Source with unestablished track record posts full Galaxy Z Fold 3 specs, UDC could disappoint
Update 2: Insider Ice Universe has also chimed in on the matter. He says that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will use AI algorithms to improve camera performance. Although the solution is expected to be better than the UDC implementations we have seen so far, it will not be comparable with conventional front cameras.
Update 1: Leaker Max Weinbach says that Galaxy Z Fold 3's under-display camera "looks very similar to the" ZTE Axon 20 5G. The Axon 20 5G was the first phone to offer an under-panel camera and, understandably, it is far from perfect. The integration is not seamless and camera performance is lackluster.
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Just so everyone knows, Z fold3 under display camera looks very similar to the axon 20 5G
As we inch closer to the August 11 Unpacked event where Samsung will likely announce its new foldable phones, smartwatches, and earbuds, we are seeing more and more details emerge. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be the star that day, though that doesn't necessarily mean it will be more popular than the Z Flip 3.
The appeal of the Z Fold 3 largely lies in two rumored upgrades - S Pen support and an under-display camera. The latter could turn out to be a letdown, suggests a new report from SamMobile that's based on a specs sheet posted by a South Korean YouTube channel.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 might feature a 4MP under-display camera
Galaxy Z Fold 3, Flip 3 specs uploaded by GONITV (translated version)
The Fold 3 is expected to have a 7.6-inches main display and a 6.2-inches cover screen (both with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz), a triple real camera array with 12MP main, telephoto, and ultra-wide sensors, a 10MP outer camera, a 4,400mAh battery, and IPX8 certification.
The under-display camera, per today's leak, will have a resolution of 4MP.
Not only would that be grossly inadequate by today's standards, but is also not in line with a recent leak that said the inner camera will be 16MP and previous reports that imply it will be on par with conventional selfie cameras. Thus, this bit is most likely inaccurate, and might even be a typo.
Moving on, as has been suggested by a retailer listing, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 might not receive as big of a price cut as was previously reported.
Galaxy Z Flip 3 specs listed by the YouTube channel are fully in line with recent rumors - 6.7-inches 120Hz internal screen, 1.9-inches cover display, dual rear camera array with 12MP snappers, 10MP selfie camera, and a 3,300mAh battery.
Lastly, the Korean YouTuber channel also claims that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will go on sale on August 21, and the Z Flip 3 will hit the shelves on August 24. As of recently, Samsung was reportedly still undecided on a release date. A June report had claimed that the phones would be released on August 27.
The upcoming phones look like solid contenders for the best smartphones of 2021.
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