The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 could be Samsung’s next foldable phone, and a launch would now seem to be imminent – the Galaxy S21 launch on January 14 didn’t bring with it any foldables, but Samsung’s flagships have now had some time in the spotlight, so we’re due another device.
It’s over a year since we saw the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, which is another indicator that it might not be too long before the successor comes. That was the company’s first ‘clamshell’ style folding device, and this is set to be the second.
So why doesn’t this article concern the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2? Well, we’ve heard it’s not going to be called that, and we’ll explain more in a section below.
What, then, do we know about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3? More and more rumors and leaks are coming in all the time. Before the grand Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 reveal, we’ve listed everything we know about it below, including details on its confusing name.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 release date and price
As stated in the introduction to this article, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 could land soon, since it’s now over a year since the first model launched.
Of course, that might not end up being right, and we could see a launch later in the year. Early rumors suggested ‘late 2021’ is when we should expect the Flip successor, while July has also been suggested from more than one source.
While a leaked Samsung launch roadmap running up late August didn’t mention the Z Flip 3, we’ve since heard that it might well arrive in August. That would make sense with the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 likely canceled, a phone that normally launches during that month. One report says August 3 is going to be the big day, while another tipster has gone for August 11, and a recent leak says the phone is now in mass production.
We’ve also now heard that August 11 date multiple times, so this looks likely to be the date. And we’ve heard that it will probably land alongside the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and possibly a Galaxy Z Flip 3 Lite.
We’ve also heard that it might run a new version of Samsung’s One UI though, which probably wouldn’t land until the second half of the year, so don’t expect the phone soon.
Regarding price, we’ll may see a similar cost to the original Galaxy Z Flip, which sold for $1,380 / £1,300 / AU$1,800. That said, one source suggests it will be significantly cheaper than the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, which launched for the $1,449 / £1,399 / AU$2,599, which could mean it’s also cheaper than the original Z Flip. Another rumor suggests the US price will be $1,400 (around £1,010 / AU$1,865).
Yet another price rumor puts it at $1,249 (around £900 / AU$1,650), which would make for a significant reduction if true.
The latest price leak meanwhile suggests a price of around $1,045 / £755 / AU$1,400, which would make for an even more tempting price. While there’s some disagreement so far on the exact price then, a lower one than its predecessor looks likely.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip news and rumors
We might have had our first proper look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 courtesy of some leaked marketing material, some of which you can see below.
The images and accompanying information reveal a new two-tone design (apparently in dark green, light violet, beige, grey, black, pink, dark blue and white shades), along with a much larger secondary screen than on its predecessor.
Those colors have also been mentioned previously, so they’re likely accurate. They’ve also appeared in a batch of renders leaked by GizNext, which gave some of the first potential looks at the Z Flip 3, reaffirming the two-toned look.
That said, a more recent leak does appear more official. It takes the form of some 360-degree GIFs that show the Galaxy Z Flip 3 from a range of angles, both open and closed, and you can see one of them below.
This comes from a reputable source too, and was shared in mid-July – fairly close to when we’re expecting the phone to launch, all of which suggests it’s probably accurate, especially as it matches what we’ve seen before.