At the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, the company introduced a new wave of foldable phones in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphones, effectively putting an end to the various rumours regarding these devices. The foldable phones are made of Samsung's Armour Aluminium and they have a water-resistant rating of IPX8.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
Samsung's latest flip phone features a 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED main display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, a 22:9 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The device also has a 1.9-inch external AMOLED display that can show extra content like notifications and messages without having to open it.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 processor and packs an 8GB RAM with 128GB and 256GB storage option. It runs on One UI based on Android 11 and features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
On its rear, it features a dual-camera setup that consists of a 12MP primary sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and a 12MP ultra-wide camera. It packs a 10MP front camera on top of its folding display.
The smartphone packs a 3,300mAh battery with 15W fast charging support and it is compatible with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0. It supports wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 features a 7.6-inch primary QXGA+ Infinity Flex Dynamic AMOLED 2X display on the inside with a 120Hz refresh rate, 22.5:18 aspect ratio, and 374ppi pixel density. The smartphone also has a 6.2-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 24.5:9 aspect ratio, and 387ppi pixel density. Both displays had Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 process and it packs 12GB RAM with 256GB/512GB storage. It runs on One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 and features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
On its rear, it features a triple-camera setup that includes a 12MP primary sensor with OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 12MP telephoto camera. On its cover, it packs a 10MP front-facing camera and a 4MP under-display camera on top of its folding screen.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with a 4,400mAh battery with 25W wired and 10W wireless charging. It also comes with S Pen support.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 & Galaxy Z Fold 3 Specifications
Galaxy Z Flip 3
Galaxy Z Fold 3
|Display||6.7-inch FULL HD+ (2640 x 1080 pixels) 22:9 Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex display with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 425ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, |
External/ cover 1.9-inch (260 x 512 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 302ppi
|7.3-inch (2208 x 1768 pixels) QXGA+ 22.5:18 Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, 374ppi, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 900 nits(HBM), 1200 nits(peak), Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection|
6.2-inch (2268 x 832 pixels) 24.5:9) HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Cover Display, 387ppi, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 1000 nits(HBM), 1500 nits(peak)
|Processor||Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform||Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform|
|Storage||8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage||12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB / 512GB (UFS 3.1) storage|
|SIM||One eSIM and one Nano SIM||Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)|
|Operating System||Android 11 with One UI 3.1||Android 11 with One UI 3.1|
|Rear Camera||12MP (primary wide-angle) Super Speed dual pixel f/1.8 1.4μm Pixel Size + 12MP (ultra-wide) f/2.2 1.22μm Pixel Size; LED flash, HDR10+, OIS, Up to 8x digital zoom; Video: Up to 4K 60fps||12MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 12MP Telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom, up to 10x digital zoom, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, Super clear glass with Corning Gorilla Glass with DX|
|Front camera||10MP with f/2.4 aperture||10MP cover front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture4MP Under display camera with f/1.8 aperture|
|Connectivity||5G SA/NSA sub6 / mmWave, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1 LE , ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS||5G SA/NSA, Sub6 / mmWave, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 6E (2.4/5GHz), HE160, MIMO, 1024-QAM, Bluetooth 5.2 LE, Ultra Wide Band, GPS with GLONASS, USB Type-C (Gen 3.2), NFC, MST|
|Audio||USB Type-C Audio, Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos||Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos|
|Fingerprint||Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor||Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor|
|Dimensions||Folded: 72.2×86.4×15.9~17.1mm,Unfolded: 166×72.2×6.9mm; Weight: 183 grams||Folded: 67.1 x 158.2 x 16.0mm(Hinge) ~ 14.4mm (Sagging), Unfolded: 128.1 x 158.2 x 6.4mm; Weight: 271g|
|Battery||3300mAh (Typical) battery with 15w fast charging, 10W Qi wireless charging, 4.5W reverse wireless charging||4400mAh battery with 25W wired and 10W wireless (WPC and PMA) charging, 4.5W reverse wireless charging|
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G is available in Cream, Green, Lavender, and Phantom Black colors, at a retail price of $999.99 (Rs. 74,253 approx.) for the base 8GB+ 128GB variant, and $1099.99 (Rs. 81,694 approx.) for the 256GB model.
It is available to order and goes on sale globally starting from August 27th.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G is available in Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver colors, at a retail price of $1799.99 (Rs. 1,33,660 approx.) for the base 12GB+256GB version and $1899.99 (Rs. 1,41,090 approx.) for the 12GB+512GB variant.
Pre-orders start today from Samsung.com and they will ship from August 27th globally. The Z Fold S Pen costs $49.99 (Rs. 3,710 approx.), while the S Pen Pro is priced at $99.99 (Rs. 7,425 approx.).