Samsung made a record in India, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 got great pre-booking
Samsung made a record in India, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 got great pre-booking
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Samsung made a record in India, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 got great pre-booking

Samsung has launched Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Both these phones of the company are much more expensive than the Galaxy Note 20 series. But Samsung is getting good response for its foldable smartphone in India. The company holds the record for receiving the highest ever pre-bookings for any Galaxy flagship launched in India.

Samsung made a record in India

The pre-bookings for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 phones have started from Tuesday. The starting price of Fold 3 is Rs 1,49,999. At the same time, the price of Flip 3 is Rs 84,999. On pre-booking both the smartphones, you will get an upgrade voucher of up to Rs 7,000. At the same time, customers will also get Samsung Care Plus accidental and liquid damage protection for 1 year worth Rs 7,999 on pre-booking of Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Rs 4,799 on pre-booking of Flip 3. The sale of these foldable phones will start from September 10.

The pre-bookings for Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 were 2.7 times high in India as compared to Galaxy Note20 Series launched last year, industry sources revealed on Wednesday.

Samsung made a record in India, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 got great pre-booking

Samsung made a record in India, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 got great pre-booking

Samsung has received a tremendous response to its new foldable smartphones in India, with the company securing the best ever pre-bookings for any Galaxy flagship launched in India, sources told IANS.

Most of the pre-bookings are coming from young consumers, the sources added.

Pre-bookings for newly-launched Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G smartphones opened in India on Tuesday.

Consumers looking to buy Samsung’s third generation of category-defining foldable devices can log on to Samsung.com or visit leading retail stores to pre-book Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G.

Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G are Samsung’s most powerful and premium smartphones as well as more durable. The devices are built to last with IPX8 water resistance.

For the first time, Samsung announced big offers on Galaxy Z Fold3 & Galaxy Z Flip3 during the pre-booking phase.

Samsung has signed up Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt to be the face of Galaxy Z Series.

The Fold3 carries a starting price-tag of Rs 1,49,999, while the Flip3 starts at Rs 84,999.

Consumers pre-booking Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G will be eligible for either an upgrade voucher of up to Rs 7,000 or HDFC Bank cash back of up to Rs 7,000 using credit and debit card, taking the starting price of Galaxy Z Fold3 5G at Rs 1,42,999 and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G at Rs 77,999.

In addition to this, consumers will be eligible for free 1 year Samsung Care plus Accidental & Liquid Damage Protection worth Rs 7,999 on pre-booking Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Rs 4,799 on pre-booking Galaxy Z Flip3 5G.

Consumers can pre-book their Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G on Samsung.com and across leading retail stores starting Tuesday till September 9 and the sale will commence from September 10.-IANS

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 pricing and variants

First, a quick price check. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 starts at Rs. 1,49,999 in India with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There’s a second variant with the same amount of RAM but twice the storage (512GB) priced at Rs. 1,57,999. It has been launched in three colours internationally, however at the time of this review, Samsung only has the Phantom Black option available for Indian customers. This is an expensive phone and there’s no two ways about it. However, if you picked it up during the pre-booking phase, chances are you would have gotten some discounts and additional benefits such as Samsung Care+ with it.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 specifications and software

Samsung hasn’t skimped on the specifications of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. You get a top-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC plus ample RAM and storage. The phone supports a total of 16 5G bands in India. For authentication, you can use face recognition with either of the selfie cameras (internal and external) or the fingerprint sensor that’s integrated into the power button. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a slightly smaller 4,400mAh battery than the previous model, but with the same 25W fast charging capability. You don’t need to buy a Samsung-branded charger as most USB-PD chargers up to or higher than 25W should be able to fast charge the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

IPX8

One of the big additions is an IPX8 rating for water resistance, which means this phone should be a lot more resilient for everyday use compared to the previous model or any other foldable for that matter. Keep in mind that the ‘X’ in the rating means it hasn’t been certified to be dust-proof so that’s something you’re still going to have to be careful about.

the Galaxy Z Fold 3 also supports Samsung’s S Pen ‘Fold Edition’ and the new S Pen Pro, but other S Pens from older Galaxy Note phones won’t work. Unfortunately, Samsung doesn’t include one with the phone; it’s an optional accessory. That also means there’s no silo in the phone’s body to stash the stylus when not in use. Samsung didn’t send either of the compatible S Pens for this review so I won’t be able to say much about how well this works.

The whole premise of Samsung’s Fold series is to be able to multitask more efficiently and to have a more enjoyable content consumption experience. This has only improved since the first model, and the Galaxy Fold 3 has some new software tricks that are worth talking about.

My review unit was running One UI 3.1.1 based on Android 11. Any app that you open on the cover screen will transition to the main display in its exact same state, be it games, media, social apps etc, the moment you unfold the phone. However, in order to continue using an app from the folding display on the outer display, you’ll need to manually enable an option, otherwise the app will simply close when you fold the phone.

Another useful feature worth enabling is ‘Cover screen mirroring’. You’ll find this under the Home screen settings, and it essentially mirrors the app and widget layout of one screen to the other. For the static row of icons at the bottom, only the first five on the main screen will be mirrored to the outer screen.

Samsung made a record in India, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 got great pre-booking

Samsung made a record in India, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 got great pre-booking

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 performance and battery life

A week with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is pretty short but performance was top-notch throughout. Apps transitioned well from one screen to the other, the displays were bright with good colour saturation, and everything felt fluid and snappy. When it came to typing, I nearly always had to unfold the phone and use the main screen since it’s more comfortable. The keyboard automatically splits into two sections for better reachability for your thumbs. A swipe-down gesture from the bottom of either display shrinks its contents for even better reach. The crease in the folding screen is still very much there, but when viewing content in full-screen and head-on, it’s barely noticeable.

