Samsung’s third-generation foldable phone in its first image.
Features of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
The 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a refresh rate of 120Hz. Compared to the previous model, which only had a 60Hz refresh rate, this is a significant gain. As a result, the gameplay and scrolling are incredibly fluid on a bright monitor. When the phone is folded, there is an additional 6.2-inch Infinity Flex display on the cover, which makes it simple to monitor notifications and reply to messages.
S Pen support is also provided. There is no S Pen slot in the device itself, unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, but the new S Pen Pro and S Pen Fold Edition (both of which function with the Galaxy Z Fold 3) come with cases. To safeguard the screen, the new S Pen Fold Edition, which was created especially for this smartphone, includes a retractable nib that will pull back if too much pressure is applied. Beginning on August 27, the S Pen Fold Edition will cost £100.
Camera for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3’s three primary cameras are located on the device’s back. Three 12MP cameras—a 12MP Ultra Wide, 12MP Wide, and a 12MP Telephoto—are used in the triple camera setup. The first ever under-display camera to be included on a Samsung phone is then visible on the main display. Despite having only 4MP, it cannot be seen at all while playing games or viewing videos.
With a split-screen mode that enables you to watch films from both the display camera and the back cameras simultaneously, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 can also be used for simultaneous video recording.
The cameras themselves are decent but not very noteworthy. They’re more than sufficient for daily usage, but if picture quality is your top priority, you might want to look at our guide to the best camera phones instead.
Design of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
The design has seen some significant advancements. The size and form of the phone haven’t changed, but Samsung has incorporated some new technologies that should make it more durable.
The new “Armor Aluminium” hinge manages to be 10% more durable than the hinge from the previous iteration while also being lighter. The IPX8 rating for water resistance is the highest of any folding phone.
The fresh protective film comes last. In order to protect the screen from scratches and other damage, the display now has a protective film that is 80% more robust than on the previous model. This will probably benefit as well from the addition of S Pen support. These are all welcome reassurances for those who might think foldable phones are too flimsy for daily usage.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be offered in three color options—Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Green—with a matte finish.
What distinguishes the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 from the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3?
The size distinction between the latest foldable phones is the most noticeable. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 may easily fit in a pocket or small handbag due to its significantly smaller size. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a respectable 6.7-inch display when it’s opened, but it’s still much smaller than the enormous 7.6-inch display on the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
There are also significant differences in the costs. The £1,599 price tag on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 makes the Galaxy Z Flip 3’s £949 price seem almost reasonable.
There are also a few minor variations. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes in a larger choice of colors but does not support the S Pen. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is available in seven colors, including lavender, white, cream, green, grey, and pink, as opposed to the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s limited availability of Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Green.
There are some overlapping traits, though. Both smartphones have the new “Armor Aluminium” hinge, IPX8-rated water resistance, and a scratch-resistant display screen. Your budget and whether you believe you’ll use the Z Fold 3’s enormous display and S Pen will play a major role in which foldable phone you choose.
Some people will continue to object to the exorbitant price, but if you’re intent on obtaining a foldable phone, you’re unlikely to care. Samsung continues to be far and away the market leader in terms of foldable phones.