Samsung’s subsequent Galaxy Z Fold folding cellphone might need a barely smaller display than its earlier fashions, function a smaller battery, and fairly presumably launch in July alongside a brand new Galaxy Z Flip, The Elec reviews (by way of XDA Builders).
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will reportedly have a 7.5-inch foremost pill display and a 6.2-inch display on the entrance cowl of the cellphone, The Elec writes, which might be just about the identical because the Fold 2’s 7.6-inch foremost show and 6.2-inch cowl show. The Elec says these display sizes include the additional benefit of “zero bezels,” so despite the fact that the screens could be the similar measurement, the third Fold might really feel barely smaller as a result of the precise physique of the cellphone would possibly shrink.
Compared to the Fold 2’s 4,500mAh battery, the Fold 3 will reportedly make do with a barely smaller 4,380mAh battery. Once more, not a dramatic change in measurement and it may not even noticeably affect battery life, nevertheless it’s attention-grabbing to notice if it results different modifications to the Fold’s design.
There’s different rumored modifications to the Fold line, together with the opportunity of S Pen assist, similar to the Galaxy S21 Extremely obtained earlier this 12 months. For the Fold, a stylus might additionally pose further challenges if Samsung tries to combine stylus storage immediately within the cellphone fairly than utilizing an add-on case just like the Extremely. A gap for a stylus might take up area that could possibly be crammed with further battery capability or eliminated completely for an total thinner cellphone.
And — although The Elec doesn’t point out it in any respect, so don’t count on a change — thinness is the dimension which may really matter in relation to a brand new Galaxy Fold. Together with the additional hole created by its hinge, the Fold 2 is about two S21 Extremely thick when folded. If Samsung isn’t scaling down the rumored Fold 3 to make it simpler to carry and slot in a pocket, I hope they’ll contemplate that the following time round: it might additionally assist Samsung compete with newcomers like Huawei’s Mate X2 and Xiaomi’s Mi Combine Fold which each use comparable folding designs and are already thinner than the Fold 2.