Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Release date, features, rumours, and news

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(Pocket-lint) - The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip volition beryllium succeeded by a next-generation clamshell foldable, and there's anticipation this Z Flip 3 volition beryllium a large upgrade.

When we reviewed Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip, we did truthful with plentifulness of excitement. That exemplary has been subsequently updated with 5G and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus, though retains the aforesaid carnal plan - it's conscionable present faster. There are however, inactive shortcomings, similar the tiny outer display.

Will the Galaxy Z Flip 3 measurement things up? Here's everything we cognize astir it truthful far.

Release day and price

  • 11 August event
  • 27 August release?
  • Around $1200/£1250

Samsung has confirmed its next Galaxy Unpacked event volition instrumentality spot connected 11 August. The tagline for the lawsuit is "Get acceptable to unfold". It's rumoured the Galaxy Z Flip 3 volition beryllium announced, alongside the Z Fold 3 and caller smartwatches successful the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic.

It's said the Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 volition past beryllium made disposable connected 27 August.

In presumption of price, the Galaxy Z Flip outgo astir $1400 successful the US and £1300 successful the UK erstwhile it initially launched. The 5G exemplary was cheaper, costing astir $1199 successful the US and £1229 successful the UK. There person been nary rumours arsenic to however overmuch the Z Flip 3 volition outgo but we'd expect a akin ballpark to erstwhile models and cheaper than the Z Fold 3.

Design and cameras

  • Dual cameras successful a recently integrated design
  • Expanded screen display
  • Armor Frame?

Leaked pictures of the purported Z Flip 3 suggest the instrumentality volition person dual cameras connected its front. That's overmuch the aforesaid arsenic the treble 12-megapixel (main and ultra-wide lenses) connected the existing exemplary - but successful the Flip 3 the plan is overmuch amended integrated.

The different large uncover from the leaked images is however the outer show neighbouring those cameras is larger than successful the erstwhile models, possibly allowing the next-generation Z Flip foldable telephone to amusement users much utile accusation astatine a glimpse erstwhile closed.

This plan was reiterated by further representation renders and a video of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 from GizNext. The images amusement the instrumentality successful assorted colour options, which Blass besides reiterated by tweeting respective abbreviated videos.

Elsewhere, Samsung applied for a trademark connected the word Armor Frame - and this is circumstantial to its smartphones. It's speculated that this mightiness beryllium to springiness further spot to folding phones. It's besides been said that the Galaxy Z Flip 3 volition person an IP standing for water- and dust-resistance - with caller claims saying IPX8. 

Hardware and specs

  • 120Hz display
  • 4G and 5G versions?
  • 15W charging speeds

For many, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip volition conscionable requirements successful presumption of battery, camera and power, providing thing unsocial that looks great; but for the gamers, enthusiasts and powerfulness users, the Galaxy Z Flip is astir apt a compromise they mightiness not privation to make. 

The 4G LTE-only archetypal Galaxy Z Flip features a Snapdragon 855+ processor, a 6.7-inch superior show (with a solution of 2636 x 1080 pixels), a 1.1-inch screen surface (with a solution of 300 x 112 pixels), a 3300mAh artillery capacity, dual 12MP rear-facing cameras, a azygous 10MP beforehand camera, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of interior retention abstraction with nary microSD expansion.

The second-gen 5G mentation moves to Snapdragon 865 Plus, but retains the different specs. Any aboriginal exemplary would truthful apt determination to next-gen hardware, apt Snapdragon 888 for immoderate premium exemplary - though this whitethorn not beryllium indispensable for the clamshell model, truthful SD870 shouldn't yet beryllium ruled out.

With the Z Flip 3, we haven't heard overmuch successful presumption of halfway specs, however, a CCC listing revealed that we should expect 15W charging speeds akin to the existent procreation Z Flip 5G and a 2300mAh artillery was mentioned. A much caller FCC certification, reveals 9W wireless charging.

Currently, details are constricted astir however the foldable mightiness beryllium improved, though a 120Hz refresh rate has been mentioned and it's said to person a 6.7-inch LTPO surface main show and a 1.9-inch screen display.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: All the leaks and rumours 

Here's everything truthful acold astir the next-gen Galaxy Z Flip 3.

26 July 2021: New Samsung Flip 3 and Fold 3 render shows phones resisting h2o splashes

Evan Blass tweeted the expected camera specifications of the Z Flip 3, the details connected the screen show and revealed the IP standing for the device, on with a caller image.

Few upcoming foldable details.

Z Flip3
- 6.7" interior / 1.9" screen displays
- 12MP x2 (rear) / 10MP (selfie)

Z Fold3
- 7.6" interior / 6.2" outer displays
- 12MP x3 (rear) / 10MP (cover selfie) / 4MP (main selfie)
- 2 optional S-Pens (Pro and Fold Edition)

Both phones IPX8

— Evan (@evleaks) July 26, 2021

21 July 2021: Samsung confirms Galaxy Unpacked

Samsung sent retired authoritative invites to its Galaxy Unpacked lawsuit connected 11 August.

19 July 2021: Major leak claims Samsung 120Hz LTPO show volition thrust astir 2021 foldable phones

Ross Young, AKA @DSCCRoss, claimed that Samsung's Z Flip 3 would athletics a 6.7-inch 120Hz LTPO display.

12 July 2021: 11 August Samsung Galaxy Unpacked to beryllium packed with launches, spot them here

Evan Blass posted a fig of abbreviated videos connected his Twitter relationship revealing what helium believes volition beryllium announced astatine Galaxy Unpacked connected 11 August. The Z Flip 3 was 1 of them.

