Samsung is in talks with carriers to launch Galaxy S21 FE, Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 in late August
Samsung is preparing to introduce a handful of new smartphones in the near future. Several reports suggest that the Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3 will be launched in August/September this year.
Now, new information shows that Samsung is in talks with the telecom carriers to launch the affordable variant of the Galaxy S21 series, as well as the successors of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip in late August to expand the market share.
We saw that the South Korean tech giant unveiled its new Galaxy S lineup earlier than the previous year, so it’s expected that the upcoming handsets will also be launched earlier.
Last year, the Galaxy S20 FE was released in late September, while the Galaxy Z Fold 2 debuted in early September. However, Samsung has not yet made official announcements regarding the Galaxy Unpacked event for the upcoming foldable and FE models.
A person familiar with the matter believes that Samsung’s move is to fill the gap in the market for the Galaxy Note series of high-end smartphones. It is worth mentioning that the company confirmed that it will not launch new Galaxy Note phones in August this year, and postponed to next year.
Although Samsung has not revealed any info regarding the upcoming models, it is assumed that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could feature an under-display selfie camera, S Pen, IP rating, 120Hz LTPO screen, Snapdragon 888 SoC, etc.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is expected to come with a larger display, 8 color options, powerful chipsets, and cheaper prices than the predecessor. At the same time, the Galaxy S21 FE is expected to be sold for around 700,000 won (US$624) in South Korea.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 spots with most powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 could be launched sometime in August this year, however, it just spotted on Geekbench featuring Qualcomm’s upcoming yet the world’s most powerful mobile platform – Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus.
According to the information, an unreleased Samsung smartphone with model number SM-F721U was tested on the Geekbench platform. It is equipped with SoC named Taro which confirms existence of the upcoming 8 Gen 1 Plus.
Going further with the test results, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 featuring Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset as well as 8GB of RAM secured 1277 points in Geekbench’s single-core test, while 3642 in the multi-core test.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus is an overclocked variant of the 8 Gen 1 chipset, which was launched later last year. The upcoming chip is said to be manufactured by TSMC’s 4nm fabrication process featuring higher clock speeds:
- 3.19GHz for Cortex-X2 CPU core
- 2.75GHz for C0rtex-A710 CPU cores
- 1.8GHz for Cortex-A510 CPU cores
Galaxy Z Flip4 Geekbench 1277/3642
Snapdragon 8 Gen1+ TSMC 4nm
3.19GHz X2+2.75GHz A710+1.8GHz A510 pic.twitter.com/2I7yEGY0mY
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 19, 2022
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Rumors
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is undoubtedly the best foldable smartphone available in the market. The device looks super cool and its features make it even more impressive. Its Cover screen on the other hand has a lot of functionalities that are more than just surface level.
Meanwhile, customers are waiting for the next generation foldable smartphone – Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. The device will reportedly come with additional new features, a slightly bigger rear display with more compatibilities, a powerful battery, and others.
In the past weeks, we have witnessed various Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 leaks and rumors. Fans have even created the concept render of the upcoming smartphone that shows narrower display bezels, a tall flexible display with a punch-hole cutout, a dual-camera setup, and more.
This is a dedicated tracker to Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Rumors. Inside, you will be getting every major and minor news about the smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Rumors
May 16, 2022 – Mass production begins
As per the report, Samsung has started production of key components of the new Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4, which will be released in the second half of the year. And the mass production of the finished product will start within the next month. Read more
May 11, 2022 – Concept renders
According to the concept renders, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 measures 165.1 x 71.9 x 7.2 mm when unfolded, a minor change from Galaxy Z Flip 3, which comes in at 166 x 72.2 x 6.9 mm.
The rear side of the phone has a dual-camera setup, an LED flash, and a secondary screen to display time, a music player, notifications, and more. It seems that the device has a larger cover display, emphasizing earlier rumors. Read more
May 10, 2022 – Screen ratio
The display specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 have surfaced on the web. This tells us that the next generation foldable will have a slighter bigger screen, than its previous-gen foldable.
This minor change in the screen ratio could make a lot of difference and will be clearly visible when you unfold the device. Read more
May 9, 2022 – 25W fast charging
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 have appeared in Chinese 3C Certification, carrying model number SM-F9360 and SM- F7210 respectively. The 3C database and listing suggest that Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 will come with 25W charging support. Read More
May 6, 2022 – Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chip
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chipset. The chipset is built on Taiwan-based TSMC’s 4nm semiconductor fabrication process. And since it is a Plus edition, it is speculated that it will be more efficient than the regular version. Read more
I confirm again that Fold4 and Flip4 will use TSMC Snapdragon 8 gen1 plus (SM8475)
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 6, 2022
May 5, 2022 – Color variants
A famous tipster Ross Young unveiled the color variants of the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 and it seems that the company is bringing new colors to the devices.
- Galaxy Z Fold 4 – Black, Beige, Gray
- Galaxy Z Flip 4 – Gold, Gray, Light Blue, Light Violet
May 3, 2022 – Bigger cover display
The upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 4 will come with a larger cover display than its predecessor. Although the report doesn’t mention the actual size of the screen, he says that it will be 2 inches bigger than Galaxy Z Flip 3 which is 1.9-inch. Read more
Z Flip 4 will have a larger cover display than the z Flip 3. Begins with a 2 rather than 1.9"…
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) May 2, 2022
March 16, 2022 – Panel shipments
According to Ross Young (CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants), Samsung Display is expected to begin the Galaxy Z Flip 4 panel shipments next month. To be noted, the company had started the Galaxy Z Flip 3’s panel shipments during the same time last year.
Samsung Display is expected to begin panel shipments for the Z Flip 4 next month, same timing as the Z Flip 3 last year. But panel shipments are expected to be much larger. Expecting 8.7M panels in 2022 for the Z Flip 4 vs. 5.1M for the Z Flip 3 in 2021.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) March 15, 2022
Samsung Galaxy S22 FE Renders
The Galaxy S20 FE was one of the best Samsung devices in 2020. The Galaxy S21 FE on the other hand isn’t as famous as its predecessor. It gets overshadowed by the arrival of the Galaxy S22 series just after the month of its launch.
Meanwhile, fans have already started looking forward to the next generation ‘Fan Edition’ – Samsung Galaxy S22 FE. In the past weeks, we have even gotten familiarized with some leaks and rumors about the upcoming device that gives us hints at what the device will be featuring.
But what about its design? Will the Samsung Galaxy S22 FE adopt the same design as the vanilla Galaxy S22 or it will face some tweaks on its design? Well, the company has not yet announced the arrival of S22 FE, so it is far from revealing the design.
Fortunately, concept creators never disappoint us. They design an expected look for any upcoming phone and this is what happened with Samsung Galaxy S22 FE. We are months away from the launch of the smartphones, and its renders have already started emerging online.
Samsung Galaxy S22 FE Concept Renders
Concept maker HoiINDI shared a set of Samsung Galaxy S22 FE concept renders last month, revealing the rumored design and the camera system. Looking at the old 2 Fan Edition, you might have thought it will feature the same camera design as Galaxy S22. But this is not the case.
According to the concept, the Galaxy S22 FE is likely to feature the Galaxy S22 Ultra-like camera design. It’s also worth mentioning that the device is featuring a quad-camera arrangement, which is also similar to Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Read more
This is a dedicated tracker for Samsung Galaxy S22 FE Renders. And we’ll be putting every small and big information about the design of the phone here. So stay tuned!