In a usually short-form reveal, the leaker merely wrote “Fold3 269g” — two phrases that give us an attention-grabbing little bit of intel in regards to the upcoming foldable. If the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 actually is 269g (9.48 ounces), it will likely be the lightest within the vary thus far, and a promising change of trajectory provided that Galaxy Z Fold 2 (282g (9.9 ounces)) was truly heavier than the unique Galaxy Fold (9.7 ounces).
To be clear, even at 269g, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is hardly within the featherweight class of smartphones, and in my expertise something over 200g feels a bit on the weighty facet within the pocket. For comparability’s sake, that makes it just below 18% heavier than each the iPhone 12 Pro Max (228g, 8.03 ounces) and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (229g, 8.07 ounces), neither of which most individuals would take into account gentle.
However there are good causes that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold handsets are heavier than most smartphones: you’re primarily getting each a cellphone and pill in a single, and that requires extra supplies throughout the board: two screens, a construction thick sufficient to be resilient when unfolded and sufficient battery to energy the factor, to call however a number of. With that in thoughts, it’s a formidable feat of engineering for Samsung to make its flagship foldable’s weight corresponding to different smartphones.
So why is the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 set to be lighter than its predecessors? Nicely together with the same old generational design enhancements, we all know that the battery within the new mannequin ought to be of a slightly lower capacity than its predecessor, clocking in at 4,380mAh, which ought to shave just a little weight from the 4,500mAh cell used within the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is predicted this summer season, possible in both July or August and just about sure to debut alongside the corporate’s different foldable, the Z Flip 3. Because of screenshots supposedly taken from a marketing video, we all know that Samsung might embrace the corporate’s first under-screen digicam, and that the handset will help the S Pen, too.
Whereas we haven’t seen any pricing leaks, given the unique Galaxy Fold and sequel value $1,980 and $1,999 respectively, it might be an enormous shock if the brand new mannequin value a lot much less.