The original Samsung Galaxy Fold was ground-breaking and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 was a huge leap forward. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 shows that a concept device could become a daily driver. Users of foldable devices are now getting excited with the upcoming model, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. Although we still don’t have confirmation from Samsung, rumours and indications could allow us to have a preliminary idea about the phone. Unfortunately, there are still no credible leaks about the phone recently. However, we can still make speculations and indulge in some assumptions.
Design and display
Design and display are two very important components of any foldable smartphone in the market. We still have many speculations about how the device would be like. Some said that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have a couple of hinges, so the phone could fold into a Z shape. A patent filing from Samsung showed that the company is capable of designing such a smartphone. If Samsung can come up with a smartphone that folds twice, it will be quite ground-breaking. However, it is safer to say that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 looks more like the current Z Fold 2, but in a more refined way. It could still have traditional design with one hinge in the middle. One significant drawback of current foldable devices is the thickness. When folded, they are significantly thicker than regular smartphones.
It’s quite natural to expect that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have powerful internal hardware. There’s a good chance that it will have Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset inside. However, to make the device more affordable, Samsung may use the Snapdragon 870 or Exynos 2100 instead. We have reports that AMD-powered chipset will be available for Samsung’s new devices in 2021, so it’s another possibility to consider, which will make the Galaxy Z Fold 3 a better gaming device.
Last year, we heard rumours that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will have S Pen, but it wasn’t case. Now, the rumour has re-emerged and there’s a possibility that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will finally have S Pen to take advantage of the larger display.
One important question is how much the upcoming foldable device would be. There are still no rumours about the price of Galaxy Z Fold 3, but based on two earlier Fold models, we may predict that it will be around $1,999. However, if Samsung adds some advanced new features, the price could be higher than that. However, this could be a rather unpopular decision. Samsung may take a different approach by making its foldable devices more affordable for regular Samsung fans.
There is no confirmation about the exact date of release. Some insiders told us the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be available in June this year. If you plan to skip the Galaxy S21, you don’t have to wait too long to get the brand-new foldable device. We could be hopeful that there won’t be any reshuffling of release and any delay, so the device will be available according to plan.