Samsung’s Unpacked event is just around the corner but, as is the case with a lot of highly anticipated devices, a torrent of leaks has steadily trickled in for the past few months. Now, thanks to WinFuture, we have almost all the information we need in order to get a clear idea of what to get ready for when this third generation flip phone will make an appearance in the stores.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3, as it is based on a clamshell design, will have two displays: the smaller, more compact 1.9 inch screen will be displaying important information and notifications. When unfolded, it will measure 6.7 inches and that main screen has a Dynamic AMOLED 2X technology, an FHC+ resolution of 2640 x 1080 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate.
As is the case with its larger, foldable sibling, the Z Flip 3 will be protected against scratches and bumps thanks to Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus. According to Corning, when compared to the Gorilla Glass 6, the scratch resistance on the Victus is double what the 6 was capable of.
With previous models, there was a bit of a situation with the hinges but now Samsung was able to strengthen the hinge of both smartphones and they both should be able to sustain around 200,000 folding processes. Opening and closing the smartphone 100 times a day should be able to offer the users about 5 years worth of service life.
The Flip 3 also comes with an IPX8 standard, which means it’s protected from dust and water.
Under the hood, we will find a Snapdragon 888 chipset with 8 cores and a Kryo-680 architecture.
The device has 8GB of RAM and options of 128GB or 256GB internal storage. Unfortunately, expanding the memory via microSD is not possible.
The smartphone benefits from just two cameras, with 12MP sensors for wide and ultra-wide photography on the rear and a 10MP selfie snapper.
Other specs include USB-C, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and facial recognition. There’s no mention of Wi-Fi 6 and it will run Android 11 with OneUI2.1 out of the box. The battery is a 3,300mAh with fast and wireless charging.
It will come in color options such as Phantom Black, Cream and Lavender.
Both foldable devices will most likely not launch alone: they are expected to arrive alongside the Galaxy Watch 4, the Galaxy Watch Classic and the Galaxy Buds 2.