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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 could have a smaller screen and battery

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 (Image credit: AakashJhaveri)
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While the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is sure to be an upgrade on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 in lots of ways, it might be a downgrade in two, with a smaller screen and battery rumored.

This comes from The Elec (opens in new tab), which claims that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have a 7.5-inch main screen and a 6.2-inch cover display. That’s ever so slightly down from 7.6 inches and 6.23 inches respectively on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

Not a massive difference then, but one which will apparently also lead to a smaller 4,380mAh battery in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, down from 4,500mAh in the Z Fold 2.

Making it more portable

With both elements shrinking it’s unlikely that the battery life will be much worse in this model, and it’s a change that Samsung is apparently making to increase the portability of the phone. Though you’d think buyers who want a more portable handset would opt for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, or a non-foldable phone.

In any case, this is just a rumor for now, so it may not turn out to be true. We might not find out for a while either, as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is also rumored to not be landing until July.

But if the screen does end up being smaller than the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s, or you just want an even bigger display, there’s always – depending on where you live, as it's not available everywhere – the Huawei Mate X2, which sports a similar design to the Z Fold range, but with a larger 8-inch screen.

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James Rogerson
James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.