There’s no secret that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 foldable smartphones are two of the most anticipated devices of the year, and there is plenty of speculation, leaks and rumors going around about them lately. However we did not have any images to enjoy: all we had to go after were some snapshots we caught from a video but nothing else much, until now.
Notorious leakster Evan Blass has done what he does best and revealed the very first images of the two foldable Android devices. Blass has a well-documented track record of reliable leaks, so we can assume what we’re looking at is, if not the real thing, pretty close to what’s coming.
The Korean company had promised a thinner and lighter Galaxy Z Fold 3 than the Fold 2 , but from the renderings below, it’s hard to see any aesthetic differences, although the devices have their own little surprises.
To begin with, the Z Flip 3 has a two-tone design, and, while that is not new, we haven’t seen the Gold variant before. The camera and secondary screen are set up in the black part of the device.
The render also shows that the second screen is much bigger and can hold two lines of text. The dual cameras also are larger and a metal frame seems to surround the device.
As far as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, it comes accompanied by the partner we’ve all been hoping for: the S Pen.
As expected, the device will be the first to feature one. The pen itself has “folded edition” laser-etched on it, which indicates that the foldable line will get its own version of the S Pen.
Unfortunately, if the renders are the real deal, there is a disappointing reveal: it was said that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will feature an under-display camera; however, the image clearly shows a punch-hole selfie snapper on the right side of the screen, in a design choice clearly reminiscent of the Z Fold 2.
The camera housing is a little more subdued than that of its predecessor but none of the shooters appears to be a periscope. We can assume we will see a wide, ultrawide and 2 or 3x telescopic lens setting. Again, similar to the Fold 2.
One of Fold 2’s issues was the screen gap and from the photos we cannot tell if the Fold 3 will have the same problem and we also can’t tell if the phone will be, as Samsung promised, thinner than its predecessor when folded.
The phones appear side by side in one of the shots so we can safely assume that Samsung plans to launch the two devices side by side.
With an Unpacked event most likely to take place in August, we still have plenty of time for new leaks. We’ll keep you posted.