The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 might be Samsung’s subsequent foldable cellphone, and a launch would now appear to be imminent – the Galaxy S21 launch on January 14 did not carry with it any foldables, however Samsung’s flagships have now had a while within the highlight, so we’re due one other gadget.
It’s over a yr since we noticed the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, which is one other indicator that it won’t be too lengthy earlier than the successor comes. That was the corporate’s first ‘clamshell’ fashion folding gadget, and that is set to be the second.
So why would not this text concern the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2? Well, we have heard it isn’t going to be referred to as that, and we’ll clarify extra in a bit beneath.
What, then, do we all know in regards to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3? More and extra rumors and leaks are coming in on a regular basis. Before the grand Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 reveal, we have listed every little thing we find out about it beneath, together with particulars on its complicated identify.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? A ‘clamshell’ foldable cellphone from Samsung
- When is it out? August 11, 2021… presumably
- How a lot will it value? Expect round $1,380 / £1,300 / AU$1,800
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 launch date and worth
As said within the introduction to this text, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 might land quickly, because it’s now over a yr for the reason that first mannequin launched.
Of course, which may not find yourself being proper, and we might see a launch later within the yr. Early rumors advised ‘late 2021’ is once we ought to anticipate the Flip successor, whereas July has also been suggested from more than one source.
While a leaked Samsung launch roadmap running up late August did not point out the Z Flip 3, we have since heard that it’d nicely arrive in August. That would make sense with the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 likely canceled, a cellphone that usually launches throughout that month. One report says August 3 goes to be the massive day, whereas another tipster has gone for August 11, and a current leak says the cellphone is now in mass production.
We’ve additionally now heard that August 11 date a number of occasions, so this seems to be prone to be the date. And we have heard that it’ll probably land alongside the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and presumably a Galaxy Z Flip 3 Lite.
We’ve additionally heard that it might run a new version of Samsung’s One UI although, which most likely would not land till the second half of the yr, so do not anticipate the cellphone quickly.
Regarding worth, we’ll might even see the same value to the unique Galaxy Z Flip, which offered for $1,380 / £1,300 / AU$1,800. That stated, one supply suggests it will likely be significantly cheaper than the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, which launched for the $1,449 / £1,399 / AU$2,599, which might imply it is also cheaper than the unique Z Flip. Another rumor suggests the US worth shall be $1,400 (round £1,010 / AU$1,865).
Yet one other price rumor places it at $1,249 (round £900 / AU$1,650), which might make for a big discount if true.
The newest worth leak in the meantime suggests a price of around $1,045 / £755 / AU$1,400, which might make for an much more tempting worth. While there’s some disagreement to this point on the precise worth then, a decrease one than its predecessor seems to be seemingly.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or Z Flip 2?
Naturally, you’d anticipate the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip could be the Galaxy Z Flip 2… proper?
In follow which may not be proper, as we have heard the following cellphone might be the Galaxy Z Flip 3. This comes from Dutch web site GalaxyClub, which has a combined document on offering correct info.
It appears the reasoning for the naming change is as a result of the 5G equal of the Galaxy Z Flip was technically the ‘Flip 2’, so this new model is the ‘Flip 3’.
In addition, GalaxyMembership states the corporate is doing it to carry the Flip line on par with the numbers of the Fold line, with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 the following launch there.
More lately, LetsGoDigital has echoed these claims, saying that it is heard from “several reliable sources” that the cellphone shall be referred to as the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.
That stated, generally many pre-launch rumors and leaks say the identical factor and we take it as a right, till the launch comes and proves us improper. It’s very doable this may occur with the brand new Galaxy Z Flip mannequin (as certainly it did with the Samsung Galaxy S21, which many individuals thought could be the Galaxy S30).
We’ll have to attend till the following foldable cellphone comes out to know for certain.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip information and rumors
We may need had our first proper look on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 courtesy of some leaked advertising and marketing materials, a few of which you’ll be able to see beneath.
The pictures and accompanying info reveal a brand new two-tone design (apparently in darkish inexperienced, gentle violet, beige, gray, black, pink, darkish blue and white shades), together with a a lot bigger secondary display screen than on its predecessor.
Those colours have additionally been mentioned previously, in order that they’re seemingly correct. They’ve additionally appeared in a batch of renders leaked by GizNext, which gave among the first potential seems to be on the Z Flip 3, reaffirming the two-toned look:
But different rumors have really proven alleged pictures of the telephones themselves:
Some Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 renders are additionally out within the open, and also you may need seen them, however do not be fooled – they don’t seem to be official. Instead, they have been made by LetsGoDigital based mostly on specs and picture leaks, to attempt to get a transparent image of what the foldable cellphone might seem like.
Samsung Z Flip 3 with Galaxy S21 digital camera design👀https://t.co/yOYj1822IqThank you Tron @EntranceTron for the tip!#Samsung #GalaxyZFlip3 #SamsungZFlip3 pic.twitter.com/myHbOQwHJIJanuary 8, 2021
That stated, a more recent leak does seem extra official. It takes the type of some 360-degree GIFs that present the Galaxy Z Flip 3 from a spread of angles, each open and closed, and you may see one among them beneath.
This comes from a good supply too, and was shared in mid-July – pretty near once we’re anticipating the cellphone to launch, all of which suggests it is most likely correct, particularly because it matches what we have seen earlier than.
Another Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2 leak – that is what the leaker referred to as it – advised it will have a 3-inch display screen on the surface of the gadget, and a 6.7-inch one when opened up. While the principle display screen is similar dimension as that on the unique Flip, that cellphone solely had a 1.1-inch cowl display screen, so we might see a giant enchancment in that division.
That leak, and a number of other others, additionally says the Z Flip 2 may have a much bigger battery than the three,300mAh one within the unique Flip. There aren’t any bets on the brand new dimension although.
It sounds just like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 could work with Samsung’s S Pen. This comes from a trademark submitting that hints at compatibility with the cell stylus. It’s not clear if the cellphone shall be designed round this performance, like a Galaxy Note cellphone, or just be suitable with the stick, just like the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
According to one leak, the following Galaxy Z Flip may have a redesigned hinge, and improved show materials, to its predecessor. These are the 2 essential parts of a foldable cellphone, so it appears Samsung is aiming for a extra sturdy gadget.
Backing up that concept of sturdiness is the information that Samsung has registered the trademark ‘Armor Frame’. The submitting would not go into a lot element, however it’s doable that the Z Flip 3 might include a a lot stronger materials across the edges.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is likely to be higher ready to withstand the weather too, as sources suggest it will have an IP rating, that means some quantity of water and dirt resistance, although they did not understand how a lot.
We’ve also heard that the Galaxy Z Flip 3 may need a triple-lens digital camera, smaller bezels, and are available black, beige, inexperienced and purple colours.
Elsewhere, we have heard that the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 could come in 128GB and 256GB storage sizes, in addition to operating Android 11. 128GB is lower than the Galaxy Z Flip comes with, which might imply a decrease beginning worth.
Indeed, we’ve got additionally heard rumors of a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Lite, and it is doable this inexpensive foldable cellphone really is the Z Flip 2 or 3, with the following cellphone designed to hit a cheaper price level than the one we have at the moment obtained. Though one other supply claims that both the Z Flip 3 and Z Flip 3 Lite are on the way.