Samsung has just unveiled the newest iterations of its foldable smartphones – one of which is the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G with an improved design, more capable hardware, and S-Pen support.
Like the Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G also boasts IPX8 water resistance, and is made of Armor Aluminum which offers 10% more strength. It is also protected by Gorilla Glass Victus and uses a new protective film and a redesigned layer structure for improved durability.
It has a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X cover screen, as well as a 7.6-inch Dynamic FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display. Both support a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s also the first galaxy smartphone to pack an under display camera which then allows the user to enjoy content without any distractions. Under the hood, it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC along with 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage.
For optics, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G uses a trio of 12MP sensors at the rear – one wide, one ultrawide, and one telephoto. The cover camera is a 10MP unit, while the under display camera uses a 4MP sensor. The rear cameras are protected with Super Clear Glass with Gorilla Glass with DX. Camera-related features l- Dual Preview and Capture View have also been improved.
For the first time, S-Pen support comes to a foldable. Users can go for the S-Pen Pro which features Bluetooth and a dedicated device switching button. It can be used not just for the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G but also for other galaxy devices like the Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy Book. It also allows for Air Actions via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). S-Pen Fold Edition, on the other hand, is a lighter S-Pen without Bluetooth.
Apart from improvements in the design and hardware, Samsung has made some improvements to the user experience.
Screen Optimized Features
- Menu sizes have been optimized so users can see more information
- Users will be able to customize the size of the calendar app to gain more screen space
- Pinned taskbar makes it easier to switch between apps
More Intuitive Interaction
- When the screen is split in two, users can open another webpage on the right side to chat with friends
- When shopping online, users can also drag hyperlinks to the right side of the screen to view more information
App Optimization at Device Level
In addition, users can enable the Labs feature to tailor the size of the app window and use it simultaneously with other apps, and enable Multi Window for all apps to make their favorite apps smaller and simultaneously use them with other apps.
Galaxy Z Fold3 5G houses a 4,400mAh battery and features Dolby Atmos as well as improved stereo speakers for enhanced entertainment.
|Main Display||7.6″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
|Infinity Flex Display (2208 x 1768), S-Pen Support, 374 ppi|
|Cover Display||6.2″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X (2,268 x 832), 387 ppi|
|Dimensions (Not folded)||128.1 x 158.2 x 6.4 mm|
|Dimensions (Folded)||67.1 x 158. 2 x 16.0 (Hinge) ~ 14.4 (Sagging) mm|
|Rear Cameras||12MP Ultrawide, f/2.2|
|12MP Wide, f/1.8, OIS, Dual Pixel AF|
|12MP Telephoto, f/2.4, OIS, 2x Zoom|
|Under Display Camera||4MP, f/1.8|
|Cover Camera||10MP, f/2.2|
|SIM||One sSIM and two Nano SIM|
|Memory||12GB RAM + 512GB storage UFS 3.1|
|12GB RAM + 256GB storage UFS 3.1|
|Battery||4,400mAh (typical) dual battery|
|Audio||Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos|
Pricing and Pre-Order
Galaxy Z Fold3 5G comes in three colors – Phantom Green, Phantom Black, and Phantom Silver, and is priced at PhP87,990 for the 256GB model (Pantom Black, Phantom Silver) and PhP95,990 for the 512GB model (Phantom Black, Phantom Green).
You’ll be able to pre-order the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G from August 19 to September 21, 2021, via all Samsung Experience Stores, select Samsung Blue Stores, Abenson, and SM Appliance Stores, and Authorized Samsung online partners.
Get up to PhP27,400 worth of freebies. Apart from a year of FREE protection with Samsung Care+, you can choose from either an e-voucher worth up to PhP5,000, 50% off on a Flip Cover with S Pen, a FREE Galaxy Buds Pro, and a 25W Travel Adapter, or a token worth PhP10,000, and a 25W Travel Adapter. For more info, click here.
Customers can also pre-order through Samsung.com and get as much as PhP20,400 worth of freebies, including a PhP10,000 e-voucher, a 25W Travel Adapter, and 1 Year FREE protection from Samsung Care+.
Starting September 21, 2021, the newest foldable devices will be available at samsung.com/ph, Authorized Samsung Stores, Samsung online partners and telco partners.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.