After months of leaks and rumors, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is finally officially unveiled. During the Unpacked event, Samsung revealed its spec sheet and design down to the last detail. Here is the new generation of clamshell smartphones from the Korean firm.
In 2019, Samsung returned to origins of the modern smartphone by launching the Galaxy Z Fold. The first foldable smartphone to be a real success, it led the Korean firm to diversify its offer with the Galaxy Z Flip. Today, on the sidelines of the Unpacked event, it’s time to discover the latest additions to the collection: the Galaxy Z Flip 3.
The clamshell smartphone has been at the heart of multiple rumors over the past few months, revealing as well the details of its technical sheet as its design in every nook and cranny. Which ones were true? Which ones got it wrong? How much does the Galaxy Z Flip 3 cost? here is all the answers that you expected.
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The Galaxy Z Flip 3, a real improvement on its predecessor
So let’s start with the technical sheet. The Galaxy Flip 3 is undeniably a powerful smartphone, thanks to its processor Snapdragon 888, the best on the market. This SoC allows him to be compatible with 5 G, a real asset as the standard tends to become more democratic. The latter is accompanied by 8 GB RAM, performance similar to the first model. Everything is powered by a 3300 mAh battery which promises many hours of battery life.
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The Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a 6.7 ‘AMOLED main screen‘, With a resolution of 2640 x 1080 pixels. Its refresh rate is 120 Hz. Samsung has greatly improved its durability, up to 80% more than its predecessor according to the manufacturer. Another important upgrade: the smartphone benefits from a IPX8 certification, making it the first water resistant foldable. Finally, it allows you to combine SIM and eSIM cards. Only failure to appeal: there will be no charger in the box.
Let’s not forget the photo, another strong point of Samsung phones. For selfies, users will use a 10 MP front sensor. On the other side, they will find a c12 MP ultra wide-angle transducer, and a 12 MP wide-angle sensor also. Like the screen, they are protected by Gorilla Glass which gives them optimum resistance. In addition, the overall repairability index of the smartphone is 7.6.
Bold design for a larger secondary screen
Again, the numerous leaks have left very little room for doubt as to the design of the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Samsung has tweaked a few things to soften the look of the smartphone, such as more rounded corners than the previous version and a real work on the reflections of the hull. The whole thing gives a very pleasant appearance in the hand, both thin in open mode and compact when folded. The great novelty is the presence of a wide black stripe on the back of the smartphone, which accommodates both the two photo sensors and the secondary screen. The latter is glossy, while the rest of the shell approaches a matte tone.
This design allows the secondary screen a deep rework, with a size of 1.9 “is four times larger than the old one. It thus becomes a real daily tool. By default, it displays the time. By swiping to the right, it gives a glimpse of the latest notifications, which can be viewed in detail. When swiping to the left, it shows widgets in use, such as Spotify. An “Open application” button provides direct access to the source of the notification as soon as the screen is opened. Finally, the user can customize the screen as desired by changing the background, the appearance of the clock, etc.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is available in four colors: Phantom Black, green, lavender and cream. Three other colors are available exclusively on the Samsung website, namely pink, white, gray. Good news: the Korean firm has indeed lowered the price of the smartphone, and not just a little. The latter is marketed at 1059 € for its 128 GB version and 1109 € for its 256 GB version.