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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 pop up in video before Unpacked event

Video by Samsung Malaysia of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.
(Image credit: u/paxinfernum | Reddit)

If this reportedly leaked video of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 turns out to be true, then someone at Samsung Malaysia's social media team is about it get in a lot of trouble.

According to a Reddit user paxinfernum (opens in new tab), as reported by SamMobile (opens in new tab), Samsung Malaysia accidentally let slip early video footage of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 ahead of the foldables' official unveiling at the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 11.

As of publishing, the video is still available to view on Reddit. And the video was uploaded to YouTube, but was taken down via a copyright claim from Samsung Malaysia.

The video opens up to the song "Believer" by Imagine Dragons. It shows a folded Galaxy Z Flip 3 bouncing around before panning to a Galaxy Z Fold 3 opening with an S Pen sliding along the glass. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 then descends into a pool of black liquid. Both foldables are then sat side-by-side with a splash of water crashing from the back. Yes, it looks like both new foldables will be water resistant.

A final splash page then appears saying both phones are available for pre-order.

The video, if not an elaborate hoax and is from Samsung, seems to confirm much of what's been reported during the past few months. First, that both phones would have increased water and dust resistance. Second, that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 features S Pen support minus a slot. You can also expect a larger cover display on the Galaxy Z Flip 3. 

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Reliable leaker Max Weinback did added credence to the S Pen claims, by tweeting that a specific pen will be required for the Galaxy Z Fold 3, and that a non-compatible foldable S Pen will prompt the user to stop. 

In a discussion with display experts. we were told that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could use electrostatic digitizer technology instead of electro-magnetic. This should increase touch sensitivity and would mean only specific pens would be compatible. 

Of course, all of this and more is set to be revealed during the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 11.

Imad is currently Senior Google and Internet Culture reporter for CNET, but until recently was News Editor at Tom's Guide. Hailing from Texas, Imad started his journalism career in 2013 and has amassed bylines with the New York Times, the Washington Post, ESPN, Wired and Men's Health Magazine, among others. Outside of work, you can find him sitting blankly in front of a Word document trying desperately to write the first pages of a new book.