Ross Young, founder of research companies Display Supply Chain Consultants and DisplaySearch, has released information on Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone that will feature a foldable screen.
We are talking about a model called Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, which will have a number of differences from the Galaxy Z Fold 2 shown in the photo in this post. The source claims that both screens of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be slightly smaller than their predecessor.
Why will this be done? To provide storage space for the S Pen inside the case. Samsung has already confirmed that the stylus will no longer be an exclusive accessory for the Galaxy Note line. Support for it is expected to be added to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, however, the smartphone will lack storage space for the S Pen. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have such a slot.
My Xmas leaks – Galaxy Fold 3 – main display shrinks from 7.59" to 7.55". Cover display goes from 6.23" to 6.21". Need more space for S Pen.
Galaxy Z Flip 3/Flip Lite – grows slightly from 6.67" to 6.70". 120Hz and LTPO on the Z Flip 3.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) December 24, 2020
The diagonal of the foldable screen of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 should be reduced to 7.55 inches; while the external screen will have a diagonal of 6.21 inches. It’s worth noting that the changes will be tiny, as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has 7.59-inch and 6.23-inch screens, respectively.
However, he also added that the new clamshells of the Galaxy Z Flip series will receive an LTPO screen enlarged to 6.7 inches and support for a high refresh rate of 120 Hz.
Samsung To Launch Four Foldable Phones In 2021
There have been many rumors related to Samsung’s launch of a foldable smartphone series in 2021. Most of the news said that Samsung is preparing to launch three foldable smartphones next year.
Now, South Korean media ET News reports that Samsung actually plans to launch four foldable phones in 2021. The website reported that these devices are two Galaxy Z Fold 3 and two Galaxy Z Flip 2 models. The media also claimed that all four phones will support 5G. However, this is not surprising.
ET News did not report the differences between the Fold devices. But it claims that the two Z Flip phones will have ‘different performance and functions’.
The report also stated that all four foldable phones are only planned to be launched in the second half of 2021. Therefore, do not expect these devices to be unveiled with the Galaxy S21 series.
ET News also pointed out that Samsung is developing a scroll phone; but it said that this is not part of Samsung’s 2021 business plan. The media alleged that Samsung’s scroll design allows the screen to stretch upward, which is very different from the Oppo X 2021 scroll screen concept phone.