Ahead of their rumored launch sometime in August, Samsung’s two next-gen foldable phones have seemingly just been revealed in a series of leaked photos sporting some interesting upgrades.
In what appear to be official renders posted on Twitter by noted-leaker Evan Blass, we can see the updated design for the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 5G. And while both phones sport a similar design compared to their predecessors, there are a few new components that could have a pretty big impact on how they’re used.
For the Galaxy Z Fold3, not only does it appear to have smaller bezels around the outside of its flexible display and a smaller camera module in the back, in the second image, the phone is pictured next to one of Samsung’s S-Pens, which suggests that, unlike previous Galaxy Folds, the Z Fold3 will feature built-in stylus support, and by extension, an updated formula for Samsung’s flexible screen tech.
Previously, Samsung’s foldable screens featured a soft polymer layer on top that was easy to crease or dent when pressed with a hard object, making the inclusion of stylus support a non-starter. But with it looking like Samsung won’t release a new Galaxy Note in 2021, the addition of stylus support to the Z Fold line signals that Samsung’s most expensive phone could be ready to finally become the “do everything” phone people have dreamed about since Samsung’s first foldable hit the market in 2019. More