Samsung conducted its ‘Unpacked’ event on Wednesday where it revealed the new generation of its foldable phones which includes the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 and Galaxy Z Fold3. Both new foldable phones come with a water-resistant IPX8 build that is made of Samsung’s Armor Aluminum. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 both also come with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. Additionally, Samsung revealed the new Galaxy Watch 4 as well as the Galaxy Buds 2 which will be competing with the Apple Watch series and Apple Airpods Pro respectively. Here we will be covering all the information about Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 and Galaxy Z Fold3.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Specs and Features
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 runs on Android 11 with One UI on top. It features a 7.6-inch primary QXGA+ (2,208×1,768 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 22.5:18 aspect ratio, and 374ppi pixel density. The phone also has a cover screen with a 6.2-inch HD+ (832×2,268 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 24.5:9 aspect ratio, and 387ppi pixel density. The displays are the same in size when compared to those of the Galaxy Z Fold 2. However, Samsung has boosted resolution this time to deliver better image results. The cover screen on the new model has also been upgraded with up to a 120Hz refresh rate.
Under the hood, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a 5nm octa-core SoC that has a maximum clock speed of 2.84GHz. The company hasn’t yet revealed the exact name of the SoC, though it is expected to be Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 has 12GB of RAM as standard.
For photos and videos, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 carries a triple rear camera setup that seems to be the same that was available on the Galaxy Z Fold 2 last year. The camera setup comprises a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens and optical image stabilization (OIS), a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, and a 12-megapixel sensor with a telephoto lens that has dual OIS support and delivers up to 2x optical zoom and HDR10+ recording.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 also comes with a 10-megapixel camera on its cover for selfies and video chats. It is paired with an f/2.2 lens that has a field-of-view of 80 degrees.
Additionally, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has an under-display camera on top of its folding screen. This is one of the USPs of the foldable phone against the competition and is designed to offer a full-screen experience, without any distraction. The camera has a 4-megapixel resolution and an f/1.8 lens on top.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with 256GB and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, Ultra-Wideband (UWB), and a USB Type-C port. The phone also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Samsung has added S Pen support to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and designed two new S Pen models in collaboration with Wacom. These are called the S Pen Fold Edition and the S Pen Pro. The former is exclusive to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and has no Bluetooth connectivity. It supports Air Command gestures and has a Pro-tip. The latter is compatible with all Samsung devices that have S Pen support and comes with Bluetooth connectivity. The S Pen Pro works with Air Command as well as Air Actions and includes a USB socket for charging. Users can also switch the S Pen Pro between multiple devices by pressing a button on the stylus or can pair a new device by clicking on the pairing key.
The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 packs a 4,400mAh dual-cell battery that supports both wireless and wired charging and enables reverse wireless charging. The battery also has 25W fast charging support through compatible chargers. The phone measures 67.1×158.2x16mm when folded and 128.1×158.2×6.4mm when unfolded. It weighs 271 grams, which is 11 grams lighter than Galaxy Z Fold 2’s weight of 282 grams.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Specs and Features
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 runs on One UI, based on Android 11. It features a 6.7-inch primary full-HD+ (1,080×2,640 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 22:9 aspect ratio, and 425ppi pixel density. The size of the primary display is identical to last year’s model, though it comes with a better pixel count. The phone also has a larger cover display of a 1.9-inch size that has 260×512 pixels resolution and 302ppi pixel density. The Galaxy Z Flip had a 1.1-inch display with 112×300 pixels resolution and 303ppi pixel density.
Samsung has provided a 5nm octa-core SoC on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 that has a maximum clock speed of 2.84GHz. Just like the Galaxy Z Fold 3, you can expect it to be Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 as well. The SoC is paired with 8GB of RAM as standard.
In terms of optics, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a dual rear camera setup that carries a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens and OIS, along with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter. The phone also comes with a 10-megapixel selfie camera on top of its folding display, with an f/2.4 lens. Overall, the camera setup on Galaxy Z Flip 3 looks quite similar to what we had on the Galaxy Z Flip.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with 128GB and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The phone also includes a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Other sensors onboard include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, geomagnetic, gyrometer, hall sensor, and a proximity sensor.
Samsung has provided a 3,300mAh dual-cell battery on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 that supports 15W fast charging and is compatible with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0. The phone also supports wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. It measures 72.2×86.4×17.1mm when folded and 72.2×166.0x6.9mm when unfolded. This shows that you’ll get a slightly slimmer build over the Galaxy Z Flip that had 17.3mm of thickness when folded and 7.2mm of thickness when unfolded. Nevertheless, the weight of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is identical to the Galaxy Z Flip as both are 183 grams.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 Price, Availability in Qatar
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 price has been set at $1,799.99 (roughly QAR 6550). The phone will be available in Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver color options and will have 12GB + 256GB as well as 12GB + 512GB storage configurations to choose from.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 price starts at $999.99 (roughly QAR 3640). The phone will come in Cream, Green, Gray, Lavender, Phantom Black, Pink, and White colors. The Gray, Pink, and White color options.
However, details about Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3’s price in Qatar and availability are yet to be revealed. Follow us on our social media pages to know the availability of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in Qatar, and its pricing.