Join us for the unboxing and hands-on preview of the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3!
Find out if this is the foldable smartphone for you!
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 : Unboxing + Contents!
The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is their third-generation Fold device, featuring not only a large foldable 7.6-inch display but also IPX8 water resistance!
As a Samsung ultra-premium smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes in a large premium two-tone black-grey box.
Once you fully unbox it, you should find these items inside :
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone
- Quick Start Guide
- USB C to USB C data and power cable
- Ejection pin
Unfortunately, it does not come with a fast charger in-the-box, or an USB-C to 3.5 mm audio adaptor.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 : Hands-On + Key Features!
The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 boasts a large 7.6-inch Infinity Flex display, with a Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel that has a 120 Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 1768 x 2208 pixels.
In the front, it has a 6.2-inch Cover Display with a Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel, that has a 120 Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
In addition to the Gorilla Glass Victus protection for the Cover Display, its rear triple camera system is protected by Gorilla Glass with DX.
Its main display has a new protective film made from stretchable PET, and newly-optimised display panel layers that is 80% more durable than the Z Fold2 display. The display is now verified to withstand folding at least 200,000 times!
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is water-resistant in up to 1.5 metres of freshwater for up to 30 minutes, but is not dust-resistant due to its foldable display and folding mechanism. Hence, it is IPX8-rated.
To protect against dust and other particles, its Hideaway Hinge has enhanced Sweeper technology, with shorter bristles.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is built around the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform, with 12 GB of memory, and either 256 GB or 512 GB of fast UFS 3.1 storage.
There are two stylus options for the Z Fold 3 – the S Pen Fold Edition, and the S Pen Pro. They both feature a specially-engineered retractable Pro tip, with force limit technology to protect the foldable display.
Complementing its massive display are dual speakers tuned by AKG, but there is no 3.5 mm audio jack, in case you are wondering.
Just above its cover display, is a 10 MP camera, which you can use without unfolding the phone. When unfolded, you can use the 4 MP front camera, which is hidden under the display for a seamless look.
At the back, it has a triple camera system, that consists of :
- 12 MP main camera, with f/1.8 aperture
- 12 MP telephone camera, with 2X zoom and f/2.4 aperture
- 12 MP ultra-wide camera, with f/2.2 aperture
Powering all that is a large 4,400 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery, and it supports 25 watt fast charging, and 11 watt wireless charging. It can even wireless recharge other devices, albeit at just 4.5 watts.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 : Specifications
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G|
|Main Display||7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display
Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel
1768 x 2208 pixels, 374 ppi
120 Hz refresh rate
900 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak)
|Cover Display||6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display
816 x 2260 pixels, 387 ppi
120 Hz refresh rate
1000 nits (HBM), 1500 nits (peak)
Gorilla Glass Victus protection
|Protection||IPX8 Water Resistance
No Dust Resistance
|OS||Android 11 with One UI 3.1|
|Platform||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (SM8350)|
|CPU||1 x Kryo 680 Prime core (2.84 GHz )
3 x Kryo 680 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 680 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 660|
|Storage||256 GB / 512 GB UFS 3.1|
|Cover Camera||10 MP camera, f/2.2 aperture|
|Front Camera||4 MP under-display camera (f/1.8)|
|Main Cameras||12 MP Dual Pixel camera, f/1.8
12 MP 2X telephoto camera, f/2.4
12 MP ultrawide camera, f/2.2
|Audio||Stereo speakers tuned by AKG
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos
UHQ 32-bit and DSD64/128 support
|Connectivity||Network : 5G / 4G / 3G
Wi-Fi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e
Bluetooth : BT 5.2
USB : USB-C 3.2
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, Side-Mounted|
|Other Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope,
Geomagnetic, Hall, Proximity, Light
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS|
|Battery||4,400 mAh Li-Po battery|
|Charging||Wired : 25 watt
Wireless : 11 watt
Reverse wireless : 4.5 watt
|67.1 mm wide
158.2 mm tall
14.4 mm to 16.0 mm thick
|128.1 mm wide
158.2 mm tall
6.4 mm thick
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 : Colour Options
Samsung will offer the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in three colour options (from left to right) : Phantom Green, Phantom Black and Phantom Silver.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 : Price + Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be available for purchase from 27 August 2021 onwards, with a starting price of US$1,799 – about £1,299 / A$2,449 / S$2,439 / RM 7,619.
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