Launch date, options, and rumours

(-) – The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip might be succeeded by a next-generation clamshell foldable, and there’s hope it is going to be a serious improve.

Once we reviewed Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip, we did so with loads of pleasure. That mannequin has been subsequently up to date with 5G and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus, however retains the identical bodily design – it is simply now sooner. However there are nonetheless shortcomings, just like the small exterior show.

The subsequent Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, nonetheless, will supply Samsung the possibility to proper these wrongs. This is every part we all know thus far about it.

Subsequent-gen Galaxy Z Flip: What’s going to or not it’s referred to as?

  • Samsung Galazy Z Flip 3 doubtless

Whereas the unique was referred to as the Galaxy Z Flip, adopted by the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, it is thought that the following mannequin would be the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The justification for that is all the way down to the 5G model being taken because the second-gen – whereas Samsung additionally desires to align the naming of the Z Flip and Z Fold fashions. 

That may doubtless see the 2021 mannequin referred to as the Samsung Galazy Z Flip 3, though we suspect these might be additional appended with 5G and 4G respectively, with two gadgets provided, the premium 5G mannequin and a less expensive 4G mannequin.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Launch date

  • Will doubtless debut in mid 2021
  • Galaxy Z Flip launched in February 2020; Z Flip 5G in August 2020

If Samsung maintained its common launch schedule, then a Galaxy Z Flip 3 would arrive a 12 months after the unique, which might have been round February 2021. That after all did not occur.

As an alternative it is claimed the gadget will arrive after Q1 and we’re anticipating that Samsung may have a folding gadget model of Galaxy Unpacked to disclose new Z Flip and Z Fold fashions. This may even change the corporate’s launch occasion in August when the Notice is historically introduced.

There had additionally been discuss of a June or July occasion although. 

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Design and cameras

  • Two doable variations
  • Might need an expanded cowl show
  • Armor Body?

Two EUIPO patents seem to disclose two variations of an upcoming Samsung foldable cellphone with triple cameras, although it is not explicitly said that the patents are for the Galaxy Z Flip 3, however may counsel Samsung’s strategy to the next-gen design.

There’s a third digicam proven on the patents, which is probably going a telephoto lens. The Galaxy Z Flip contains a twin digicam made up of a 12-megapixel principal and 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, so this may be an enhancement on the unique and an apparent place for Samsung to increase on the characteristic set of the folding cellphone.

One model of the foldable cellphone has the triple cameras positioned horizontally, much like the prevailing Galaxy Z Flip, whereas the opposite model has its digicam sensors organized vertically, like Samsung’s different smartphones.

The patent displaying the cellphone with vertical cameras appears to have extra space for the exterior show to increase, maybe permitting the next-generation Z Flip foldable cellphone to indicate customers extra helpful info at a look when closed.

There have additionally been some promotional pictures of what’s claimed to be the Z Flip 3 leaked, displaying a twin digicam and a two-tone design. Primarily based on these pictures, the Z Flip 3 may have a bigger exterior show than its predecessor and are available a variety of colors.

Samsung has additionally utilized for a trademark on the time period Armor Body – and that is particular to smartphones. It is speculated that this could be to provide further power to folding telephones. It is also been mentioned that the Galaxy Z Flip 3 may have an IP ranking – though it is not recognized the extent of safety it would get.

{Hardware} and specs

  • 120Hz show
  • 4G and 5G variations

For a lot of, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will meet necessities by way of battery, digicam and energy, offering one thing distinctive that appears nice; however for the players, fanatics and energy customers, the Galaxy Z Flip might be a compromise they won’t wish to make. 

The 4G LTE-only Galaxy Z Flip contains a Snapdragon 855+ processor, a 6.7-inch main show (with a decision of 2636 x 1080 pixels), a 1.1-inch cowl display (with a decision of 300 x 112 pixels), a 3300mAh battery capability, twin 12MP rear-facing cameras, a single 10MP entrance digicam, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of inside cupboard space with no microSD growth.

