Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Galaxy Z Fold 2: What is the rumoured distinction?

(Pocket-lint) – Samsung is predicted to expose (*2*)the Galaxy Z Fold 3 along the (*4*)Galaxy Z Turn 3 and a couple of different units all over Unpacked on 11 August 2021.

Although Samsung itself hasn’t showed any specs of the Galaxy Z Fold 3, there were an abundance of rumours, serving to divulge what we will be expecting from the 3rd era – or fourth in the event you depend the mounted model of the unique – of the tool. 

This is how the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is predicted to check to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, in accordance with the theory.


  • Galaxy Z Fold 2: 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 (folded), 159.2 x 68.0 x 13.8-16.8 (opened up), 282g
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3: TBC

In accordance with the rumours, and renders, it seems like the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 will proportion equivalent design characteristics, however the Z Fold 3 will make a few refinements, together with a extra streamlined rear digital camera housing.

The vertically-folding, bookstyle design is about to proceed for the Z Fold 3 with a big reveal at the entrance, unfolding to a bigger inner reveal, although there was some communicate of the Z Fold 3 including (*11*)waterproofing, in addition to a harder body.

Different reviews have additionally steered the Galaxy Z Fold 3 might be offering an (*9*)under-display entrance digital camera at the major reveal, which might see a extra seamless design than the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s centralised punch hollow digital camera. 


  • Galaxy Z Fold 2: 6.23-inch quilt reveal, 7.6-inch major reveal, 120Hz, HDR10+
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3: 6.23-inch quilt reveal, 7.56-inch major reveal, 120Hz, HDR10+, S Pen

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes with a 6.23-inch exterior reveal at the entrance, that provides a answer of 2260 x 816, and a 7.6-inch reveal when opened up that has a answer of 2208 x 1768 pixels. 

The foldable dynamic AMOLED reveal has (*3*)HDR10+ certification and it provides a (*12*)120Hz refresh charge. The duvet reveal at the outdoor of the tool is AMOLED, nevertheless it has a normal 60Hz refresh charge.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is rumoured to be coming with a 6.23-inch display at the outdoor, providing a 2268 x 832 pixel answer, whilst the interior reveal is said to be 7.56-inches with a answer of 2208 x 1768 pixels, making it the similar as its predecessor. A 120Hz refresh charge is predicted at the major reveal once more, in addition to HDR10+ enhance.

The place the two units may range on the other hand is the highest of the principle reveal. As discussed, some rumours have steered the principle folding reveal may have an under-display digital camera in comparison to the punch hollow digital camera at the Z Fold 2. There’s nonetheless anticipated to be a punch hollow digital camera at the entrance reveal of the Z Fold 3, just like the Z Fold 2.

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It is usually mentioned the Z Fold 3 will be offering enhance for the S Pen, like (*10*)the Galaxy S21 Extremely.

{Hardware} and specifications

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2: Snapdragon 865, 12GB RAM, 256/512GB garage, 4500mAh
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3: Snapdragon 888, 12GB RAM, 256/512GB garage, 4380mAh?

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 runs at the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform, with 12GB of RAM and a number of 256GB or 512GB of garage. 

The tool is (*7*)5G succesful and there is a 4500mAh battery below the hood, which helps 25W speedy charging, 11W wi-fi charging and 4.5W (*8*)opposite wi-fi charging.

Rumours were skinny at the floor in relation to what {hardware} the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be offering, however we’d be expecting to peer the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 or the 888 Plus, supported once more by means of no less than 12GB of RAM and 256GB garage.

It’s anticipated that the Z Fold 3 shall be 5G succesful once more, although rumours have claimed the battery capability shall be somewhat smaller than its predecessor. It is mentioned it may well be 4380mAh, which is equal to the unique Fold. We would be expecting enhance for quick charging, (*13*)wi-fi charging and opposite wi-fi charging although. 


  • Galaxy Z Fold 2: Triple rear (12MP+12MP+12MP), two 10MP entrance
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3: Triple rear (12MP+12MP+12MP), 10MP entrance, 16MP UPC

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a triple digital camera at the rear, made up of a 12-megapixel (f/1.8) major digital camera, 12-megapixel telephoto sensor (f/2.4), and 12-megapixel (f/2.2) ultra-wide digital camera. 

At the entrance, there’s a 10-megapixel (*6*)punch hollow entrance digital camera, and a 10-megapixel punch hollow digital camera sits on the most sensible of the principle reveal too.

In line with rumours, the Z Fold 3 will include a triple rear digital camera made up of 12-megapixel major digital camera, 12-megapixel telephoto sensor, and 12-megapixel ultra-wide digital camera too. There are claims Samsung will be offering Segment Detection Autofocus on all three lenses on the other hand, that means we must get speedy, correct focusing.

There is mentioned to be a unmarried 10-megapixel punch hollow entrance digital camera at the quilt reveal, along side a 16-megapixel under-display digital camera at the major reveal, the latter of which might make up the principle distinction between the Z Fold 2 and Z Fold 3.


In accordance with the theory, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be offering some design refinements in comparison to its predecessor, in large part in relation to the digital camera housing at the rear. 

It must additionally be offering a {hardware} improve in relation to processor, some digital camera enhancements to the rear cameras, in addition to most likely the addition of an under-display digital camera at the major reveal. 

Battery capability may just cut back in comparison to the Z Fold 2 and the reveal specs seem to be last the similar, excluding for the concept the Z Fold 3 will enhance the S Pen.

For now, not anything is bureaucratic, however you’ll apply the entire Z Fold 3 rumours extensive in our (*2*)separate hearsay spherical up.

Writing by means of Britta O’Boyle. Firstly printed on (*16*)15 July 2021.