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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 battery, charging and price details emerge in new leaks

The Z Fold3 might look like this. (Source: Evan Blass)
The Z Fold3 might look like this. (Source: Evan Blass)
Samsung is now all but certain to launch a 2021 flagship called the Galaxy Z Fold3 during its next major Unpacked event. The latest leaks associated with this premium flexible-display device purport to reveal its battery capacity ahead of its launch. A prominent tipster also claims to know its top charging rate, as well as its price in at least 1 market.

Samsung may have inadvertently revealed that its upcoming successor to the super-flagship Galaxy Z Fold2 will be called the Fold3 (or SM-F926x) in registering it with Thailand's NBTC authority ahead of its release to that country. Now, the prolific leaker Digital Chat Station reports that the OEM has done the same in China, as it has in Vietnam.

This certification apparently reveals that the foldable phablet will, like its predecessor, split its battery between its 2 halves and connect them via its hinge. One of these power-packs has a typical rating of 2,155mAh, whereas the second has a 2,345mAh capacity; therefore, the Z Fold3 will probably appear on spec sheets as a 4,500mAh device.

Digital Chat Station also now asserts that the Galaxy Z Fold3 will charge at up to 25W, with no mention of the higher-end 45W standard available to older Samsung flagships. Nevertheless, the leaker estimates the folding phablet will still come in at around the 15,000 yuan (~US$2,320) mark on its debut in China.

This is not a huge departure from the Galaxy Z Fold2's price-point. Despite this, Digital Chat Station also now seems to believe that some of its main issues will persist in its successor, main-display creasing and relative fragility included.

Similarly, with a 6.2-inch external display and 7.5-inch internal screen, the Z Fold line is not expected to evolve much in terms of size from generation to generation. Then again, its latest leak specifies a "128.1 x 158.2 x 6.4" value, which, assuming it refers to the device's footprint while open in millimeters, might mean it is actually slightly shorter and thinner than the Z Fold2.

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The Galaxy Z Fold3's latest certifications yield a few more details about the flagship foldable. (Source: Digital Chat Station via Weibo, GizmoChina)
The Galaxy Z Fold3's latest certifications yield a few more details about the flagship foldable. (Source: Digital Chat Station via Weibo, GizmoChina)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-07-13 (Update: 2021-07-14)