South Korean manufacturing giant, Samsung is getting set to unveil a couple of foldable smartphones. According to reports, Samsung’s mid-year Galaxy Unpacked conference will hold on August 11. The company will launch the Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphones, and Galaxy Watch 4 at this event. Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 foldable phones price leaks in South Korea.
According to the report, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 phone will start at 1,200,000 won ($1,044). However, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 will start from 1,900,000 won ($1,652). The current pricing confirms that Samsung will reduce the price of the latest foldable smartphones. For reference, the Samsung Galaxy Flip2 starts at 1,650,000 won ($1,435) while the Galaxy Z Fold 2 starts at 2,398,000 won ($2,085). If these prices are true, it means that these foldable smartphones are about 20% cheaper.
In addition, Samsung will actively encourage customers to upgrade to new foldable devices with the old trade-in method. Thus, the previous generation of Galaxy Z Fold/Flip phones will receive the greatest discount.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 will come with a 7.5-inch display. This means that the display will be 0.1-inch smaller than the previous generation which has a 7.6-inch display. Furthermore, the body size of the entire phone will also reduce accordingly.
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These foldable smartphones have since gotten FCC’s certification. According to the listing, the model number (or codename) of the Galaxy Z Fold3 is “SM-F926U”. As for the Samsung Galaxy Flip3, the model number (or codename) is “SM-F711U”. The FCC listing confirms that this device will support the S-Pen Stylus. Although, a recent report shows that it will support the S Pen Pro.
The S Pen Pro supports a Bluetooth LE connection. This means that this stylus will support Air Actions which is not available in the previous S Pen models. The S Pen Pro itself will be charged via USB-C and has a 100 mAh battery with a rated voltage of 5.0V. Also, it will support UWB (ultra-wideband wireless) signals. Thus, it will be capable of spatial positioning, similar to the Apple iPhone 12 and AirTag.
In addition, Galaxy Z Fold 3 will support 9W wireless charging, while the wired charging will reach 25W. The phone will have built-in dual batteries, 2060mAh + 2215mAh, with a total capacity of 4275mAh. As for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, it will likely skip the stylus and UWB support. However, it still will support the millimeter-wave 5G. This product supports 9W wireless charging, 15W wired charging, and a battery capacity of 3273 mAh. In terms of software, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 / Flip 3 should run One UI 3.1.1 system.