Year of foldable phones: Samsung leads the pack with Galaxy Z Fold 3

It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that foldable phones have brought a new thrill to the industry.

It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that foldable phones have brought a new thrill to the industry.

It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that foldable phones have brought a new thrill to the industry. After the primary quirks, Samsung has worked on presenting the viable options for consumers demanding bigger screens from their handhelds. Foldable phones are exclusive and cost quite a lot in comparison to the flagship smartphones, but pondering their advantages, the phones like Galaxy Z Fold 3 have ruled the niche already.

Samsung hands-down has brought about a commentating change to its portfolio of foldable smartphones with Galaxy Z Fold 2 creasing out the snags. Slated to thrive on the success of the predecessor, the new fold model is set out to release at the August end of the same year, with certain design alterations. Though there have not been any certain specifications that rolled out from the authorities, it is rumored that the phone will feature a Dynamic AMOLED 120 Hz display, retaining the triple camera set up, the phone also features Snapdragon 888 with up to 16 GB RAM and 512 GB storage. Z Fold 3 packs a 4,275mAh detachable battery and has a better-sealed hinge with multiple angles against dust.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 reviews: Specs, Features, and Designs

Design

Galaxy Z Fold 3 is rumored to adopt the same vertical fold (book-style) as the original Z Fold series, putting aside the horizontal fold for the Flip series. Just like Galaxy S21 Ultra, Z Fold 3 will most likely be compatible with the S Pen. However, it is still not clear if the slot is built into the device like Note or users might have to buy the S Pen separately. The leaked images showed a slightly smaller gap between the two halves of the folding screen alongside an under-display front camera. The rumors spread notify that Galaxy Z Fold 3 can get an IP rating for waterproofing. Samsung trademarked Armor Frame hinting that Z fold 3 can be the first new-design model to have better frame strength.

Display

We expect Galaxy Z Fold 3 display specifications to have a large-stretched flexible display inside, just like the previous models, alongside the external display when folded. Z Fold 2 comes with a 7.6-inch man display maintained by a 120Hz refresh rate, coupled with a 6.2-inch exterior display. Galaxy Z Fold 3 is rumored to have an under-display camera unlike Z Fold 2 which has a punch-hole camera in the front. The under-display camera of the newer fold series might allow it to boast a larger external display. Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 may reportedly have a 7.55 inches’ main display instead of 7.59-inches, and the cover display will be 6.21 inches instead of 6.23 inches.

Hardware Specifications

We would be a little too honest if we suggest you expect flagship hardware under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. No tittle-tattle could be heard specifying the exact specifications of Z Fold 3, but the phone is expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset under the hood with a RAM larger than 12GB and internal storage expandable to 512GB. The phone would run on Android operating system version 11 offering a dual sim slot with each devoted to Nano Sim. Also, Samsung could use Exynos with AD GPU which the brand said the team is working on.

Battery capacity is claimed to be smaller than Z Fold 2, standing at around 4,300mAh. Both, the original Fold and Galaxy Z Fold 2 were 5G enabled, in terms of connectivity, and we expect the same for the Z Fold 3.

Camera Specs

The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 has a triple rear camera and a punch-hole front camera. The rear camera is comprised of a 12-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel phone sensor, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera. The front cameras are both 10-megapixel sensors. The camera department in the case of Galaxy Z Fold 3 is not yet clearly known. The rumors give a vague idea of Z Fold 3 having an under-display camera and triple rear camera.

The Predictions and Rumors

The phone is reportedly to touch grounds in black, silver, green color and a beige color has also been noted. A Korean news site, The Elec, claimed that Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a 3 percent reduction in the battery of Z Fold 2 resulting in the change of size and weight of Z Fold 3. The ultimate size of Galaxy Z Fold 3 is as same as the original Fold but would be smaller than the Z Fold 2, but will pick up the market with “zero bezels”.

The recent patent for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 shows a cut-out on physical buttons. The Z Fold 3 can be a benchmark for foldable phone technology with its virtual buttons for gesture controls. The latest patent creates an exclusive picture of Galaxy Z Fold 3 with touch-based buttons on the side instead of physical keys.

The introduction to the virtual keys took space on a troublesome user experience because of the physical keys on the bar-type foldable device. The patent described frequent pressing and applying physical force on one side could damage the hinge. Elimination of physical keys clearly offers more comfort to the users through virtual keys. Being at the forefront of the foldable market with its Fold and Flip series, Samsung is expected to ship between 6 and 7 million units of Galaxy Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, according to The Elec.

A rough data retrieved from the rumors and patents depict Samsung is setting forth to change the industry with its Fold and Flip series. And, in terms of price, we would expect Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 to rest under the same bar as Z Fold 2, which costs $1,999 in the US. So you better start saving from now if you wish to shoot for the next folding flagship. Though Samsung’s attempt to get full on board with foldable phones makes the company look poised. We expect Galaxy Z Fold 3 to release this summer however, it would be wise to wait for an official announcement

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