After a bucket filled with leaks, reports, and renders, Samsung finally unveiled its next-gen foldable device, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, at its Galaxy Unpacked event today. The foldable brings some significant upgrades over its predecessor. Also, it’s Samsung’s first-ever smartphone to return with an under-display camera (UDC).
So, before moving to the worth and availability, let’s take a fast check out the key specs and features of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: Key Specs and Features
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is that the third iteration in Samsung’s tablet-style foldable series. It brings several pioneering features to the foldable phone segment, including an under-display camera and IP rating for water resistance.
The device packs a 6.2-inch AMOLED cover (outer) display with a resolution of two ,268 x 832p and supports a 120Hz refresh rate. It also supports HDR10+ and comes with Gorilla Glass Victus protection on top.
Upon unfolding the device, you’ll find a much bigger 7.6-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of two ,208 x 1,768p and support for a 120Hz refresh rate. It also features HDR10+ support, Gorilla Glass Victus protection, and 16 million color-support for an immersive viewing experience.
Now, coming to the USP of the device, Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with a front camera sensor that’s embedded under the display to supply a very bezel-less look when unfolded. Although yesterday, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix 4 with an under-display camera, the Z Fold 3 is that the first Samsung device to feature this camera technology.
So, as you’ll imagine, there’ll be no notch, no punch-hole cutouts, and no bezel to deal with the front camera on the within , it’ll reside under the 7.6-inch display that has been specially developed by the company’s display wing. It comes with wider gaps in between the pixels near the front camera section to enable it to pass more light to the camera sensor.
Although the camera is invisible to the attention when the device is viewed from afar, taking a better look will reveal a small outline of the 4MP under-display selfie camera.
At the rear , the device features a triple camera setup with a primary 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 12MP ultra-wide lens with an f/2.2 aperture, and another 12MP zoom lens with an f/2.4 aperture. Both the first and zoom lens also support Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).
Internals and Battery
Under the hood, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 packs the flagship-grade Snapdragon 888 SoC that comes integrated with the Adreno 660 GPU. The processor is paired with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
As for the battery, Samsung has fitted a 4,400mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging inside the device. It also supports Qi wireless charging and reverse wireless charging to jazz up compatible accessories like Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch, and more.
IP Rating, S Pen Support, and Other Features
Turning to a different USP of the device, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with IPX8 rating for water resistance. So, it can withstand 1 meter of water pressure for up to half-hour . this is often a big feat for the foldable category of products as they are available with intricate hinges, holes, and other inlets for water to simply enter the internals. So, an IPX8 rating might be a reasonably useful and attraction for potential buyers.
Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 also supports the S Pen thanks to the shortage of a Galaxy Note device this year. the corporate even introduced an exclusive series of S Pen for the Fold 3 – S Pen Fold Edition and S Pen Pro. Both of them accompany a retractable pro tip that limits the force to stop damage to the first display of the Z Fold 3. the previous only works with the Z Fold 3 while the S Pen Pro variant works with all S Pen compatible devices.
Moreover, the device comes with a pair of stereo speakers, dual 5G SIM support (including eSIM support), Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, and precise GPS functionalities. It comes in three color options, namely, Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver, and runs One UI 3.1 supported Android 11 out-of-the-box.
Galaxy Z Fold 3: Price and Availability
Coming to the worth of the device, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is priced starting at $1,799 (~Rs 1,33,630) for the bottom 12GB + 256GB variant.
The device are going to be available to shop for in select markets, including Korea, the USA, and Europe, ranging from August 27. Customers who pre-order the device also will get a free year of Samsung Care+ service for his or her Galaxy device.