Samsung is expected to announce and release the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 this August. Samsung considers foldable smartphones to be a key driver of future growth for its mobile business. There’s still no competition for its foldable products in the market either.
The Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 were both very well received. The Elec reports that Samsung recently set an ambitious internal target to ship between 6 and 7 million units combined of the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 by the end of the year. Samsung expects the cheaper Out of the two, Galaxy Z Flip 3 to be the most popular foldable, with Samsung aiming for 4 million units. 3 million for The more expensive Galaxy Z Fold 3.
With no Galaxy Note 21 this year and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 featuring an S Pen and more refinement, there’s a good chance it will become a practical goal.
It’s worth noting, though, that Samsung missed its foldable shipment target last year by a huge margin — it’s believed the company originally targeted 5 million shipments globally.
Per the latest leaks, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 should be one of the best Samsung phones on the market with a 7.55-inch foldable display that’s rumored to be paired with slim bezels and an under-screen camera. It should support a dynamic 120Hz refresh rate, though the same can’t be said for the external panel. Its exact size is unknown at the moment, but it’s likely to support a static 120Hz refresh rate instead.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 should sit at the heart of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3. Hopefully the brand will offer 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM as standard too. Other features reportedly include a 4,400mAh battery and 25W charging support.
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 is currently one of the best new phones expected in 2021. Reports point to a 6.7-inch 120Hz punch-hole display and a 1.4-inch secondary display on the back.
The front of the smartphone won’t look that different from the Galaxy Z Flip and Flip 5G, but the back is going to receive a big redesign that in a way resembles the design language seen on Google’s old Pixel 2 XL
We might see an announcement in July. It’s going to be an exciting time for fans of Samsung’s foldable smartphones.