Samsung Z Fold 3 not only rumored that there will be two versions, but also the release time seems to come sooner than we expected. According to the news disclosed on Twitter by the overseas whistleblower @Max Weinbach, Samsung Z Fold 3 will officially debut in May of this year. It is rumored that the size of the folding screen and the external screen will be smaller than the previous generation, using the second-generation UTG glass. And support the S Pen stylus function, or the first Snapdragon 888+ processor. At the same time, Samsung also has an amazing move in the CIS of mobile phones. It will launch an S5KGND sensor with about 200 million pixels, supporting all-pixel four-group quad-core focusing and 16K video recording.
Z Fold 3 may be released in May
As for when the Samsung Z Fold 3 folding screen will be released, there have been reports from South Korean media that it may debut in May. And now, overseas whistleblower @Max Weinbach also said on Twitter again that Samsung’s new folding screen phone will indeed meet with us in May. Although no more details have been disclosed, there are still news from internal channels. It seems to have confirmed such rumors, claiming that the folding screen panels that Samsung Display provided to domestic brand manufacturers in the first quarter of this year were just a few similar CPI products. Let’s look at Z in two months.
From this point of view, the possibility of Samsung Z Fold 3 meeting us in advance in May of this year is indeed very high, and judging from the information currently disclosed in the market, this new machine will not only support the S Pen stylus function, but also have the same size. Compared with the previous generation products, it will also be lower. Among them, the folding screen part will be reduced from the past 7.59 inches to 7.55 inches, and the external screen will be reduced from 6.23 inches to about 6.21 inches, so as to provide enough space to accommodate the S Pen stylus.
It is expected to be equipped with an ultrasonic screen fingerprint
At the same time, Samsung Z Fold 3 will also use the second generation of UTG ultra-thin glass, and relying on the progress of manufacturing process, the thickness of UTG glass has also increased from 30μm in the past to 60μm, so that it can be folded and can cope with the pressure of the stylus. However, due to the fact that Samsung Display’s HIAA2 under-screen camera is not ready for mass production, the machine may not be equipped with under-screen camera technology, and the hole-digging design is continued or the front camera is cancelled.
Samsung Z Fold 3 may also have two major starting selling points. First, it is rumored that the Snapdragon 888+ processor will be released in May, and if Samsung Z Fold 3 does come on stage as the rumors, then it will undoubtedly be the first to be equipped with the super-large cup version of the Snapdragon 888 processor. Second, since the thickness of Qualcomm’s second-generation 3D ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is only 0.2mm, it can also be applied to a folding display for the first time, which means that Z Fold 3 may become the first folding screen with under-screen fingerprint unlocking function model.
Will push 200 million pixel sensor
Samsung Z Fold3 is also rumored to have a low-profile version that does not support the S Pen stylus function. As for the price of 1980 US dollars, about RMB 12,950, it is cheaper than the current Samsung Z Fold 2. As for the price of Z Fold 3, it will rise to US$2,880, which is about RMB 18,800. However, the authenticity of the above news has yet to be confirmed.
It is worth mentioning that Samsung will also have amazing moves in the mobile phone CIS (CMOS image sensor). Not only the news that Apple is testing Samsung CIS has been confirmed by internal employees, but Samsung is also developing a purported model called S5KGND. sensor. According to industry insiders, the sensor will be a mixture of S5KGN1 and S5KHM3. The specifications have reached the peak of paper performance in the eyes of mobile phone geeks. It can output about 200 million pixels of photos and support full-pixel four groups of quad-core. Focus, dual ISO HDR, 120fps continuous shooting and 16K video recording and other functions. The current news is that the shipping price is close to 100 US dollars, but the official release time may be later.