Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G foldable smartphone on Wednesday, 11th August at its virtual Galaxy Unpacked 2021 occasion. Follow-up to last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 2, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 brings improvements on the durability front such as a new water-resistant style, upgraded hardware with S-Pen stylus assistance, and an beneath-show camera for a more uninterrupted viewing practical experience in tablet mode. The cover screen is also having an update with quicker refresh price.
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All this, and the Z Fold 3 fees reduced than the Z Fold 2. While the Z Fold 2 had a beginning cost of $1,999 at launch, the Z Fold 3 begins at $1,800. This is for a version with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 specs and features
Samsung is calling it the most sturdy foldable however, which is a tall claim no doubt although there is also some merit to it. There are 3 improvements that Samsung is highlighting this year.
Firstly, the Z Fold 3 is IPX8 certified which tends to make it water resistant. This implies you can submerge it in up to 1.5m of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Secondly, the body of the Z Fold 3 is made nearly totally out of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The most important camera unit has Corning Gorilla Glass DX for protection. The outer frame is made of one thing that Samsung is calling armour aluminum which is stated to be 10 % stronger than the material applied on the Z Fold 2. Lastly, the folding screen is now 80 % more sturdy with a new protective film and redesigned structure.
The Z Fold 3 is also a tad lighter (271g versus 282g) than the Z Fold 2 which is often a good factor to have.
The inner screen stays at 7.6-inch QXGA (2208×1768 pixels) “dynamic” 120Hz AMOLED with a uniform plastic bezel all about it, but the hole punch has been replaced with an upgraded 4MP beneath-show camera. And it supports the S-Pen. Samsung is launching two new S-Pen models alongside. One known as S Pen Fold Edition performs only with the Z Fold 3. The other known as S Pen Pro performs with other compatible Samsung phones such as the Note series, S21 Ultra, Tab S7 FE and more in addition to the Z Fold 3 letting you switch in between a number of devices with a devoted button.
The cover screen is also switching from a 60Hz to a dynamic 120Hz in the Z Fold 3, maintaining the size (6.2-inch) identical as last year.
Under the hood, the Z Fold 3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor paired with 12GB RAM and up to 512GB storage.
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The Z Fold 3 has the identical triple cameras, which is a mixture of 12MP most important, 12MP ultrawide-angle, and a different 12MP telephoto, as the Z Fold 2. The camera on the cover screen also stays the identical, which is once more, 10MP.
Battery capacity has taken a slight hit with the Z Fold 3 packing a smaller sized 4,400mAh battery (the Z Fold 2 had a 4,500mAh battery). There is quick wired and wireless charging. Rounding off the package are stereo speakers and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometrics.