Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
₨ 314,999
  • CPU Snapdragon 888
  • RAM 12 GB, LPDDR4
  • Storage 512 GB storage, no card slot
  • Display 7.3" 1768 x 2208 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP
  • OS Android 11

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 - Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Announced 2021, August
Released 2021, August
Status Available

Design

Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Dimensions UnFolded: 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4 mm | Folded: 158.2 x 67.1 x 14.4-16 mm
Weight 271 g (9.56 oz)
Protection - IPX8 certified: water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Body Material Front/back (Gorilla Glass Victus) (folded), plastic front (unfolded), aluminum alloy frame
Colors Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Green

Network

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE bands: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
5G Network SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. eSIM, (Nano-SIM)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA), 5G

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X Capacitive Touchscreen
Size 7.6 inches
Resolution 1768 x 2208 pixels
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 16M
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 373 ppi
Touch Screen Multitouch
Features - 88.6% screen-to-body ratio
- 19.5:9 Aspect ratio
Secondary Display Super AMOLED 6.23" 816 x 2260 pixels, (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus) 25:9 ratio

Media

Audio Playback MP3/ WAV/ WMA/ eAAC+/ FLAC
Video Playback MP4/ MKV/ WMV/ H.263/ H.264
FM Radio Yes
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtone
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree Yes, Type-C to 3.5mm Jack, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Camera

Main Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. Triple (12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS + 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom + 12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm)
Sensor Type CMOS
Image 4024 x 3060 pixels
Video 4K@60fps, 1080p@60/240fps, 720p@960fps
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) LED flash
Selfie Camera Dual (4 MP, f/1.8, 2.0µm, In-display
Cover camera: 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm)

Software

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 11
User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. UI One 3.1.1

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680, 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680, 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 660
Memory (RAM) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 256GB Built-in, 12GB RAM, UFS 3.1
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (side-button), Face ID, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Ambient Light
Features - Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Stylus support

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. v5.0, A2DP, LE
Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.

Battery

Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4400 mAh battery
Placement Non-removable
Charging Technology Fast charging 25W
Fast wireless charging 11W
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G arrives loaded with new features to the previous generation. Now the smartphone boasts a screen with a better refresh rate and, while maintaining the dimensions, it is possible to show off a lighter weight. To this we add exceptional features such as protection against water and the best processor of 2021.

Features of the Samsung folding mobile

The smartphone keeps its identity signs intact compared to what has been seen in previous generations. That is to say, on the one hand we have a phone that hides a flexible screen in its interior of more than 7 inches while on the outside it has a 100% usable secondary panel. In addition, the phone boasts being built with the new Armor Aluminum, the strongest aluminum ever used in a Galaxy smartphone, along with the strongest Corning Gorilla Victus glass to protect it from scratches and accidental drops.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

It integrates three cameras, two front and one rear with several sensors and sports a special version of One Ui specially focused on the multitasking possibilities of the smartphone. It is based on Android 11.

Screen

The Galaxy Z Fold3 features two edge-to-edge Infinity-O displays, almost bezel-less. The secondary screen, which is the one we use with the mobile folded, measures 6.2 inches and the huge main screen measures 7.6 inches, the same as in the previous Galaxy Fold. This Infinity Flex panel boasts new under-screen camera technology. Also with the new Eco screen technology, the screen is 29% brighter and consumes less power. Thanks to the adaptive Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate, you can experience even smoother screen scrolling and fast interaction with the device, both on the main screen and on the front bezel.

Productivity lovers will also enjoy the enhanced functionality that the S-Pen provides to both displays, for which the Flex mode of this Fold3 5G has been adapted . Now lets you get more done at once, such as joining a video call on the top screen of the device while checking your meeting notes on the bottom, making plans by composing a text message while checking the calendar, and many more options from the foldable screen of the phone.

Mind you, you’ll have to learn to ignore the still noticeable crease that is part of this internal AMOLED display. Samsung has not yet managed to make it 100% invisible, as with the front camera, but it is less noticeable than in the Fold 2.

Performance

Obviously Samsung’s most expensive phone had to mount the best Qualcomm-made processor at the time of the Fold3’s launch. It is a Snapdragon 888, perfect for running any type of app or keeping various tasks open while also having a 5G modem compatible with SA and NSA networks.

As for the memory configuration, it is a phone with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, but this year we can also buy it with double the memory, that is, with 512 GB.

Cameras

Lets start by the beginning. The smartphone has two front cameras, one on the secondary screen of 10 MP, with ƒ / 2.2 and 26mm that has all the tools that can be required of a selfie camera in 2021. But the one that attracts attention, not because of its characteristics if not for its design, is the front camera (under screen) that is hidden in the flexible panel. It has a resolution of 4 MP, ƒ / 1.8 and a pixel size of 2 µm. It is covered by a single grid of pixels that is less dense in resolution than the rest of the screen. It produces a fly screen effect on the camera which is not the ideal solution, but is ultimately a significant improvement over a giant black hole on the screen.

Behind, there is not much evolution. The triple rear camera is the same as the one we saw last year on the Fold2, with a 12MP main camera at f / 1.8, a 12MP ultra-wide camera with f / 2.2, and a 12MP telephoto camera with f / 2.4. which is capable of letting us work with a 2x optical zoom

The video quality itself is perfect, although if you were expecting 8K resolution recording, you will probably be disappointed. At least you’ll find that the audio zoom is on the phone and it’s as good as ever, helping to block out background noise and focus on the subject you’re zooming in on.

Battery

Powering the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is a 4,400 mAh battery, which is 100 mAh smaller than the Z Fold2 battery, perhaps the reason why the smartphone weighs even less with the same dimensions.

The brand has not given clues about the autonomy of this terminal but if we take into account that it has two screens, and one of them is more than 7 inches, we cannot expect it to last the same as a panel with a single screen. It will be difficult for us to get to the night without charging the smartphone.

The key points regarding the Fold2

The main peculiarity that the smartphone debuts is its compatibility with the s-Pen. The manufacturer has decided to put aside the Galaxy Note range and take the stylus to its new folding mobile, greatly expanding the office automation possibilities with the flexible screen smartphone. We have an option with and without Bluetooth.

Obviously the processor is also new, as well as the hinges that have been completely renewed compared to the previous generation. But if this Fold3 stands out for something, in addition to these characteristics, it is because it is the first folding that opens protection against water and splashes thanks to its IPX8 certification.

It should also be noted that the front camera, the one with the flexible screen, has undergone a special treatment that allows it to hide and become invisible until it is activated.

The colors, green and silver, are totally new as they did not exist in last year’s model. The Fold 3 is 11 grams lighter than the Z Fold 2, a negligible difference on paper but surprisingly noticeable in real-world use.

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