Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 charging port and speakers
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TL;DR
  • Thanks to serial leaker Evan Blass, we have our first look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3.
  • The two phones incorporate design aspects of the Galaxy S21 series, as expected.
  • The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is pictured with an S Pen, which appears to confirm support for the stylus.

Samsung pretty much owns the foldable market at the moment. As such, there’s a lot of anticipation for its upcoming slate of foldable devices which should involve sequels to the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip series.

Now, thanks to Evan Blass, we have what appear to be press renders for the two phones. The renders show a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and a Galaxy Z Flip 3 with the branded names right at the top of the image. This leaves little doubt to what Samsung plans to name the phones.

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Most interestingly, one of the images shows an S Pen with the Galaxy Z Fold 3. This heavily suggests what we’ve long suspected: that Samsung intends to have the Galaxy Z Fold series act as a replacement for the stalled Galaxy Note series.

Check out the renders below.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3

As you can see, both the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 don’t deviate too much from last year’s designs. The camera modules, though, lift quite heavily from this year’s Samsung Galaxy S21 series. This is a welcome change as it results in a much more subdued camera bump, especially when compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 2.

Unfortunately, the renders don’t give us any ideas about specs for either phone. However, we can expect the usual 2021 upgrades for both, which should include a Snapdragon 888 processor for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and possibly for the Galaxy Z Flip 3, too.

There’s still no word on when Samsung plans to launch these phones. With these renders leaking though, it can’t be far off now.