Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Z Fold 3 release date is inching closer as they have gotten FCC certification. As some of you may know, FCC is usually the last certification before a phone goes official. The certification also confirmed some of the specs of the foldable smartphones.
The Galaxy Z Fold3 (SM-F926U) will support an S Pen, though the device won’t have a built-in slot for the stylus. The FCC docs talk of magnetic induction (which is used for wireless charging), so it’s possible that the Fold will at least be able to charge the stylus similar to how the Galaxy Tab S7 tablet does it, for example.
The Fold will definitely support wireless charging at 9W (tested with the EP-N5100 charging stand). Going the wired route, a 25W charger (EP-TA800) is supported. The device will have a 4,275 mAh battery built out of two different cells (2,060 + 2,215 mAh).
The phone will support 5G, including mmWave on the n260 and n261 bands. Also, it will support Ultra Wide Band (UWB), the new wireless data transfer standard that is competing with Bluetooth and is used in the SmartTag+, for example (the non-plus version uses Bluetooth LE).
As for the Galaxy Z Flip3 (SM-F711U), there’s no mention of S Pens for it, no UWB either, for that matter. However, it will have 5G mmWave connectivity on the same n260 and n261 bands. It also supports 9W wireless charging, though the wired option seems to go up to only 15W.
The Flip’s battery will have a 3,273mAh capacity. As for the software, the foldable will come with One UI 3.1.1, according to Ice Universe, who adds that One UI 3.5 doesn’t exist. Instead, Samsung will jump straight to version 4.0, which will be tested on the Galaxy S series first, starting next month.