Samsung finally launched its highly anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 mobile phones at the Galaxy Unpacked Event. Here, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes as the successor to the aging Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Galaxy Z Fold. Whereas, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 will replace the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy Z Flip 5G. Both Samsung folding phone comes with water-resistance. These Samsung foldable device gets IPX8 certification for water resistance. Samsung official have confirmed that both foldable phones are built with Samsung’s Armor Aluminium.
New Samsung Foldable Mobile Phone launched:
The all-new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus screen protection. Samsung claims that this has increased the durability of its flexible displays. According to Samsung’s report, both the new models have become about 80 per cent more durable than the previous foldable models. This is also because of the redesigning of the layer structure and by the use of protective film. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 also carries the S Pen support. This will be the first foldable phone from Samsung to make use of Stylus.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 price starts at USD 1799.99 which is approximately Rs 133600 in the US markets. The South Korean tech giant is offering this Z Fold 3 in three colour options. These includes Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver colours. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes in two storage variants. The base variant comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. The other variant of Samsung foldable comes with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage.
Samsung has officially confirmed that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be available for purchase starting August 27. The Samsung foldable device will be available in select markets only. These includes the US, Europe, South Korea. Additionally, the device is already available for pre-orders in these international markets. Additionally, Pre-ordering customers will get one year of Samsung Care+ protection along with accidental cover. This accidental cover includes screen replacement, water damage, back cover replacement and much more.
Beside these regular variants, Samsung has also partnered with American fashion designer Thom Browne to launch the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 Thom Browne Edition. The limited-edition Samsung foldable phones are also available for pre-orders in select markets. However, Samsung did not provide any price details for these limited-edition smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 runs on company’s own custom One UI on top of Android 11 operating system. The device features a 7.6-inch primary QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display. This display comes with a screen resolution of 2208 x 1768 pixels. It gets a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate along with 22.5:18 aspect ratio. This Samsung foldable phone comes with 374ppi pixel density.
Samsung Foldable phone: Display
Additionally, the Galaxy Z Series foldable phone gets a cover screen of 6.25-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. The display comes with a screen resolution of 832 x 2268 pixels. The outer screen comes with 120Hz refresh rate along with 24.5:9 aspect ratio. The foldable phone comes with 387ppi pixel density. The display size on Galaxy Z Fold 3 is same as compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 2. However, Samsung is offering a boosted resolution on this latest foldable phone. Additionally, the device will deliver better image results. Also, the cover screen on the new model is offering an upgraded refresh rate with up to 120Hz.
Samsung Foldable phone: Hardware
Regarding hardware configuration, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with a 5nm octa-core SoC. The chipset gets a maximum clock speed of 2.84GHz. Meanwhile, the South Korean company is yet to reveal the exact name of the chipset. However, according to reports, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC is likely to power this Samsung foldable mobile phone. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 features 12GB of RAM along with up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
Samsung Foldable phone: Camera
For photos and videos, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with a triple rear camera setup. The camera setup appears to be similar to what was available on the Galaxy Z Fold 2 last year. The 12-megapixel primary wide-angle camera comes with f/1.8 aperture. It supports optical image stabilisation (OIS). The secondary camera features a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter accompanied by a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. The telephoto lens comes with dual OIS support and can deliver up to 2x optical zoom and HDR10+ recording.
On the cover screen, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 features a 10-megapixel camera for selfies and video chatting. This camera sensor comes with f/2.2 aperture which offers an 80-degree field-of-view. Additionally, Samsung foldable phone comes with an under-display camera on top of its folding screen. This under-display camera is one of the main highlights of this folding smartphone. The under-display camera is designed in such a way that it offers a full-screen experience to the users without any distractions. The camera gets a 4-megapixel resolution with f/1.8 aperture.
Samsung Foldable phone: Connectivity
Regarding connectivity option, the device includes 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, Ultra-Wideband (UWB), and a USB Type-C port. For device security, the Galaxy phone comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The all-new Galaxy Z Fold 3 packs in a 4400mAh dual-cell battery. This battery supports both wired and wireless charging solution. It also enables reverse wireless charging. The 4400mAh battery comes with 25W fast charging support. The device measures 67.1×158.2x16mm when folded and 128.1×158.2×6.4mm when unfolded. It weighs 271 grams. Samsung confirms that this foldable handset is lighter than the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Samsung Galaxy Foldable phone with S Pen support:
The South Korean tech giant is also offering an S Pen support for the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Samsung has designed two new S-Pen models in collaboration with Wacom. These S Pen models are called the S Pen Fold Edition and the S Pen Pro Edition. The Samsung S Pen Fold Edition is exclusive to the Galaxy Z Fold 3. This Fold Edition S Pen comes with no Bluetooth connectivity option. It supports Air Command gestures and comes with a Pro tip.
