Today we have a shocking discovery for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and We’ll be sharing the details right after this.
So this week we’ve got news of many changes and improvements to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 along with some radical design changes.
About the larger inner display of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, a couple of weeks ago we shared some details from Cozy Planes that advised of a smaller inner display of 7 inches and as i said at the time there wasn’t really evidence to go with it.
It seems that this may have been partly true however is reliable Display Analyst Ross Young has now tweeted to say that the galaxy fold 3 main display is going to shrink from 7.59 inches to 7.55.
So it’s a much smaller reduction than Cozy Plane stated but Ross Young also states that the cover display is going to be reduced from 6.23 inches to 6.1 and the reason behind these reductions is that more space is required internally for the new S Pen to be housed.
The main display is also going to be getting thicker ultra thin glass than its predecessor and we get an LPTO 120 Hz display.
We also have news of camera upgrades on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and while many were speculating a 600 megapixel sensor after Ice Universe advice it was in the works.
I don’t think this is ever going to make it to the fold.
We have no idea how far away from mass production this sensor is when it comes to the folding devices from Samsung we generally get much more reserved resolutions.
While there will of course be some improvements to the cameras I would expect something much closer to the predecessor’s camera setup and that was a triple 12 megapixel camera.
We also have new 3D renders of a Samsung galaxy Z43 from Pigtail which again shows us a double folding design and it does tie in with the Z Fold name.
The new 3d renders from pigtail give us a good look at this new device in multiple different folded positions and while it looks like a cool device I think it’s a bit too far from the Z Fold design.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a triple folding device and the reason they’re appearing is because let’s go digital uncovered a patent a while ago and this was showcasing this type of device.
When it comes to Samsung they file a lot of patents to protect their ideas but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s something they’re going to create.
Given the popularity of the predecessor and the amount of time that Samsung have spent perfecting their inward folding hinge then I would expect the Galaxy Z Fold 3 to have a similar design to its predecessor.
But of course as Ross Young stated it will have a slightly smaller display for the new S Pen support.
Next up we’ve also got news that next year we could see another W22 foldable phone again this comes from Ross Young and if it happens it’s essentially going to be the Galaxy Z Fold 3 Ultra.
As always though with the W range it would be in very limited qualities and have a very high price tag to go with it.
Next up we’ve got news of the first gorilla glass for folding phones now according to The Elect corning is launching its own glass protection for folding phones and does aim to supply Samsung.
They’re at the final stages of development and mass production is set to begin in 2021 but currently it’s looking like regardless of progress it’s not going to be in the Z Fold 3.
There’s also news that Samsung are planning to build their own supply chain by procuring glass substrates made by corning.
But improvement in the industry with more people supplying different parts just increases competition in the foldable devices and it will hopefully be another step to reducing the cost of the handsets.
My advice for now is to ignore the triple folding leaks as they’re based on a patent and not prototypes of the fold three.
It doesn’t mean it’s not happening but i’m going to be very skeptical until we see some solid evidence.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 launch is expected to be in august though we do have a little bit of an idea when it comes to specs so we’re going gonna run through all of that now.
The inner display is likely to remain a similar size considering we’ve already got trimmed down bezels we can expect a 7.6 inch dynamic Amoled display with a resolution of 1768 by 2208 and this will have a 120hz refresh rate.
The front screen is likely to remain the same as well which is a 6.2 inch super Amoled with a resolution of 2260×816.
The biggest change here is of course can be the screen protection with 60 micrometer ultra thin glass that not only helps with the durability but should also provide a nicer touch experience for the user.
When it comes to the selfie camera we’ve got no information yet many reports and rumors are hinting at the first in display selfie camera but we’ve got no idea what sensor or lens Samsung are using for this.
On the rear it’s likely to be a triple or a quad camera setup now Samsung tend to keep things similar across their range so I would expect the new camera module that we’re seeing in the S range to be present and it’s likely that they’ll be using the similar 12 megapixel sensors instead of going with the 108 megapixel.
Ram & Storage
When it comes to RAM and storage Samsung tend to push things high with the fold models so I would estimate the galaxy Z 43 to have 16GB of DDR5 RAM and this will be coupled with 128/256 or 512 storage.
It’s most likely going to be powered by the snapdragon 875 plus and the Exynos equivalent whatever they decide to name it.
There are rumors of a 5,000 milliamp hour battery but personally i don’t see that happening they’re likely to remain at a similar size so with improvements of space internally in new tech i would estimate a minor increase so maybe something like 4,600 milliamp hours.
It will of course ship with OneUI 3.0 based on Android 11 and being so early on color variants just cannot be confirmed.
It will probably have as much water protection as they can but we’re unlikely to see any official ip ratings due to its difficult to waterproof design.
We’re expecting an august launch and if things carry on as normal when it comes to the pricing we of course know it’s gonna be a lot so we can expect between $2,000-$2100 if we see the usual price increment.
Now of course a lot of this is just sensible estimates on top of the leaks we have because we’re so far away from launch but i’ll be keeping you guys up to date as any new news comes in.
As always though i would like to know your thoughts in the comments who out there is waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and do you think it’s going to be a single fold or a double fold.