Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G is one of the two flagship foldable phones by Samsung which will be released this year. Unlike Galaxy Z Flip 3, this device does not fold into a small device to fit in your pocket, it instead unfolds and turns into a small tablet. There are only minor changes on this device compared to its predecessor the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
If you love the idea of foldable devices, Galaxy Fold 3 should be on your wish list. Once released, it can be one of the best smartphones in Nepal. Samsung has claimed that it has fixed the major issues its previous generation devices had. Nonetheless, the phone, of course, comes with a hefty price tag should you opt to buy it.
|Dimensions||Unfolded: 158.2*128.1*6.4 mm |
Folded: 158.2*67.1*14.4-16 mm
Weight: 271 grams
|Display||7.6 inches foldable dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz |
Cover display: 6.2 inches dynamic AMOLED 2X
|OS||Android 11, One UI 3.1.1|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (5nm)|
|Main camera||12MP, f/1.8, 27mm wide |
12MP, f/2.2, 123 degrees ultrawide
12MP, f/2.4, 52mm telephoto
|Selfie camera||4MP, f/1.8,under-display |
10MP, f/2.2 26mm cover camera
|Battery||4400mAh, non-removable 25W Li-Po Fast charging |
11W fast wireless charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, proximity, barometer|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 Bluetooth 5.2 NFC USB Type-C 3.2|
Design and display
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is probably the best foldable smartphone from Samsung to date. Even when the phone is closed, it still is a tall, narrow, and thick device, which may not fit in your pockets. The phone has a glass front when folded and a plastic front when unfolded, a glass back, and an aluminium frame. Gorilla Glass Victus protects the back and front. The phone is also IPX8 certified and has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. It weighs around 271 grams, which is pretty heavy than a normal smartphone.
This device has a massive 7.9-inch foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of up to 1200 nits. The maximum resolution of the display is 1768*2208 pixels. When folded, the cover display has a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a resolution of 832*2268 pixels.
There is a 12MP triple camera setup on the rear side of this phone. The primary is a 12MP, f/1.8 camera (with OIS), wide-angle camera accompanied by a 12MP telephoto(OIS), and another 12MP ultrawide lens. The primary camera can record videos in 4K up to 60fps.
With the hefty price tag, the cameras on the phone should have been able to record videos in 8K like its Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.
The front-facing is a 4MP under-display camera and a 10MP cover camera (gyro-EIS) that can also record videos in 4K but only up to 30 fps.
Performance and battery
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has been powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset instead of Samsung’s own Exynos chipset and runs on Android 11 with One UI 3.1.1 on top. The graphics are handled by Adreno 660.
With the given specification, the device should have no problem running the high-end apps and games smoothly. Also, the large display should provide an immense viewing and gaming experience for the users.
The device gets its power from a 4400 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery that can be charged through a 25W fast charger. Like its other flagship phones, it also supports 11W fast wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.
Storage and connectivity
Since it is the ultimate flagship of Samsung’s foldable phone, it comes with 12GB RAM onboard whereas there is an option of choosing 256GB or 512GB for internal memory. There is no dedicated card slot on the device to extend the memory, but the internal memory offered by the company should be able to hold on for a long time before it is fully used.
In terms of connectivity, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 supports a nano sim and has Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, and apt-X HD. It also supports NFS and a USB Type-C 3.2.
The price of Galaxy Z Fold 3 in Nepal is Rs 222,999 for 12/512GB and Rs 219,999 for 12/256GB variant.