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 10, 2021

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5 July 2021: Samsung officially confirms day of Galaxy Unpacked 2021

Korean tract Digital Daily reported claiming a Samsung authoritative has said Galaxy Unpacked 2021 volition instrumentality spot connected 11 August.

1 July 2021: Here's a large look astatine the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, and each its colour options

Evan Blass tweeted respective abbreviated videos showing the Galaxy Z Flip 3 successful a fig of colours. 

Galaxy Z Flip3 5G

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) June 30, 2021

30 June 2021: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 could instrumentality spot connected 11 August

Renders published by GizNext diagnostic the day - 11 August - connected the display, suggesting this could beryllium the day it is revealed and truthful the day of Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021.

30 June 2021: Renders of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 enactment erstwhile leaks

GizNext published immoderate renders and a video of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 successful a fig of colour options. The renders lucifer the plan antecedently leaked.

25 June 2021: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 pictures leak

Here's a archetypal look astatine the next-gen foldables.

24 June 2021: FCC certification reveals 5G and 9W wireless charging

Some constricted details revealed successful an FCC filing.

22 June 2021: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 tipped for 3 August reveal

A study said Samsung is tipped to clasp an Unpacked lawsuit connected 3 August to uncover the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Fold 3.

15 June 2021: Leak points to caller merchandise day for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3

A study claimed the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 volition beryllium made disposable from 27 August 2021.

11 May 2021: Samsung eyeing an August Unpacked lawsuit to motorboat Fold 3, Flip 3 and Galaxy S21 FE

Industry sources claim Samsung is considering an August Unpacked lawsuit to motorboat the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy S21 FE.

7 May 2021: 15W charging speeds revealed by certification listing

China's CCC (or 3C) has a certification listing that reveals the Z Flip 3 volition person a 15W powerfulness adapter, conscionable similar its predecessor. 

3 May 2021: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 afloat revealed successful leaked images

Twitter idiosyncratic @TheGalox_ shared immoderate promotional images connected Twitter showing the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3. The Flip 3 appears to diagnostic a two-tone plan and travel successful acheronian green, airy violet, beige, grey, black, pink, acheronian blue, and white. All are shown with a achromatic conception lodging the secondary surface with 2 cameras connected the side.

It appears the Z Flip 3 volition person a larger screen show than the 1.1-inch secondary surface recovered connected the archetypal Z Flip.

19 April 2021: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 to person an IP rating

Sources talking to SamMobile person revealed that the Z Flip 3 volition person an IP rating.

18 April 2021: Samsung trademarks Armor Frame 

Samsung has filed a trademark for Armor Frame, specifically for smartphones, and it's speculated that this mightiness beryllium used for the Z Flip 3.

2 April 2021: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 appears connected SafetyKorea with artillery capacity 

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 appeared connected SafetyKorea with a 2300mAh battery.

8 February 2021: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 could motorboat successful July

Leaker Ice Universe claimed the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 2/3 could motorboat successful July - which would enactment the motorboat of the adjacent foldable devices successful the mediate of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note launches.

1 February 2021: Samsung Display processing rollable and slidable displays

Samsung Display is said to beryllium looking astatine processing slidable and rollable displays successful a bid to cement its enactment successful the foldable displaymarket.

15 January 2021: Samsung is bringing S Pen enactment to different merchandise categories

Samsung confirmed that extending the S Pen enactment to the Galaxy S21 Ultra isn't a one-off: "We've made the bold determination to grow the S Pen acquisition to Galaxy S21 Ultra, and program to grow the S Pen acquisition crossed further instrumentality categories successful the future."

That sounds unequivocally similar we tin expect to spot S Pen enactment much wide - possibly successful the Z devices?

29 December 2020: SM-F720F could beryllium cheaper Z Flip 3 model

Details connected a cheaper Z Flip 3 model proceed to travel with a exemplary fig and immoderate speculation connected the naming.

16 December 2020: Z Flip 3 expected successful 2 versions successful 2021

Rumours suggest that determination volition beryllium two versions of the Z Flip successful 2021 - a premium instrumentality and a much affordable version. It's expected to beryllium called the Z Flip 3, skipping the Flip 2 name, which is informally applied to the 5G mentation of the archetypal phone.

10 December 2020: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 mightiness outgo less

Rumours suggest that Samsung volition beryllium bringing the terms of the next-gen folding telephone down to determination it into the mainstream. 

26 November 2020: Next-gen Samsung Galaxy Z Flip could person 120Hz display, motorboat mid-2021

A study from The Elec claimed the adjacent Galaxy Z Flip volition get aft Q1 2021, portion leaker Ice Universe claims it volition diagnostic a 120Hz refresh complaint display.

22 July 2020: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip updated with 5G and Snapdragon 865 Plus for blistering speed

Samsung announced a 5G mentation of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, but the wide plan is the aforesaid arsenic the archetypal Z Flip. Some of the hardware mightiness travel into the next-gen device, however.

20 July 2020: Apparently determination volition beryllium a caller Galaxy Z Flip astatine Samsung's adjacent motorboat aft all

New information suggests that the caller mentation of the Z Flip is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus.

5 May 2020: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2 pictured successful renders with vertical cameras, outer display

Two patents spotted connected EUIPO by LetsGoDigital and past re-imagined successful renders, reveal two imaginable versions of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2.

21 April 2020: Samsung mightiness motorboat a 5G mentation of the Galaxy Z Flip foldable

Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip foldable alongside the Galaxy S20 series earlier this year. It's disposable successful an LTE exemplary - though a caller study indicates Samsung mightiness denote a 5G exemplary of the Galaxy Flip successful 2020.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 14 May 2020.

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