The Samsung S Pen Pro model is compatible with all Samsung devices including foldable mobile phones that comes with S Pen support. Additionally, it gets Bluetooth connectivity. The S Pen Pro model works with Air Command gestures along with Air Actions. It also includes a USB socket for charging. The Pro model is compatible with multiple devices by simply pressing a button on the stylus. This can also be down by clicking the pairing key to pair with a new device.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Price and Availability
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 price starts at USD 999.99 which is approximately Rs 74200. The flip Android phone comes in seven colour options including Cream, Green, Gray, Lavender, Phantom Black, Pink, and White colours. Here, the Gray, Pink, and White colour options will be available exclusively on the Samsung’s official website.
The all-new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 will be up for grab starting August 27 in select markets only. These international markets include the US, Europe, and the South Korean markets. Along with Samsung foldable phones, this flip model is also available for pre-orders. The Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 pre-ordering customers will get one year of Samsung Care+ protection. This protection plan will cover accidental damage including screen replacement, water damage, and back cover replacement.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 runs on company’s own custom One UI on top of Android 11 operating system. The device features a 6.7-inch primary Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display. The display gets a screen resolution of 1080 x 2640 pixels. Additionally, it comes with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate along with 22:9 aspect ratio. The Samsung Flip phone comes with 425ppi pixel density.
To recall, this primary display on this Samsung flip phone is quite identical to one we have already seen on the last year’s model. Although, the later one comes with a better pixel count. The smartphone also gets a larger cover display. The cover display supports 1.9-inch display with screen resolution of 260 x 512 pixels. It gets a pixel density of 302ppi. The previous version comes with a 1.1-inch display along with 112 x 300 pixels screen resolution. The display also gets 302ppi pixel density.
Regarding hardware configuration, Samsung is offering a 5nm octa-core chipset with this Galaxy Z Flip 3. This chipset can reach a maximum clock speed of 2.84GHz. According to reports, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is likely to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. This SoC comes in pair with standard 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard UFS 3.1 storage. Also Read: Samsung Galaxy foldable phone, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 official features revealed
In terms of optics, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 will feature a dual rear camera setup. The 12-megapixel primary camera sensor comes with f/1.8 wide-angle lens. The primary camera also supports optical image stabilization (OIS). The secondary camera also supports 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter. Additionally, the Samsung Flip smartphone comes with a 10-megapixel selfie camera on top of the folding display. The selfie camera gets f/2.4 lens. Overall, the camera system of Galaxy Z Flip 3 is quite similar to what we have seen on the Galaxy Z Flip.
Regarding connectivity options, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. For security, the device also includes a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Flip Samsung phone also get all the important sensors. These includes an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, geomagnetic, gyroscope, hall sensor, and a proximity sensor.
Samsung is offering a 3300mAh dual-cell battery on this Galaxy Z Flip 3 phone. This battery comes in support with 15W standard fast charging. Additionally, it is also compatible with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0. The Samsung phone will support both wired and wireless charging. It also supports reverse wireless charging. Regarding dimensions, it measures 72.2×86.4×17.1mm when folded and 72.2×166.0x6.9mm when unfolded. The device is slightly slimmer than the Galaxy Z Flip. However, both devices are identical in weight, as both Samsung Galaxy Z Flip device weighs 183grams.
Samsung Galaxy Foldable phone: Availability in India
Meanwhile, Samsung has not yet announced any details regarding the pricing and availability of two new foldable devices in India. The South Korean company is soon likely to reveal the price for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 for the India. According to previous reports, Samsung has already confirmed that both the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 will be available on Flipkart in India. These foldables will also be available on Samsung India’s official website. However, the company has not revealed any official release date for the same in India.
Before revealing the official launch date, Samsung will also reveal the official pricing for both the phones. Meanwhile, bot the devices have already been up for pre-bookings in India. In India, one can pre-book the new Galaxy foldable phone via Samsung India’s official website. Additionally, Samsung has also announced for some exclusive benefits. The consumers can avail these benefits while pre-booking the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Consumers who pre-book either of the foldables will get Galaxy SmartTag free of cost, which is worth Rs 2699.