- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 have been unveiled at the company’s ‘Galaxy Unpacked’ event.
- These are the world’s first foldable phones with an IPX8 rating for water resistance.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 and Galaxy Z Fold3 will go on sale in India soon.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 phones have been launched officially alongside the Galaxy Buds2 and Galaxy Watch4. This is the first time in years that a Galaxy Note flagship is missing out at the ‘Galaxy Unpacked’ mid-year event but the South Korean giant is making up for it by introducing two foldable phones. Samsung has been a pioneer in the foldable segment and the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 are the world’s first foldable phones with an IPX8 rating for water resistance. The former comes with a 4MP under-display camera, which is a first from the company. These bring significant upgrades over their predecessors, including better internal specifications, hinge mechanism, and more colour options. Samsung has launched a special Thom Brown edition of the Fold 3, Flip 3, Galaxy Buds 2, and Galaxy Watch 4. These come in White colour with Red/Blue strips for aesthetics. Here’s a look at the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 prices and specifications.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 prices
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 price starts from USD 1,799 (approx. Rs 1,33,500)
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 starts from USD 999 (approx. Rs 74,000)
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 comes in Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Green colour options. The phone will be on sale in August. The Z Flip3 will be available in Cream, Green, Lavender, White, Black, Pink and Gray colours. It will hit stores in August as well.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 specifications
Starting off with the elephant in the room, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 has a 6.2-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X outer display with a 24.5:9 aspect ratio, 2,268 X 832 pixels resolution, 387 pixels per inch, and 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. The cover display size remains unchanged from the predecessor. The main screen is a 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex display with a 22.5:18 aspect ratio, 2,208 X 1,768 pixels resolution, 374 pixels per inch, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and HDR10+.
Powering the newest Galaxy foldable phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform paired with Adreno 660 GPU, 12GB RAM, 256GB/512GB UFS 3.1 storage. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 has support for S Pen that supports air commands and actions.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 runs on Android 11-based OneUI custom skin and a 4,400mAh battery with 25W wireless charging support and reverse wireless charging.
Moving to optics, the Samsung foldable phone has triple sensors on the back, consisting of a 12MP wide-angle lens with dual pixel AF, OIS, f.18 aperture, 1.8um pixel size, and 83-degree FoV, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, and 123-degree FoV and a 12MP telephoto lens with PDAF, f/2.4 aperture, dual OIS, 1.0um pixel size, 45-degree FoV, 2x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom, and HDR10+ recording. The rear camera module features super clear glass with Corning Gorilla Glass DX layer.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 specs
- 6.2-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED outer display, 120Hz refresh rate
- 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex display, 120Hz refresh rate
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, Adreno 660 GPU
- Up to 12GB, 512GB storage
- Android 11 OS
- 12MP + 12MP + 12MP triple cameras
- 10MP + 4MP selfie cameras
- 4,400mAh battery, 25W fast-charging
The Samsung Galaxy Fold3 has a 10MP snapper with 80-degree FoV and f/2.2 aperture on the cover display. It has a 4MP under-display camera with f/1.8 aperture, 2um pixel size, and 80-degree FoV. The phone measures 67.1 X 158.2 X 16.0mm (when folded), 128.1 X 158.2 X 6.4mm (when unfolded), and weighs 271 grams. It is IPX8 rated for water resistance.
Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, 1 nano-SIM, 1 eSIM, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2 (aptX), USB Type-C, and ANT+. Sensors onboard include a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the side for security, accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope sensor, geomagnetic sensor, proximity sensor, and light sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 is the cheaper foldable phone of the two. It sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic 2X AMOLED Infinity Flex display with a 22:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 2640X1080 pixels resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and 425 PPI (pixels per inch). There’s a 1.9-inch secondary AMOLED screen on the back with 260X 512 pixels resolution and 302 PPI. In comparison, the original Galaxy Z Flip only had a 1.1-inch display on the rear. The Samsung Galaxy measures 72.2 X 86.4 X 17.1-15.9mm (when folded), 72.2 X 166.0 X 6.9mm (when unfolded) and weighs just 183 grams.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 is IPX8 rated for water resistance and it is built on Armor Aluminium, which is claimed to be Samsung’s strongest aluminium frame yet.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 has dual cameras on the back, consisting of a 12MP wide-angle lens with dual pixel AF, OIS, f.18 aperture, 1.4um pixel size, and 78-degree FoV and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, and 123-degree FoV. There is a 10MP snapper on the front with an f/2.4 aperture, 1.22um pixel size and 80-degree FoV for selfies and video chats.
The Galaxy Z Flip3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC paired with Adreno 660 GPU, 8GB RAM and either 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. Sensors onboard include a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the side for security, accelerometer, barometer, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, and Hall sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 specs
- 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate
- 1.9-inch secondary AMOLED screen
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, Adreno 660 GPU
- Up to 8GB RAM, 256GB storage
- Android 11 with OneUI
- 12MP + 12MP dual cameras
- 10MP front-facing camera
- 3,300mAh battery, 15W gast-charging
Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, 1 nano-SIM, 1 eSIM, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2 (aptX), USB Type-C, and ANT+. The phone runs on Android 11-based OneUI custom skin and packs a 3,300mAh battery with 15W fast-charging support.