Galaxy Z Fold 3 – The Galaxy Z Fold 2 was then released by Samsung last year. Significant improvements were made over the previous release. As well as pushing the envelope in the foldable smartphone space, the device showed Samsung meant business. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 has been so exciting for Samsung fans because of this reason.
By making it more durable, improving the app experience, implementing S-Pen support, and lowering the price, Samsung improved it without redesigning.
There is no need to spend a whopping $2,000 (or more) for the Z Fold 3. Starting at $1,800, the base model should seem a little more manageable. The phone will be available to preorder starting Aug. 11; it will hit store shelves on Aug. 27.
A high priority is placed on durability in New Galaxy Z Fold 3
Since Samsung’s first review of the Fold was published in April of this year, it has focused its efforts on durability. UTG (Ultra Thin Glass) is a significant improvement on this second generation.
It will be made of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus (which also makes up the cover display on the Galaxy S21 series). The glass is Corning’s strongest ever and is capable of withstanding drops from as high as 6.5 feet. Samsung estimates that the Fold 3 is 80 percent more durable than Samsung’s previous foldable smartphones.
Samsung says the exterior of the Galaxy S5’s body is made of “Armor Aluminum,” which Samsung claims is “the strongest aluminum that’s ever been used on a Galaxy smartphone.” Dings should be prevented with that. This Z Fold has a thinner body and is lighter and thinner than the Z Fold 2. It weighs 9.55 ounces as opposed to 9.95 ounces.
The back camera setup was also redesigned by Samsung. There are yet to be details regarding the specs, but the aesthetically pleasing change is that the camera bump is now circular instead of rectangular.
The new Z Fold comes with IPX8 certification for the first time ever on a smartphone, making it waterproof. This will ensure that it is not damaged by rain.
Samsung also included the free-standing hinge from the Fold 2 (originally inspired by the Z Flip). If you’re watching a video on YouTube or taking a selfie, you can position the phone at different angles.
Samsung’s latest phone does not have a customizable color option, and the hinge is thicker and less defined.
You can pick from Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Green when choosing the color of the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
More streamlined display of the Main menus
It has a 6.2-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display (387ppi) on the front and a 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED display (374ppi) on the back.
It is now possible to utilize the 120Hz adaptive refresh rate on both displays, which previously was limited to the main screen. To conserve battery life, adaptive refresh rate increases for multimedia content (such as mobile games) and slows down for static web pages, emails, and social media apps.
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 features an ‘Eco Display’ that is 29 percent brighter than last year’s Fold 2, but Samsung claims it consumes less energy.
A hole-punch on the right side would have been a better placement for the in-display selfie camera, but Samsung chose to tuck it beneath the main display. The goal is to create an uninterrupted viewing experience without interruption from the camera.
According to the company, this change will have no effect on the quality of the images. The selfie camera, however, was downgraded from a 10-megapixel sensor to a 4-megapixel sensor. Samsung claims it will use AI to create photos and videos of high quality, but we must test that.
Cameras that have been repurposed
A similar arrangement was also found on its predecessor.
The system includes three cameras in Galaxy Z Fold 3: two 12-megapixel wide-angle cameras (f/1.8 apertures) and one 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera (f/2.2 apertures). In addition, there is a 12-megapixel telephoto camera that has a 10-x digital zoom. Furthermore, the cover display incorporates a 10-megapixel camera.
I don’t mind that the Fold 2 doesn’t provide too many exciting upgrades, given the Fold 2’s very capable cameras.
It would have been more interesting if Samsung had used its 30x Space Zoom technology, a mix of optical zoom and software-based, AI-powered digital zoom, which was featured on the Galaxy S21.
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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 in this Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the same one that powers the Galaxy S21 series. If you live in an area that supports mmWave 5G, you can choose between sub6 or mmWave sub3.
You can also choose from two different storage configurations: 12GB of RAM and 256GB or 12GB and 512GB. With a price tag of $1,900, the latter is the costlier option.
A 4,400mAh dual battery powers the Fold 3. This is slightly smaller than its predecessor’s 4,500mAh battery. Power consumption should be drastically reduced by adaptive refresh rates and Eco displays, according to theory.
Enhanced capability to multitask
Galaxy’s Z Fold series emphasizes one thing on a constant basis: its ability to multitask. There are several new features on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 that should make it even more useful.
Through Labs, you can easily customize the size of app windows, allowing you to use them split-screen without compromising functionality.
You can also change the aspect ratio in certain apps that support full screen. It is possible to adjust Instagram so that the entire display is used instead of black bars around the edges when using Instagram.
Furthermore, you can also pin your favorite apps to your custom Edge Panel (which automatically updates based on what you are using). The application can be accessed without constant swiping that way.
Samsung’s DeX Mode is also supported by the new foldable. With the Galaxy Z Fold 3, you can connect a monitor to your phone so that it operates like a desktop or use it as a second screen.
There is still life in the S-Pen
Samsung may not have launched a new Note series this year, but its Galaxy Z Fold 3 still has S-Pen support. This device does not include a pen slot, and it must be purchased separately. You will need to purchase Samsung’s folio case for $80, which includes the S-Pen Fold Edition.
Earlier this year, the S-Pen Pro for the Galaxy S21 Ultra was first released and you can choose between that and the new S-Pen Fold Edition.
A S-Pen Fold can only be found on the Fold 3 and functions more like a writing instrument than a pen. Taking notes and signing documents are both possible with this S-Pen, as they are with previous models in the Note lineup.
The S-Pen also supports Samsung’s Air Command feature, which allows you to launch the Samsung Notes app, capture a screenshot, and more by holding the button of the S-Pen.
Those using S-Pen Pro can, however, continue to use their S21 Ultra. It lets you control the Galaxy Z Fold 3 using Bluetooth and gestures by waving the device at it. Thanks to the on-board memory, you can also copy and paste text from Samsung devices to Samsung devices.
Given the S-Pen Pro’s extensive list of features, it’s not surprising it’s much thicker than the S-Pen Fold. The price is also higher.
Those interested in the S-Pen Fold will have to shell out $50, while those interested in the S-Pen Pro will have to spend $100.
You can’t fix what isn’t broken
There aren’t many new features in Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3. However, that isn’t necessarily a problem. There were only a few improvements that needed to be made to the Z Fold 2.
Samsung has clearly listened to last year’s criticisms with a more durable frame, better multitasking capabilities, and a lower price. The foldable will not be able to live up to its claims until it has been thoroughly tested.