Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G with S-Pen, Ultra-Wideband Support Gets FCC Certification, Launch Seems Imminent

Let’s take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 specifications, features, and other details leaked ahead of the launch.

This is not the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. Image used for representation.
This is not the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. Image used for representation.

Update: Soon after the Galaxy Z Fold 3, 91Mobiles spotted the Galaxy Z Flip 3 listed on the FCC certification. The listing for the clamshell device reveals some common details.

Original story follows…

Samsung is likely to launch two new foldable smartphones later this year. According to rumours, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 will launch in August 2021. A recent report claimed that Samsung will announce its next set of foldable smartphones at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event on August 3. The company is yet to make an official announcement on the same. Details of the two foldable devices have leaked multiple times in the past. Meanwhile, the Samsung Z Fold 3 has visited the FCC website ahead of the launch. Let’s take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 specifications, features, and other details leaked ahead of the launch.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 FCC listing Reveals S-Pen Support

Samsung is gearing up for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 launch. Ahead of the official unveiling, the device has visited the FCC website. It has the model number SM-F926U. The FCC listing of the Z Fold 3 reveals the various connectivity options and bands that the device will support. The images also confirm that the foldable device will come with S-Pen and ultra-wideband (UWB) support. For the uninitiated, UWB is a short-range wireless communication protocol that determines the location of other UWB devices accurately to transfer data at a much higher frequency while consuming less power.

On the other hand, the previous Samsung foldable smartphones did not get support for S Pen, which was exclusive to the Note-series. Samsung, earlier this year, brought support for S Pen on the S21 Ultra. The Fold 3 is also likely to get S Pen support for the missing Note 21 series. Following the FCC listing, we can expect an imminent launch of the upcoming Samsung smartphone.

Other details of the device have also leaked via the FCC listing. The upcoming Samsung smartphone with support multiple 5G NR bands. These include the n2, n5, n12, n25, n30, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n260, n261 bands. It will come with 9W wireless charging support, as per the listing. The FCC listing also reveals the device’s battery models. The Z Fold 3 will have EB-BF926ABY, EB-BF927ABY batteries. Both models come with 2,060mAh and 2,215mAh capacity, which when combined will offer a 4,275 mAh cell. The device will also support 25W fast charging. Samsung is likely to ship a 25W fast charging adapter (EP-TA800) in the box.

Details around the expected pricing and specs have leaked previously. According to a recent report, the Z Fold 3 is likely to launch at 1.9 million South Korean won, which is roughly USD 1,670. It will launch at a 20 per cent lesser price tag compared to the Z Fold 2. 

Samsung’s new foldable smartphone will feature a triple-camera setup on the back. Previous reports suggest that the phone will have a 12MP + 12MP + 16MP camera sensor setup. It is also likely to launch with an under-display camera (UDC). Samsung might ditch using UDC due to logistical issues. If the company decides to go ahead with UDC, the Fold 3 will come with a 16MP front camera on the main display. It will also have a 12MP front camera on the cover display. It is also likely to feature S Pen support, which will be a hybrid between the S Pen found on the S21 Ultra and the Note 20 series. Click here to check our coverage on the Z Fold 3. 

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