Samsung has played with its agenda so that we have finally been able to see its two new folding devices hand in hand in the same presentation event. The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is finally official, taking over from the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and inheriting that same flip mobile format.
But it does so with several novelties that we see both in the exteriors and in the components. The new compact folding from Samsung, which has been presented together with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, has a new stereo and has new touches in aesthetics, although to remain the pocket mobile that offers a 6.7-inch screen when deployed.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G data sheet
|INNER SCREEN||6.7-inch Full HD + (2640 x 1080 dots) Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display, 425 dpi, 120 Hz|
|EXTERIOR SCREEN||1.9-inch Super AMOLED (260 x 512 dots) and 302 dpi|
|PROCESSOR||Snapdragon 888 5G 8-core, 64-bit, 5nm photolithography (2.84GHz + 2.4GHz + 1.8GHz)|
|PRINCIPAL MEMORY||8 GB|
|STORAGE||128 or 256 GB UFS 3.1|
|FRONTAL CAMERA||10 megapixels, f / 2.4, 1.22 µm photodiodes and 80º FOV|
|REAR CAMERAS||– Main or wide angle: 12 megapixels, Dual Pixel AF, optical stabilization, f / 1.8, 1.4 µm photodiodes and 78º FOV- Ultra wide angle: 12 megapixels, f / 2.2, 1.12 µm photodiodes and 123º FOV|
|WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY||5G SA and NSA, Sub6 / mmWaveLTE Enhanced 4X4 MIMO|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Android 11|
|SENSORS||Fingerprint reader, accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, proximity sensor, and luminosity sensor|
|DIMENSIONS||72.2 x 86.4 x 17.1 mm (folded)72.2 x 166 x 6.9 mm (unfolded)|
|COLORS||Cream, green, lavender, phantom black, gray, white, and pink|
|PRICE||From 1,059 euros (8 GB / 128 GB)|
Make “clap” and put it in your pocket
As we say, Samsung has maintained this format that makes it a mobile-only 86.4 millimeters high when we have it folded, thus showing the new rear that now fits the main cameras in a strip of different finishes. They are apparently larger lenses, although we will see that there has not been a great leap in photography, as we can also see in the case of the Fold3.
The mobile folds over itself to hide a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X folding interior screen, which in this case is with FullHD + resolution (2,640 x 1,080 pixels), a density of 425 pixels per inch, and a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz, improving on this point to its predecessor. On the outside, it integrates a 1.9-inch super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 260 x 512 dots and 302 pixels per inch.
The Flip3 also acquires IPX8 water resistance certification, so it can theoretically withstand splashes and escape a minor water incident unscathed. The fingerprint reader is on the side and, according to Samsung, a more resistant glass has been placed to protect the external cameras.
Latest processor and 5G
In the brain of this new folding, we also see the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, as in the Fold2, and 8 GB of RAM, with which it has support for 5G SA and NSA, as well as UFS 3.1 storage of 128 or 256 GB.
The battery of this foldable is 3,300 mAh, without having data on whether it supports any fast or wireless charging at the moment (we will update if Samsung publishes data on it). The mobile comes with One UI on Android 11, which adds more functions and widgets to the external screen that we described before.
Speaking of software, something that had not been leaked and that has been expected for a long time by WhatsApp users is the novelty that the two new Samsung folders are going to release and that will arrive on Android first: the users of the app finally will be able to keep their conversations entirely when switching operating systems. According to WhatsApp, it will be possible to export chats, photos, and voice notes, and after being available in these folders and in the rest of Android phones, we will also see it on iOS.
At the camera level, what we see in this Flip3 is very similar to what we saw in its predecessor, with the following three cameras :
- Main or wide angle: 12 megapixel sensor (1.4 µm pixels), Dual Pixel AF, optical stabilization, f / 1.8 and 78º field of view.
- Ultra wide angle: 12 megapixel sensor (1.12 µm pixels), f / 2.2 and 123º field of view.
- Internal front camera: 10 megapixel sensor (1.22 µm pixels), f / 2.4 aperture and 80º field of view.
Versions and prices of the Samsung Galaxy Z Filp3
The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 goes on sale from 1,059 euros for the 8 GB + 128 GB version, a price that is 500 euros lower than that of the first Flip (yes, with the same RAM but half the storage ). It is available for purchase on the Samsung website and will hit stores on August 27, being available in the colors cream, green, lavender, phantom black, gray, white, and pink.