In this article, we’ve rounded up all the leaks and rumors to help you figure out what to expect from the upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable. Details on the Z Flip 3 have been leaked over the past few weeks and months, and it doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. We see new information all the time, including updated prices, more detailed render images, and new specifications that pop up every few days.
When will the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 be launched?
Samsung has confirmed that it will hold its next Galaxy Unpacked event on August 11 at 10 a.m. ET (2 p.m. UTC). The teaser itself clearly suggests that the next foldable Galaxy flagships will be unveiled, including the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Equipment.
How much will the Galaxy Z Flip 3 cost?
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is said to cost between $ 1,045 and $ 1,110. For comparison, the previous generation of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 was $ 1,380. The $ 200 to $ 300 price difference could mean it will be a lot more accessible to new customers, especially those who have had their eye on the flagship foldable range for over two years but still haven’t made the leap, like that to spend a lot of money. If the price turns out to be right and Samsung manages to bring it down that much, there is a very good chance it is selling a lot more now than before.
If Samsung were to offer some discounts and perks as well, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 would probably be the best foldable device in Samsung history as it would likely sell like a hot cake. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the $ 1,300 price range isn’t affordable for everyone, but it does mean that a reduction by that much could make it so much more affordable for a lot more people.
The design of the Z Flip 3 is meant to remain similar to the original Galaxy Z Flip from last year, but with a number of changes and improvements that make it more comfortable to hold and use on a table. One of the biggest differences will be the exterior display and the new dual-tone look. The tiny display is reportedly 1.9 inches tall and provides an easy way to access notifications, control multimedia, see the time and any upcoming events that might be on your calendar for the day. The phone has a 6.7-inch Full HD + Super AMOLED Infinity-O display.
The Z Flip 3 is also said to be more compact than the previous generation of the Z Flip. The new dimensions are reportedly 166 x 72.2 x 7.3mm, which means it gets a little shorter, and while it’s 0.1mm thick, most people will barely notice the differences. The new design modifications will further enhance the smartphone and make it more comfortable to hold. The inner foldable display is also said to have received some improvements, namely the Ultra-Thing Glass, which Corning may supply this time.
Rumor has it that the Galaxy Z Flip 3 will also have a special Thom Browne Edition. This is not surprising given that Samsung’s previous generation of foldable flagships also had this special edition, but it’s still great to see. The last Thom Browne edition was a huge hit, so Samsung is trying its best to replicate it again this year. Nor have the fashion brand or Samsung made any formal and official announcements about a possible partnership, so it remains to be seen whether this is true.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is expected to be available in eight new color options, including dark green, light purple, dark blue, pink, black and white.
The Z Flip 3 is rumored to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset and has at least 8GB of storage, although there may be other versions at 12GB as well. The minimum storage capacity should be 128 GB, but there are also rumors about 256 GB and 512 GB variants. The device will also have WiFi 6, NFC and ultra-wide-band connectivity.
The original Galaxy Z Flip had a 3,300 mAh battery, while the new Z Flip 3 is said to have a 2,300 mAh and 903 mAh battery, which would give a combined capacity of 3,202 mAh. That would be a 100mAh reduction, which isn’t very massive, and the experience should be roughly the same as the previous generation thanks to the more efficient chipset and software improvements from Samsung and Qualcomm. The new smartphone will also support 9W Qi wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.
There is a dual camera setup on the back of the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The camera sensors are said to be two 12MP sensors, but we haven’t heard about their specifications so we can only speculate at this point. What is certain is that one of the sensors will be a main camera, while the other will very likely be an ultrawide sensor. Tele would certainly not fit into such a small and compact foldable smartphone. No information is currently available on the selfie camera.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: What We Want To See
The original Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was a great first generation product overall, but it had its flaws and weaknesses. The first and biggest problem is the display crease and the glass technology used. The kink was noticeable and could be seen when the display was switched off. If Samsung found a way to make it less noticeable, it would surely gain a lot more recognition and make a lot of people happy.
The glass technology was acceptable, but it was the same solution as the Z Fold 2, so it was easy to scratch the display with long fingernails. It is rumored that Samsung has improved the display glass, so it will be interesting to see what did it a year later.
The small outdoor display looks very promising, but it will only come in handy if Samsung recognizes its tiny 1.9-inch screen. It would be great to see notifications on it, but it would also be fun and useful to take better selfies with the cameras on the back. If the screen could turn into a viewfinder while using the camera, it would bring back memories of the old days when flip phones could.
The next one on the list is certainly the price. If the rumors come true and Samsung manages to ship the Galaxy Z Flip 3 up to 20% cheaper than the original Galaxy Z Flip, it is almost guaranteed to be a popular smartphone, even if that would mean a lack of some high- End flagship features, like a 3x or more telephoto camera.
Roland is a technology enthusiast and software engineer based in the UK. He is also a content creator and author and is best known by the name “Techusiast”.