While the exact measurement remains unknown, this speculation about the screen size increase is just the latest in a series of rumors surrounding the much-anticipated foldable device.
If true, it has a number of implications for the entire Galaxy Z Flip range. For once, with larger screen real estate comes an opportunity to expand the capabilities of the cover display, which could increase the benefits of the foldable form factor.
Unlike its bigger brother, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Z Flip 3 is nearly unusable under most circumstances when folded. Ultimately, the main benefit of the foldable screen of the Flip only comes into play when the phone isn’t being actively used – namely, its compact size.
Given the high price, it makes little sense for many to invest in a foldable smartphone if they use it normally most of the time. This is what makes the Flip a niche product in the first place.
But that doesn’t mean that users have to struggle to find a reason to buy the Flip – after all, it’s a great smartphone with a stunning design. For many, its benefits alone are enough to justify a purchase. For the general user, however, given the number of limitations that foldables naturally come with, it takes more to justify the high price tag.
Perhaps this increase in cover screen size could be the move that makes a truly foldable mainstream. This at least continues the trend of improving the quality of cover screens across generations of Samsung Z foldables. If anything, it’s a step in the right direction.