The 5G model strikes to Snapdragon 865 Plus, however retains the opposite specs. Any future mannequin would doubtless transfer to next-gen {hardware}, doubtless Snapdragon 888 for any premium mannequin. Samsung may additionally use Exynos 2100, introduced in January 2021, though it would persist with utilizing Qualcomm {hardware} solely.

Presently, particulars are restricted about the way it could be improved, although a 120Hz refresh price has been talked about.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: All of the leaks and rumours 

This is every part thus far in regards to the next-gen Galaxy Z Flip 2/3.

3 Could 2021: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 absolutely revealed in leaked pictures

Twitter person @TheGalox_ shared some promotional pictures on Twitter displaying the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3. The Flip 3 seems to characteristic a two-tone design and are available darkish inexperienced, gentle violet, beige, gray, black, pink, darkish blue, and white. All are proven with a black part housing the secondary display with two cameras on the facet.

It seems the Z Flip 3 may have a bigger cowl show than the 1.1-inch secondary display discovered on the unique Z Flip.

19 April 2021: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 to have an IP ranking

Sources speaking to SamMobile have revealed that the Z Flip 3 may have an IP ranking.


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18 April 2021: Samsung emblems Armor Body 

Samsung has filed a trademark for Armor Body, particularly for smartphones, and it is speculated that this could be used for the Z Flip 3.

8 February 2021: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 may launch in July

Leaker Ice Universe claimed the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 2/3 may launch in July – which might put the launch of the following foldable gadgets in the midst of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Notice launches.

1 February 2021: Samsung Show creating rollable and slidable shows

Samsung Show is alleged to be taking a look at creating slidable and rollable shows in a bid to cement its management within the foldable displaymarket.

15 January 2021: Samsung is bringing S Pen assist to different product classes

Samsung confirmed that extending the S Pen assist to the Galaxy S21 Extremely is not a one-off: “We have made the daring choice to increase the S Pen expertise to Galaxy S21 Extremely, and plan to increase the S Pen expertise throughout further gadget classes sooner or later.”

That sounds unequivocally like we will count on to see S Pen assist extra broadly – maybe within the Z gadgets?

29 December 2020: SM-F720F could possibly be cheaper Z Flip 3 mannequin

Particulars on a less expensive Z Flip 3 mannequin proceed to move with a mannequin quantity and a few hypothesis on the naming.

16 December 2020: Z Flip 3 anticipated in two variations in 2021

Rumours counsel that there might be two variations of the Z Flip in 2021 – a premium gadget and a extra inexpensive model. It is anticipated to be referred to as the Z Flip 3, skipping the Flip 2 title, which is informally utilized to the 5G model of the unique cellphone.

10 December 2020: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 may cost much less

Rumours counsel that Samsung might be bringing the value of the next-gen folding cellphone down to maneuver it into the mainstream. 

26 November 2020: Subsequent-gen Samsung Galaxy Z Flip may have 120Hz show, launch mid-2021

A report from The Elec claimed the following Galaxy Z Flip will arrive after Q1 2021, whereas leaker Ice Universe claims it’ll characteristic a 120Hz refresh price show.

22 July 2020: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip up to date with 5G and Snapdragon 865 Plus for blistering pace

Samsung introduced a 5G model of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, however the general design is similar as the unique Z Flip. A few of the {hardware} may move into the next-gen gadget, nonetheless.

20 July 2020: Apparently there might be a brand new Galaxy Z Flip at Samsung’s subsequent launch in any case

New info means that the brand new model of the Z Flip is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus.

5 Could 2020: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2 pictured in renders with vertical cameras, exterior show

Two patents spotted on EUIPO by LetsGoDigital after which re-imagined in renders, reveal two doable variations of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2.

21 April 2020: Samsung may launch a 5G model of the Galaxy Z Flip foldable

Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip foldable alongside the Galaxy S20 sequence earlier this 12 months. It is accessible in an LTE mannequin – though a brand new report signifies Samsung may announce a 5G mannequin of the Galaxy Flip in 2020.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Enhancing by Britta O’Boyle.

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