Today, a handful of renders are circulating and what is claimed to be a promotional video for Samsung’s upcoming folding elements, ostensibly showing Z Fold3 and Z Flip3. Although we remain a little skeptical and cannot confirm the details with our own sources, a handful of well-known experts are convinced, and a few key details lend themselves to expectations. Still, some design details are a bit unusual, so take the news with an appropriate (if not massive) dose of salt.
The most noticeable change for Z Flip3 is the new two-tone design, reminiscent of the “panda” Pixel 2 – arguably the most attractive phone designed by Google of all time, and we will not accept adjustments in this regard. In this case, however, this is more than a design choice, as this “color block”
Google’s most attractive phone: Panda Pixel 2 XL.
The text included in the image indicates that the back may be curved in Gorilla Glass Victus. Sammobile believes that it will be combined with something called “Armor” on the hinge and display. (Samsung recently retained the trademarks “Armor Layer” and “Armor Skin.”) Four color options are shown: white, purple, beige and green.
As we are already discussing schematic sources, there is another statement that the phone can be available in a total of eight colors – adding black, dark blue, gray and light pink.
Galaxy Z Flip3
It seems that most of you still do not believe that the expiration of the Z Fold Series is real.
Well, I don’t blame you. But just look at this GIF I took from the “original” video.
This seems too real to be fake. pic.twitter.com/73RDnnLwWV
– Alvin (@sondesix) May 2, 2021
A video included in the leak, with censored identification information, shows the screen in action in several contexts, including receiving messages and music controls.
The overall design of the depicted phone is a bit more square and block than the previous Z Flip, but the curves and slots where the glass backs meet the metal frame are very similar. The biggest deviation in design is the new camera layout, which seems to use separate covers for each lens, rather than one cover for both.
The images for Z Fold3 show some important details. On the one hand, the phone may have a sub-display camera, which is quite a chic technology and which we have not yet seen in the United States. It also boasts an S-Pen, which agrees with the information we’ve heard before, although it may be a little different from the S-pens we’re used to from previous Note phones. Both the internal and external display can be 120Hz panels.
See front and UPC. pic.twitter.com/tW9eVhJ5dL
– Wonderful Bunny (@rLeakswondering) May 3, 2021
The images on the back of the Z Fold3 also show similar round lens caps on the camera, such as the Z Flip3, but combined in one plateau. This is a rather strange appearance and a significant deviation from previous models, but within the possibilities. Colors can include beige, black, green and silver.
The source of these leaks varies considerably and they have been redistributed so many times that we are not entirely sure of their origin, although they may have come from @rLeakswondering, @sondesix or @BuKarpiel. In any case, they are almost entirely of people with less experience than we are used to reporting, which gives us a break, but a handful of details confirm what we would otherwise expect, and @UniverseIce and Roland Quandt seem to be convinced. In short, they correspond to a higher bandwidth than the usual content of slashleaks, although we might be more confident in them than we are.
Samsung isn’t shipping the Galaxy Note this year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t announce any premium flagships in the second half of the year, and we’ve been hearing the rustling of foldable Galaxy for several months. If they disappear, these leaks may be our first look at Z Flip3 (assuming that’s the name) and Z Fold3. Just don’t understand too excited or upset still. Although we are prepared to point to these leaks as an opportunity based on a few convincing names and a few plausible details, we have yet to confirm them and remain a little skeptical.
Ryne Hager contributed to this post.