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It’s finally time for Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event, and as expected the headline device is the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. While its details may have been widely leaked prior to this, we are finally seeing Samsung’s new foldable made official.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has two displays, with the main screen being a 7.6-inch AMOLED display with a 1768 x 2208 resolution. It has a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, and has support for HDR10+ too. According to Samsung, the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s display is 29% brighter than its predecessor while also using less power, despite being the same size and having the same resolution as the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Its secondary display on the other hand is a 6.2-inch, 832 x 2268 AMOLED display that also has HDR10+ support and a 120Hz refresh rate.
Camera-wise, Samsung has opted for a triple camera setup on the rear cover. Curiously, the main shooter is a 12MP, f/1.8 sensor with optical image stabilisation, flanked by a 12MP, f/2.2 ultrawide sensor and a 12MP, f/2.4 zoom lens. Meanwhile, on the front cover we get a 10MP, f/2.2 camera to use with the secondary display. Its camera bump is also a lot more subdued that the large rectangle on the older Galaxy Z Fold 2. As for its main display, you may have noticed no notch or punch hole as Samsung have put a 4MP under-display camera beneath the primary screen.
No surprises about its internals here. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 system-on-chip mated to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and comes with either 256GB or 512GB of storage. It’s has dual SIM support as it not only takes the standard nanoSIM but eSIM as well. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the first in Samsung’s Fold lineup to come with IPX8 water resistance certification. Samsung also tested the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s durability by having it survive up to 200,000 folds for maximum endurance.
Other features of note include a 4,400mAh battery with 25W fast charging as well as support for reverse charging; curiously that means the battery in the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is smaller than the 4,500mAh battery in the Galaxy Z Fold 2. There’s also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, WiFi 6 and NFC support as well stereo speakers. As expected, there’s stylus support too in the form of the S-Pen Pro and S-Pen Fold Edition. You’ll be able to get the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in three different colourways: Phantom Black, Phantom Green and Phantom Silver.
As for pricing, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will start at USD 1,799, which is USD200 less than what Samsung priced its predecessor at. You’ll want to stay tuned for Malaysian pricing, availability and pre-order details once we get them from Samsung Malaysia. In the meantime, you can check out more about the Galaxy Z Fold 3 on its product page.