The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is set to be the company’s flagship foldable phone in 2021, and the new details to surface regarding the device shows that charging speeds won’t be significantly improved.
What is known?
According to documents passed by Chinese regulator 3C and spotted by GSMArena, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have a 25W rated adapter, indicating that top-tier, super-fast charging will not be possible on this refresh.
The device comes with a 25W Samsung Fold 2 charging block that will be compatible with the next model Galaxy Z that will be available in September 2020. The specific foldable supports 25W wired charging, 11W wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging, allowing you to charge smaller devices on the back of the phone.
It’s possible that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 would be able to support faster charging if you buy a more efficient adapter for it, but battery charging specifications aren’t always up to date until a new phone model is published.
According to previous reports, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 would have a smaller battery than the Z Fold 2, falling from 4,500mAh to 4,380mAh. The main panel seems to be diminishing as well, going from 7.6 to 7.5 inches.
All of this leads one to believe that the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s sequel would be more of a continuation than a breakthrough in the folding phone industry. Samsung is expected to release the clamshell Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable at the same time.
When you know how many moving pieces and exposed crevices there are in foldable gadgets like this, an IP water resistance ranking isn’t a poor feat of engineering from Samsung.
The top-tier Snapdragon 888 chipset would almost certainly control the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, ensuring that consistency is not an issue. It’s unclear when the phones would be out, but it may happen as early as June.