The main display is simply gorgeous for consuming content. Videos generally have thick black bars on the top and bottom because of its dimensions, but most apps will let you fill the full screen at the cost of cropping the frame. The stereo speakers sound really good and get quite loud too. Other than videos, the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s main display is great for reading books on, be it novels or comic books.

Build
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the outer screen and back panel
  • Armor Aluminum frame
  • IPX8 water resistance
Dimensions & Weight
  • Folded: 67.1 x 158.2 x 16 ~14.4mm
  • Unfolded: 128.1 x 158.2 x 6.4mm
  • 271g
Display
  • Outer display:
    • 6.2-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X
    • 2268 x 832; 387 PPI
    • 120Hz adaptive refresh rate
  • Inner display:
    • 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X
    • 2208 x 1786; 374 PPI
    • 120Hz adaptive refresh rate
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
    • 1x Kryo 680 (ARM Cortex X1-based) Prime core @ 2.84GHz
    • 3x Kryo 680 (ARM Cortex A78-based) Performance cores @ 2.4GHz
    • 4x Kryo 680 (ARM Cortex A55-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz
  •  Adreno 660 GPU
RAM & Storage
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256/512GB UFS 3.1 storage
Battery & Charging
  • 4,400mAh dual-cell battery
  • 25W fast charging support
  • 10W wireless charging support
  • 4.5W reverse wireless charging
  • Charger not included
Security
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • AI face recognition
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 12MP, f/1.8, Dual Pixel AF, OIS
  • Ultra-wide: 12MP, f/2.2, 123° FoV
  • Telephoto: 12MP, f/2.4, PDAF, Dual OIS, 2x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom
Front Camera(s)
  • Outer camera: 10MP, f/2.2
  • Inner camera: 4MP, f/1.8, under-display sensor
Port(s) USB Type-C
Audio
  • Stereo speakers
  • Dolby Atmos
Connectivity
  • 4X4 MIMO, 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20
  • SA/NSA 5G (Sub6/mmWave)
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
Software One UI based on Android 11
Other Features S Pen Fold Edition/S Pen Pro support
Colors
  • Phantom Black
  • Phantom Green
  • Phantom Silver
Samsung made a record in India, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 got great pre-booking

Samsung made a record in India, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 got great pre-booking

Samsung Galaxy Z FLIP 3 specifications and software

With the Samsung Z Flip3 5G, the flip phone is back! This smasher of a smartphone has everything you want in a device, cast in a futuristic design. The Samsung Z Flip3 display is the biggest eye-catcher. This screen, a Dynamic AMOLED 2x display, is fully foldable and has a razor-sharp image. A fine piece of technology! Partly due to the 120Hz refresh rate, everything on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 display is a smooth experience. What is also an experience is the super sharp sound of the Samsung Z Flip3 5G. The High-Dynamic Stereo Speakers , in combination with the Dolby ATMOS sound, provide a concert hall sound.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 specs: get everything out

The Samsung Z Flip3 specs don’t lie. This device is not only a feast for the eyes, the specs are also of top level. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 888 processor with which the exceptional performance is realized. Smooth scrolling, open multiple apps, take photos and check on both screens: it’s possible with the Samsung Z Flip3. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G has 8GB of internal memory and up to 256GB of RAM. A 3300 mAh battery ensures that you can use all these specs endlessly.
Samsung made a record in India, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 got great pre-booking

Samsung made a record in India, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 got great pre-booking

5G ready

Everything goes faster with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G on  5G network. Download movies on the train, stream videos in the best quality or Facetime in HD via your mobile network. With 5G it is possible!  mobile network has also been recognized  as the ‘Best Mobile.

Build
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the back
  • Armor Aluminum frame
  • IPX8 water resistance
Dimensions & Weight
  • Folded: 72.2 x 86.4 x 17.1mm ~ 15.9mm
  • Unfolded: 72.2 x 166.0 x 6.9mm
  • 183g
Display
  • Outer display:
    • 1.9-inch Super AMOLED
    • 250 x 512; 302 PPI
  • Inner display:
    • 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X
    • 2640 x 1080; 425 PPI
    • 120Hz adaptive refresh rate
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
    • 1x Kryo 680 (ARM Cortex X1-based) Prime core @ 2.84GHz
    • 3x Kryo 680 (ARM Cortex A78-based) Performance cores @ 2.4GHz
    • 4x Kryo 680 (ARM Cortex A55-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz
  •  Adreno 660 GPU
RAM & Storage
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
Battery & Charging
  • 3,300mAh dual-cell battery
  • 15W wired charging
  • 10W wireless charging
  • 4.5W reverse wireless charging
Security
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • AI face recognition
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 12MP f/1.8, Dual Pixel AF, OIS
  • Ultra-wide: 12MP f/2.2, 123° FoV
Front Camera(s) 10MP f/2.4
Port(s) USB Type-C
Audio
  • Stereo speakers
  • Dolby Atmos
Connectivity
  • 4X4 MIMI, 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20
  • SA/NSA 5G (Sub6/mmWave)
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • NFC
Software One UI based on Android 11
Colors
  • Phantom Black
  • Cream
  • Green
  • Lavender
  • Gray
  • White
  • Pink
  • Thom Browne edition
For more update on Samsung Z fold3 & Z flip 3 stay tuned with us.

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