The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 heads to the FCC; S Pen support absent
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The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is not the only next-generation foldable from Samsung to have appeared at multiple certification agencies this week. Both it and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 have surfaced on the FCC's website, carrying the model numbers SM-F711U and SM-F926U, respectively. The TKDN in Indonesia has also certified the Galaxy Z Flip 3, as the final screenshot below shows.
The FCC's documentation reveals the Galaxy Z Flip 3 supports 5G connectivity and up to 9 W wireless charging, a feature set mirrored by the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 will support reverse wireless charging too, which Samsung markets as Wireless Power Transfer.
According to one FCC document, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 cannot operate on the n260 and n261 5G mmWave bands simultaneously, with n260 the faster of the two. The same document confirms that the handset supports the n2, n5, n12, n25, n30, n41, n66, n71, n77 and n78 bands, for reference.
Presumably, support for all these 5G bands will come from the Snapdragon 888 and its Snapdragon X60 5G modem. We cannot find any references to the Galaxy Z Flip 3 supporting Samsung's S Pen though, unlike the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Earlier this year, a leak claimed that both devices would support the active stylus, but the FCC's documentation suggests that only the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is expected to arrive on August 3 at Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event. The next-generation foldable will reputedly be cheaper than the Galaxy Z Flip 5G too, as will the Galaxy Z Fold 3 compared to the Galaxy Z Fold2.