Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be the next foldable smartphone on the market. It will be one of Samsung’s next flagship this year and when it comes to details, we have some missing puzzle pieces.
Because it will be another flagship model, we could expect that it will have Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset for exceptional performance. Even so, Samsung may have a few surprises in store. It is possible that the International version of the device may have Exynos 2100 chipset. It is also possible that the smartphone will have newer chipsets, including Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ and Exynos 9925. It may also have AMD GPU for enhanced gaming performance. Samsung has been working with AMD to develop a dedicated GPU for mobile devices. Apparently, the Exynos 9925 will have built-in GPU. Based on real-life use, Exynos 2100 performs almost comparably with Snapdragon 888. With the addition of Adreno GPU, the next Exynos chipset will have a real edge in graphics performance compared to Snapdragon 888+.
Display is clearly the most important component of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. When unfolded, the primary display of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be 7.55-inch, compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 with 7.6-inch display. While the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has 6.23-inch external display, its successor will have noticeably smaller external display at 5.4-inch. However, the screen resolution of the external display will still remain at 2260 x 816, which ensure better pixel density. However, there’s a possibility that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have slightly bigger display, probably at 7.7-inch. Obviously, Samsung will source both the external and internal displays of the Z Fold 3 from its subsidiary, the Samsung Display. Huawei gets the displays for Mate X2 from BOE. For Oppo’s next foldable smartphone, the outer 2-inch display will be from BOE, while the internal 7.1-inch display will be from Samsung Display.
Other features and availability
There’s a rumour that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have compatibility with S Pen, but there may not be a dedicated slot for it. Other leaks told us that there will be under-display selfie camera. The battery capacity could be slightly smaller at 4380mAh, compared to the 4500mAh battery of the Galaxy Z Fold 2. With these features, it is possible that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be next best smartphone from Samsung. The South Korean media also said that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and another foldable, the Galaxy Flip 2 will be available in July this year. We also hear a rumour that Samsung is working on a new triple-folding tablet and it could be available in 2022. Called the Galaxy Z Fold Tab, the tablet will have three folding segments and two hinges. It should be similar to the Z-shaped model from TCL. However, we still don’t know whether the Galaxy Z Fold Tab could transform into a smartphone-sized device when fully folded. It is possible if Samsung will implement the ultra-thin glass technology for the Galaxy Z Fold Tab.