Samsung officially launched the Galaxy Z Flip 3 at the Samsung Unpacked event held on 11th August 2021, with a lot of cool stuff to offer, including a very attractive starting price of just $999. Let’s get into it!
Stunning Design, More Features, Poor Battery?
The phone comes with a larger cover screen of 1.9 inches and can show a lot more content now. It comes in a new dual-tone design and I don’t know about you but I am really digging it.
The phone also comes with IPX8 water resistance and it’s made of stronger aluminium and features Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
The display of the phone now comes with a 120Hz refresh rate which allows a smoother viewing experience. The display is also 29% brighter than its predecessor. The stereo speakers add a good audio experience to the phone too.
The battery, still at a mediocre 3300 mAh is raising some concern, especially due to the addition of a 120Hz panel.
The dual rear cameras include a 12MP regular and a 12MP ultra-wide lens, with Gorilla Glass DX protection. The front-facing camera includes the standard 10MP lens.
5G connectivity comes standard with the phone. It comes with 8GB of RAM with 128 or 256GB storage variants available. The phone houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip which is an absolute powerhouse.
The Z Flip 3 comes with Android 11 with OneUI 3.1.1 out of the box, with 3 years of Android OS Upgrades and 5 years of security upgrades, still not on par with their Apple counterparts.
The phone did not come with S-Pen support, unlike the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
What is the price and when will it be available?
The phone is priced at $999 for the 128GB variant and $1049 for the 256GB variant.
The phone is available for pre-order starting today (11th August 2021) and will be available to customers from 27th August 2021.
What are some of my thoughts?
Samsung has sort of given up on dust resistance with their folding phones, and it’s understandable given there are moving parts on the phone.
The battery should have been bigger, 3300 mAh is a little poor considering today’s standards.
The cover screen looks absolutely brilliant and it’s become a lot more usable than before.
Samsung made a great move by decreasing the price of the phone to $999.
Samsung should have given the phone 5 years of Android OS updates instead of 3.
Overall, this is a phone I would definitely recommend to someone looking for a foldable phone. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is basically an absolute steal no matter which variant you might pick up. Good job Samsung. :D