If there is one company in the world right now that gets everything right on a foldable device, it has to be Samsung. While one might argue that the clamshell form-factor of the Galaxy Flip series is quite useful as something like the Galaxy Fold series, to me Galaxy Flip is a perfect one. I mean, a small device with a larger display, I am all for it! So, Samsung has finally announced its third instalment (technically second) of the Galaxy Z Flip smartphone alongside the Galaxy Z Fold3 during the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event. Apart from that, Samsung also unveiled new galaxy watch offerings, and new Galaxy Buds2.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G: Pricing and Availability
According to Samsung, the new pricing “breaks the barrier” for foldable devices. The Galaxy Z Flip3 5G will start at US$999.99 in the United States, which is equivalent to Rs. 74,500~. The phone will be available first in select markets starting on August 27, 2021, like all other Samsung products announced at the event, and will slowly expand into other markets.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 boasts a 1.9-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 260 x 512 pixels for the Cover Screen (Exterior Screen). The pixel density of the display is 387ppi. Opening up the cover screen, you will be greeted with a 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. The aspect ratio here is 22:9 and the resolution stands at 2640 x 1080. The pixel density of the main screen is 425ppi which also supports a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.
As for the dimensions, when folded the Flip3 measures 72.2 x 86.4 x 17.1mm – 15.9mm. When unfolded the numbers stand at 72.2 x 166.0 x 6.9mm. The device weighs 183 grams, which is similar to the last generation of Galaxy Flip. Samsung claims that the Flip3 is their strongest device (just like the Fold3) with an Armor Aluminum design. The device is completely protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and is the first foldable to launch with IPX8 water resistance.
Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. This high-end SoC integrates one Prime Core based on an ARM Cortex-X1 architecture which is clocked at 2.84 GHz. Three performance cores are based on the A78 clocked at 2.4 GHz each. There are four energy-saving cores that are based on ARM Cortex-A55 clocked at 1.8 GHz. Adreno 660 handles the graphic duties here. The device comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage to choose from. The device runs Android 11 out of the box with One UI skin on top.
That said, let’s talk cameras! The Galaxy Z Flip3 features a dual rear camera setup with a 12MP primary shooter with F/1.8 aperture, Dual Pixel AF, and OIS. The secondary unit is a 12MP ultrawide sensor with an F/2.2 aperture and 1.12um pixel size. The field of view here is 123-degrees. There is a 10MP selfie camera embedded in a punch-hole display notch. All this is backed by a 4400mAh battery. The Galaxy Z Flip3 will be available in 7 colors to choose from. The colors include Cream, Green, Lavender, Phantom Black, Gray, White, and Pink. It is worth noting that Gray, White, and Pink are Samsung.com exclusive.
Special Edition – Samsung Galaxy Flip3 Thom Browne
According to Samsung, fans really enjoyed the collaboration with the fashion designer Thom Browne last year, with last year’s foldable devices, so Samsung has doubled down this year and collaborated with the designer again to make exclusively designed versions of all products launched this year, including the Flip3.
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