On August 11, Samsung unveiled a pair of future-proof smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G, in the virtually streamed Unpacked event. Both the smartphones pack some amazing features and flaunt different folding designs. Since Samsung announced two different folding phones, we will be covering each of them separately. For now, we will remain focused on the beefiest foldable phone from Samsung yet – Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 looks similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold 2. But it comes with a significant improvement in features and a slightly lesser price tag. Not to forget, Samsung included Gorilla Glass Victus on the cover screen for improved drop and scratch protection. The Z Fold 3 comes with an IPX8 rating. The X in IPX8 means that it is tested for dust resistance. Nonetheless, it is a giant leap from Samsung to offer a water resistance feature on a foldable device. Yes, it can survive inside water for up to 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the successor of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 released last year. This impressive folding phone from Samsung comes with a 6.2-inch AMOLED front cover display with a resolution of 2268 x 832 pixels and a massive 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with resolution of 2208 x 1768 pixels. Both the inside and outside displays of Z Fold 3 come with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ certification. Design-wise, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is much more durable and sturdy in comparison to the previous model of Samsung Fold devices.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor to offer superb performance. The Gorilla Glass Victus adds more durability to the screen of the Z Fold 3. It should also be noted that Samsung has come up with a special S Pen designed exclusively for this latest beast. Now, thanks to the S-Pen Z Fold edition, you can enjoy writing on a large canvas without any hassle. This premium foldable smartphone runs on Android 10 and One UI 3.5.
That’s not all, you’ll also find a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Samsung DeX mode, Samsung Pay (Visa and Mastercard certified), and Ultra-Wideband (UWB) support. It also comes with 5G connectivity and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. Did we mention that it comes with Dolby Atmos stereo speakers?
Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G Camera and Battery
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G comes with a triple rear camera setup of 12 MP (Ultra Wide), 12 MP (Wide-angle), and 12 MP (Telephoto). This time, Samsung thought beyond punch-hole cameras and added an in-display 4MP camera that is located on the upper right corner of the larger display. Samsung is one of the first major smartphone manufacturers to release a smartphone with an in-display camera module. That’s not all, there’s also a 10 MP selfie camera on the cover display. You’ll also find a bunch of camera modes in this foldable 5G phone that gives you a Samsung flagship camera experience.
Please note that the 4400mAh battery is smaller than its predecessor but should do its job, thanks to the next Gen AMOLED displays by Samsung. The Z Fold 3 5G phone comes with 25W Fast Charging, 10W Fast Wireless Charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G Price and Availability
The base variant of Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G (12GB RAM+256GB) is priced at $1799, whereas the 512GB storage variant will cost you $1899. Preorders for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 starts from August 11, 2021. It is available in three colors: Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver.
This foldable flagship by Samsung will go on sale from August 27, 2021, beside Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Buds 2, and two smartwatches introduced in the August Unpacked event 2021.
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