Samsung’s invite. That’s a black Galaxy Fold 3 and a purple/gray Galaxy Flip. [credit:
Samsung has sent out invitations for an August 11 product launch event. The invite might not look like much, but it strongly hints at what products we’ll see: the Galaxy Z Fold 3 (the dark grey shape) and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 (the purple and light gray shape). It’s clearly a foldables event, but we also might see the Galaxy Watch 4, the launch device for Google and Samsung’s revamp of Wear OS.
Normally, Samsung’s August launch event would point to the announcement of the S-Pen-equipped Galaxy Note, but all indications show that the Galaxy Note is dead this year. Samsung shipped an external S-Pen for the Galaxy S21 Ultra, and along with optional support for the Z Fold 3, that will have to be enough for fans of handwriting.
The Fold 3
The Fold 3, with a decidedly non-crazy camera block. [credit:
As usual, most of these devices have leaked already. 91 Mobiles has official press renders of the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which looks a lot like the Z Fold 2 from last year. Samsung’s second swing at a tablet-like foldable was a nice refinement of the original Galaxy Fold, with a bigger front display and foldable glass on the inside.