Samsung last night finally launched its latest generation of foldables - the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. The new foldables were lauched alongside the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 TWS earphones. The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with an under-display selfie camera and SPen support, while the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes as one of the most affordable foldable smartphones in the market. All the new products are available in select markets, and Samsung is yet to share India-specific availability and pricing details. Customers can pre-register most of these devices via the Samsung India website.
Starting with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, the foldable smartphone sports a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED main display with 2208×1768 pixels resolution, 374ppi pixel density, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and 120Hz refresh rate. In its compact form, users can use the secondary 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display on the outside that has 2,260×832 pixels resolution, 387ppi pixel density, and 120Hz refresh rate.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 runs on Android 11-based with OneUI 3.1 designed for foldable Galaxy Z smartphones. Under the hood, there’s Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset, paired with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
Its triple rear cameras come inside a pill-shaped module that adopts the same colour as the smartphone. The rear camera setup includes a 12-megapixel primary with optical image stabilisation (OIS), a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter with 123-degree field-of-view (FoV), and another 12-megapixel telephoto camera with OIS. Inside, there’s a 10-megapixel sensor and a 4-megapixel secondary under-display camera.
Other notable features o the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 include dual 5G SIMs, LTE, Bluetooth v5, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, GPS, and a USB Type-C port. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 packs a 4,400mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging and 10W wireless charging. Additionally, it now supports SPen that was previously reserved for Galaxy Note phones. Its price starts at $1,799.99 (roughly Rs 1,33,700). Its colour options include Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, on the other hand, features a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED foldable main display with 2640×1080 pixels resolution, 425ppi pixel density, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, and 120Hz refresh rate. On the outside, there’s a 1.9-inch display with 260×512 pixels resolution for quick notifications.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 gets the same Snapdragon 888 SoC with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
In terms of optics, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 carries 12-megapixel dual cameras on the outside. On the inside, it houses a 10-megapixel primary camera.
Other notable options are 5G, Bluetooth v5, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 packs a 3,300mAh battery with 15W charging and 10W wireless charging support. Its price is set at $999.99 (roughly Rs 74,300) that makes the device one of the most affordable foldable smartphones.