selfie digital camera within the foldable panel which might exchange the punch-hole digital camera within the present Z Flip.
Nonetheless, different studies have advised the Z Flip 3 will see a twin punch-hole digital camera. LetsGoDigital (by way of Digital Camera World) noticed a patent for a Samsung foldable in April that might flip in two instructions. The design additionally included a twin punch-hole digital camera that might exchange the rear digital camera when folded both manner and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Nonetheless, it isn’t clear at this level if this would be the Z Flip 3 or one other foldable in Samsung’s line up.