Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 to come with under-display camera: report

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 launch is tipped for 2021 and a new report claims the phone will come with an under-display camera.

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will reportedly be the first foldable phone to come with an under-display camera
  • The phone will succeed the Galaxy Z Fold2
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is tipped to launch in 2021

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 that debuted last month brought many significant upgrades over the original Galaxy Fold from last year, including a full-screen cover display, higher screen refresh rate, improved hinge design, among others. Now, it looks the company has already started working on the Galaxy Z Fold 3, according to a report from The ELEC. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will reportedly be the first foldable phone from the South Korean giant to be equipped with under-display camera technology, thereby offering a completely full-screen experience. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 launch is expected in 2021.

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Early rumours have claimed the next S-series flagship (Galaxy S21/ S30?) will be the first Samsung device with under-display camera technology. However, the latest report suggests that Samsung has encountered low production yields with the technology and for this reason, the S-series flagship will not arrive with an in-screen camera. It could retain the same punch-hole design seen on the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series. For those unaware, the ZTE Axon 20 5G is the first commercial phone ever to arrive with under-display camera technology.

To recall the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 specifications, it has a 7.6-inch flexible AMOLED Infinity-O main display with a 120Hz refresh rate. There is a 6.2-inch AMOLED Infinity-O cover screen. It is powered by the Snapdragon 865+ chipset coupled with 12GB and 256GB internal storage. The phone runs Android 10 OS with OneUI custom skin out of the box. As for the optics, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a 12MP main camera, a 12MP wide-angle lens, and a 12MP telephoto lens. There is a 10MP snapper on the cover screen and main display. The phone packs a 4,500mAh Dual Intelligent Battery with 25W fast-charging and 11W wireless charging support fuels the phone. Connectivity options include 5G NSA/SA, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, and GPS/ Galileo/ Glonass/ BeiDou. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security.