Samsung is invested in folding phones and the Galaxy Z Flip lineup is its approach for normal size foldable phones. The Galaxy Z Fold phones are big and when they open, they provide a large screen real estate or canvas. On the other hand, Galaxy Z Flip phones are folding smartphones that are of normal size when unfolded and smaller when folded. It is quite popular among early adopters. This year, there is a new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 from the company. It is the third iteration and comes with the latest flagship hardware. The price of the Flip is also in the range of S series and Note series which makes an even more attractive choice.
Many people want a high-tech folding phone of normal size. Even some people want small phones because of their ease to use. Galaxy Z Flip is an option for those people who want to have such options. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 keeps up with its lineage and offers new features plus upgrades. It comes with a new Gorilla Glass Victus, a powerful Qualcomm processor, a high refresh rate screen, and faster storage. Let us have an in-depth look at the details of this phone.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Specifications and Overview
- Screens: 2 (Foldable and non foldable cover)
- Foldable: 6.7 Inches Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X Screen
- Resolution: 1080×2640
- Peak Brightness: 1200 nits
- Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
- Cover: 1.9 Inches Super AMOLED
- Resolution: 260×512
- Protection: Gorilla Glass Victus
- Foldable: 6.7 Inches Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X Screen
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (Octa-Core)
- CPU Details: 2.84 GHz Kryo 680 Single Core, 2.42 GHz Kryo 680 Tri-Core and 1.80 GHz Kryo 680 Quad-Core sets
- GPU: Adreno 660
- Memory: 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM
- Storage: 128/256 GB UFS 3.1 Internal (No micro SD Card suppoprt)
- Battery: 3300 mAh Lithium Polymer
- Charging Rate: 15W with wire, 10W Fast wireless, 4.5W Reverse
- Back Camera: 2 Modules
- Wide Angle: 12 Megapixel with f/1.8 aperture, (Dual Pixel PDAF & OIS)
- Ultrawide: 12 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture (123˚ FOV)
- Front Camera:
- 10 Megapixel with f/2.4 aperture
- OS: Android 11 (One UI 3.1.1)
- Connectivity: USB Type-C 3.1
- Sensors: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Barometer, Accelerometer, Compass
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G is only available in the 256 GB model at the time of launch in Nepal. It would have been better to have the 128 GB model as well because that could have been a bit cheaper and affordable to customers. When the base model is affordable, more new customers tend to get into the ecosystem.
Design and Build
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a very interesting and attractive folding design. It has a vertical tall screen that folds in half and the entire phone fits inside the palm of the user. The phone has an aluminum and glass construction with a flexible inner screen plus water-resistant protection. Galaxy Z Flip3 has a dimension of 166 x 72.2 mm when unfolded with 6.9 mm thickness and a dimension of 86.4 x 72.2 mm with 15.9-17.1 mm thickness when folded. The phone comes in new color options of Cream, Lavender, and Phantom Black.
There is a flexible screen on the inside and there is Gorilla Glass protection on the outside. All of this is supported on a metallic frame. This complex construction of smartphones weighs about 183 grams in total. The phone has a volume rocker and power button with a fingerprint scanner on the side. On the bottom, there is a USB Type-C port and speaker grill. The frame is strong and there a quite new measures for water and dust protection. This new Flip3 is IPX8 rated which means it is water-resistant up to 1.5m depth for 30 mins.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with flagship specifications and hardware like its big expensive brother Galaxy Z Fold3. However, the Flip has some changes in hardware specs such as battery, memory, and storage. On the inside, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor with 8 GB RAM. It is a powerful processor that can give power for gaming, workloads, heavy apps, and entertainment. The Galaxy Z Flip3 comes with only 8 GB RAM and two storage options. They are 128 GB and 256 GB on-board storage options. The phone has a good amount of space but no support for a micro SD card.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 is powered by a 3300 mAh battery which is same as the last year’s Galaxy Z Flip 5G. It has support for wired, wireless, and reverse wireless charging modes. There is 15W wired fast charging, 10W fast wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. The reverse wireless charging can be used to power Galaxy Buds and other products of the TWS earbuds series.
