Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 Launched With S Pen Support and Under-display camera

As expected at its Unpacked event, Samsung has launched the much-awaited Galaxy Z Fold3 5G – the latest Samsung’s foldable smartphone and the successor to last year’s Galaxy Z Fold2.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 launched

The new Z Fold3 features a 7.6-inch QXGA+ Infinity Flex Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen on the inside with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, Samsung Ultra Thin Glass that’s 80% stronger, and it’s 29% brighter than the Z Fold 2’s display.

As per the cover screen -it features a 6.2-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED that also has 120Hz refresh rate. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The phone also has a 4MP under display camera on the inside, and there is a 10MP camera for the outside screen.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 with S pen

It has an Armour Aluminium frame, which the company says is its strongest aluminium frame yet. The phone also has IPX8 water resistance rating, same as the Z Flip3.  This has Flex mode features, which let you do more at once, such as joining a video call on the device’s top screen while checking meeting notes on the bottom. There is updated Multi-Active Window,  App Pair and  new Taskbar can be used to quickly switch between apps without returning to the Home screen.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

The Z Fold3 also has S Pen support, and the S Pen for Z Fold3 comes in two options: S Pen Fold Edition and S Pen Pro, both specially engineered retractable Pro tip with force limit technology to protect Z Fold3’s Main Screen for peace of mind while using the S Pen.

S Pen Fold Edition and S Pen Pro

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • CDMA 800 / 1900
  • 3G bands:
    • HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
    • HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71
  • 5G bands: 2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, August 11
  • Status: Exp. release 2021, September

Design

  • Dimensions:
    • Unfolded: 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4 mm
    • Folded: 158.2 x 67.1 x 14.4-16 mm
  • Weight: 271 g (9.56 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus) (folded), plastic front (unfolded), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), aluminum frame
  • Colors: Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Green
  • SIM: Nano-SIM and eSIM
  • IPX8 water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
  • Stylus support

Display

  • Type: Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (peak)
  • Size: 7.6 inches, 179.9 cm2 (~88.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1768 x 2208 pixels (~374 ppi density)
  • Cover display:
    • Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
    • 2 inches, 832 x 2268 pixels, 25:9 ratio

Operating System

  • Android 11, One UI 3.5

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • Storage: 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
    • 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@60fps, 1080p@60/240fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps (gyro-EIS), HDR10+
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/1.8, 1.0µm, under display
  • Cover camera: 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3″, 1.22µm
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio
  • Tuned by AKG

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.2

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Bixby natural language commands and dictation
  • Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
  • Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
  • Ultra Wideband (UWB) support

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4400 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 25W
  • Fast wireless charging 11W
  • Reverse wireless charging 4.5W

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Price and Availability

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 iin colors

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is available in Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver colors.

  • 12GB+256GB version costs $1799.99
  • 12GB+512GB variant costs $1899.99
  • S Pen:
    • Galaxy Z Fold S Pen costs $49.99
    • S Pen Pro is priced at $99.99.

Pre-orders starts from today on Samsung.com and it will ship from August 27th globally.

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