Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is Official as a Third-Generation of Foldable Smartphones from Samsung

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Samsung launched Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 on 11th August 2021
  • It is the third generation of foldable smartphone from the brand
  • The starting price of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the US is $1799.99 for the 256 GB

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is official alongside the Samsung Z Flip3 and Galaxy Watch4 2 on 11th August 2021. Coming from its successor, the smartphone advances in almost all aspects. It is selling at $1799.99 for the 256 GB model and $1899.99 for the 512 GB variant in the US.

At the same time, the price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 in Nepal is expected to be around NPR 230,000 for the 256 GB model and NPR 245,000 for the 512 GB model. Let us get through the details of the smartphone through this article.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Overview

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the top-tier foldable phone of Samsung’s next generation. Galaxy Z Fold 3 is Samsung’s next tablet-sized flagship foldable that folds shut to the size of a regular phone. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 looks similar to its predecessor Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, with a subtle triple camera module on the rear side. The design is more focused on its durability. It also supports the S Pen in taking notes.

Design and Build Quality

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a 6.2 inches external display and 7.55 inches main internal large display. It has a Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X internal display, and a Dynamic AMOLED 2X cover display, with both having a refresh rate of 120Hz.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Design and Build Quality
Design and Build Quality

The resolution of the smartphone is 2208 by 1768 with slightly trimmed down bezels. Similarly, the cover display has a resolution of 832 x 2268 pixels with a 25:9 ratio. The folded display has a glass front with Gorilla Glass Victus, while the unfolded display has a plastic front. Further, the smartphone has IPX8 water resistance; it can resist water for up to 30 minutes in 1.5 meters depth.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a capacitive side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a volume rocker on the right side. On the rear panel, there appears to be a matte surface.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 S Pen
S Pen

As it is a larger screen device thus, it uses an S Pen, but there is no slot for an S Pen in the body of a phone like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. It is the first folding phone to support the S Pen.

The smartphone is available in three color options of Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver. It weighs 271 grams.

Performance

Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset with a generous amount of RAM, i.e., 12 GB. The chipset is built with a 5 nm fabrication process. It is a 5G processor. It is an octa-core chipset with 1x Kryo 680 with a clocking speed of 2.84 GHz, 3x Kryo 680 with 2.42 GHz clocking speed, and 4x Kryo 680 with the clocking speed of 1.80 GHz.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Performance
Performance

Likewise, the internal storage of the smartphone is either 256 GB or 512 GB. The Samsung Z Fold 3 runs One UI 3.5 based on Android 11.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 features a triple camera on the rear panel, which appears as a conventional setup-no periscope, with no IR sensors with LED flash, HDR, and panorama features.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Rear Camera
Rear Camera

It has a primary camera, a telephoto camera, and an ultra-wide camera. All the cameras on the rear panel have 12 MP sensors. Likewise, the telephoto camera has 2x optical zoom.

The video resolution option for the rear camera of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 60/240fps, and 720p at 960fps.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Front Camera
Front Camera

We’re getting a punch hole for the selfie camera on the front display when it comes to the cameras. It has a 4 MP selfie camera under the display with a feature of HDR for an amazing selfie shot. On the other hand, the cover camera has a 10 MP camera.

Similarly, the front camera of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 records the footage in 4K at 30fps and 1080p at 30fps.

Battery & Connectivity

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a Lithium Polymer 4,400 mAh non-removable battery with 25 W charging support. Likewise, it also supports 11 W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. 

The phone also has various connectivity options with the inclusion of sensors. Connectivity options include GPS, Wi-Fi, USB Type C port, Bluetooth v5.2. Sensors included are Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Specifications

Dimensions 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4 mm (Unfolded)
158.2 x 67.1 x 14.4-16 mm (Folded)
Weight 271 grams
Display 7.6 inches, Foldable Dynamic AMOLED
120 Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (peak)
1768 x 2208pixels Cover Display
6.2 inches, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120 Hz
832 x 2268 pixels, 25:9 ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Body Glass front with Gorilla Glass Victus (Folded)
Plastic front (Unfolded)
Glass Black, Aluminum frame
IPX8 water-resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
OS Android 11, One UI 3.5
Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.84GHz Kryo 680 + 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 + 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU Adreno 660
RAM and Internal Storage 12 GB RAM with 256 GB storage
12 GB RAM with 512 GB storage
Main Camera Triple 12 MP, f/1.8, primary sensor
12 MP, f/2.4, telephoto, 2x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 123-degree, ultra-wide
Video 4K@60fps, 1080p @60/240fps, 720p@960fps
Selfie Camera Single 4 MP (under display)
10 MP, f/2.2 (Cover camera)
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Battery Li-Po 4400 mAh, non-removable
25W fast charging
11W fast charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Colors Phantom Black, Phantom Green, Phantom Silver

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Price in Nepal and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the US is $1799.99 for the 256 GB and $1899.99 for the 512 GB variant. Likewise, we expect the price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 in Nepal to be around NPR 230,000 and NPR 245,000 for the 256 GB and 512 GB models, respectively. The smartphone will launch in Nepal very soon.

In Nepal, the authorized national distributor of Samsung phones is Integrated Mobility Solutions (IMS) and Him Electronics Pvt. Ltd. You may purchase the smartphone from the authorized retail stores, online or offline, once it gets launched here in Nepal.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Variants Price in the US Price in Nepal
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (256 GB) USD 1799.99 NPR 230,00
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (512 GB) USD 1899.99 NPR 245,000

The competitors of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 are Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold and Huawei Mate X2.

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