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Display and Cameras
Unlike the horizontally opening screen of the Fold, the Galaxy Z Flip3 has a vertically folding screen. It has a 6.7″ Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X with 1080 x 2640 resolution. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate, 1200 nits peak brightness, and HDR10+ rating. The faster refresh rate provides a snappier user experience in daily use and gaming. Peak brightness helps to see content and screen in a sunny outdoor environment. HDR10+ and 1200 nits brightness together provide a better movie and video watching experience to the users. At the top of the screen on the internal side, there is a hole punch with a 10 MP camera which is capable of recording 4K videos at fps.
The front side of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a small 1.9″ Super AMOLED cover screen that can show previews, notifications, and messages. This helps a user to know the content of messages and notifications without opening the screen which makes it convenient. Just beside the cover screen, there are two cameras. The first one is a 12 MP wide-angle sensor with f/1.8 aperture and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Second one is a 12 MP ultrawide angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 123˚ field of view.
This is a flagship state camera and it supports high-resolution plus high frame rate video recordings. The Galaxy Flip3 supports recording videos of 4K resolution at 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps, and 720p at 960 fps. Samsung has made a sophisticated device with Flip and we know that one of the main aims is to have a small footprint. That might be the reason, it is missing one additional camera from Fold3. The wide-angle and ultrawide angle cameras are great but one more telephoto camera could have made it even better.
Additional Features on Flip3
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 has dual stereo speakers and the sound is tuned by AKG. It helps to provide surround sound and an amazing experience while watching movies or even playing. There is support for eSIM as well along with Nano-SIM. The phone comes with an IPX8 rating and an improved design for keeping dust plus water out. The IP rating is very important for folding phones and this feature puts Samsung far ahead of its competitors. Flip3 also has Samsung Pay which can be used for payments at PoS terminals.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Price in Nepal, Availability and Pre-Booking
The Flip3 is a sophisticated device but it is in the normal flagship price range. This makes the phone attractive to many users. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 price in Nepal is Rs 1,24,999 for the 256 GB variant. The Flip3 5G will be available from September 22nd from all eCommerce platforms and offline retail shops. The pre-booking has been started on September 5th, 2021 and it will end on September 20, 2021. Customers can also preorder the Galaxy Z Flip 3 online from digital platforms including Daraz, e-Sewa, Cellpay, Smartdoko, and even Samsung Plaza.
If you are planning to buy this smartphone in Nepal then it is certainly a good thing to pre-book because it gets you free gifts and perks. Buying the phone right now doesn’t make it expensive or buying laters doesn’t make the purchase cheaper. However, pre-ordering now actually gives benefits that can’t be taken in the future. Customers who pre-order Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G can get free Galaxy Buds 2 or a choice to buy Galaxy Watch 4 Classic starting at just Rs 30,000.
Samsung is also providing Galaxy Gifts worth Rs 10,000 to the customers who do pre-booking. The gifts are from KGH Group, GymKhana Muay Thai, Hotel Marriott Kathmandu, Gokarna Forest Resort, Smart Doko, The Statement NP, IMS Little Smiles, Let Me In, Tranquility Spa & Hotel Shambala.
There is also the benefit of one-time breakage insurance for a period of 1 year on Galaxy Z Flip3 5G for pre-booking customers. The insurance is provided by NLG Insurance Company Limited.
Buy Galaxy Smartphone on 0% EMI Facility
Samsung is providing 0% interest EMI service to the customers. This service is available from pre-booking period. It is useful for people who don’t wish to pay a lump sum or want to pay in installment. The EMI starts from the amount of Rs 10,500. Samsung has partnered with some banks and financial institutions to provide this EMI service. Samsung Galaxy Flip3 can be purchased in EMI in Nepal if you are a customer of few selected banks. The partnering banks are Nabil Bank, NIC Asia Bank, Sunrise Bank Limited, Global IME Bank, Laxmi Bank, Machhapuchre Bank, Sanima Bank, Nepal Investment Bank Ltd, Mega Bank, NMB Bank, Kumari Bank Ltd, Upasana Bahuudeshya Sahakari Sanstha Limited, and Hulas Investment.