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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: Support for S Pen, UWB and more confirmed by certification documents

A render of how the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could look, based on leaked marketing materials. (Image source: Meeco.kr)
A render of how the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could look, based on leaked marketing materials. (Image source: Meeco.kr)
Samsung has certified the Galaxy Z Fold 3 at agencies in India and the US. While the next-generation foldable smartphone is expected to arrive in August, certification documents have confirmed multiple specifications, including support for Samsung's famous S Pen.

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Samsung may be focusing on smartwatches for the time being, but it is still laying the groundwork to launch its next foldable smartphones. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 has seemingly turned up at multiple certification agencies, as has the Galaxy Z Fold 3. In the latter's case, it has appeared at the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

While the BIS only shows the device's model number, the FCC's documentation goes further. Based on the documents that the FCC has released so far, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will support a Samsung S Pen that charges inductively. It is unclear this S Pen will charge within the Galaxy Z Fold 3 as they do on the Galaxy Note line. Incidentally, Evan Blass has stated that 'the Galaxy Z Fold3 is definitely S-Pen compatible'.

Moreover, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will support Qi wireless at up to 9 W and reverse wireless charging, albeit at an unspecified wattage. The FCC's documentation reveals that the foldable has built-in 5G, 5G Sub-6 GHz, Wi-Fi 6 and UWB chips, too.

Samsung is expected to reveal the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in August alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Apparently, Samsung plans to showcase the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 at the same Galaxy Unpacked event, which it has reputedly scheduled for August 3.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-06-24 (Update: 2021-06-24)