Samsung started its journey with folding phones a few years ago. By folding, we mean screens that fold. The company has made quite a lot of progress in terms of folding flagship smartphones. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the new flagship smartphone from the company with a folding screen. It is a big device with powerful internal hardware, a 7.6″ foldable screen, a 6.2″ front screen, 5G, and a lot of cool features. The new fold has a lot of updates compared to last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 2. Here in this article, we are discussing the price, specifications, launch, and pre-booking details.
This year, the Fold3 is launching a bit earlier compared to last year. It is also bringing a lot of positive updates such as IP rating, stylus support, better processor, under-display selfie camera, and more. The realm of folding smartphones is quite new and interesting. It is a developing series, so there are a lot of things. The Fold lineup is a super luxury range and these are very expensive. However, we have to consider the fact that, it has highly advanced technology.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Specifications and Overview
- Screens: 2 (Foldable and non foldable cover)
- Foldable: 7.6 Inches Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X Screen
- Resolution: 1768×2208
- Peak Brightness: 1200 nits
- Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
- Cover: 6.2 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X
- Resolution: 832×2268
- Protection: Gorilla Glass Victus
- Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
- Foldable: 7.6 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: 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM
- Storage: 256/512 GB UFS 3.1 Internal (No micro SD Card suppoprt)
- Battery: 4400 mAh Lithium Polymer
- Charging Rate: 25W Fast with wire, 11W Fast wireless, 4.5W Reverse
- Back Camera: 3 Modules
- Wide Angle: 12 Megapixel with f/1.8 aperture, (Dual Pixel PDAF & OIS)
- Ultrawide: 12 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture (123˚ FOV)
- Telephoto: 8 Megapixel with f/2.4 aperture (OIS & 2x Optical zoom)
- Front Camera:
- Folding Side: 4 Megapixel with f/1.8 aperture (Under Display)
- Outer Cover Side: 10 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture
- OS: Android 11 (One UI 3.1.1)
- Connectivity: USB Type-C 3.2
- Sensors: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Barometer, Accelerometer, Compass
Samsung Nepal is selling both the 256 GB and 512 GB models of Galaxy Fold3 in the market.
Build and Design
The main unique part of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is the design. It has a folding mechanism which makes it very different. Fold 3 is made up of metal and glass and has a solid construction with robust hinges. When the device is folded, it has a dimension of 158.2 x 67.1 and a thickness of 14.4-16 mm. The thickness of the hinge when folded is a bit high than the edges. When the phone is opened or unfolded it has a dimension of 158.2 x 128.1 with a thickness of 6.4 mm.
The entire phone has an aluminum frame with a folding screen on the inside and Gorilla Glass Victus protection on both the front and back sides. The hinges are also solid and the whole Galaxy Z Fold 3 has an IPX8 water resistance rating. This powerful behemoth is actually quite heavy with 271 grams of weight. Galaxy Z Fold 3 is available in three colors, Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver in Nepal.
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Core Internal Hardware
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a full flagship smartphone and it has top of the line specifications. The Fold has its hardware distributed in two parts but they work as one. Inside this device, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor with 12 GB RAM. Snapdragon 888 is the best processor from last year and it packs a lot of power. This is a 5G chipset with power enough to provide top performance for all daily work apps, games, AI, and post-processing. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with 256 GB and 512 GB internal storage options but no SD card support. There is support for Nano-SIM and eSIM as well. Nepal Telecom is already on the path to launching eSIM in the market.
The phone is taking power from a 4400 mAh battery which is slightly smaller than last year’s Fold2. Actually, there is one 2280 mAh battery and one 2120 mAh battery on the inside. One battery is on one side of the fold or on the cover screen side while the next one is on the other side or below cameras. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 has fast charging support for wired and wireless modes. There is 25W wired fast charging, 11W fast wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.
Screen and Cameras
This is the most important part of the Galaxy Z Fold lineup. The new Fold3 has a big 6.2″ Dynamic AMOLED at the front with a hole punch. This is a big screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate, 832 x 2268 resolution, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It is a tall form factor with a tall aspect ratio but it looks much better than the original Fold. The hole punch at the cover screen on the front has a 10 MP selfie camera that has gyro EIS and 4K 30 fps video recording support.
On the inside, when the device is unfolded there is a massive 7.6″ Foldable Dynamic AMOLED screen. It is a different type of screen because it folds in half and needs to be durable. The foldable screen has features such as 120 Hz refresh rate, 1200 nits peak brightness, HDR10+ rating, and 1768 x 2208 resolution. The screen has an under-display camera which makes the screen look amazing because there are no notch and distractions.
This is a new implementation by the company and it looks nice. Samsung has reduced the pixel density over the camera which allows light to enter into the sensor. Under the screen, there is a 4 MP camera that gets uncovered by turning off the pixels over it after opening the camera.
On the backside, there are three main cameras. First, we have a 12 MP wide-angle primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and OIS. Second, we have a 12 MP ultrawide camera with a 123˚ field of view. Thrid there is a 12 MP telephoto camera with OIS and 2x optical zoom. This set supports maximum video recording at 4K 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps, and 720p at 960 fps.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 packs a lot of desirable features. First and foremost is the new support for Stylus. Samsung didn’t launch a new Galaxy Note smartphone this year but they have launched a flagship device with S Pen support. Galaxy Z Fold 3 supports an S Pen but it is special. Unlike the Note series phone, the SPen is not inside a silo in the phone. It is a separate accessory with a different soft tip for writing on a delicate foldable screen. Samsung is selling “S Pen Pro” separately in the global market at $99.
This year, Galaxy Fold 3 comes with IPX8 water-resistant rating. This means it is better secured and well built than its predecessor. IPX8 means the phone can handle water up to 1.5m depth for 30 mins. Galaxy Fold3 comes with features such as stereo speakers, ultra wideband support, Samsung DeX, and Samsung Pay. The software on the phone is currently One UI 3.1.1 and it comes with optimizations for multitasking especially for the big screen
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Price in Nepal, Availability and Pre-Booking
The Fold3 is quite an expensive phone because it is a luxury and highly sophisticated device. It is above normal flagship phones. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 price in Nepal is Rs 2,19,999 for the 256 GB variant and Rs 2,29,999 for the 512 GB variant. The Fold3 will be available from September 22nd on all retail outlets and Samsung brand shops. The pre-booking is open from September 5th, 2021 to September 20, 2021. Customers can easily preorder the Galaxy Z Fold 3 from Daraz, e-Sewa, Cellpay, Smartdoko, and Samsung Plaza.
Every time Samsung offers exciting and value-adding gifts to the early birds or pre-booking customers. We have been tracking these for a long time and they always provide good deals. During the pre-order, the price is the same but you get free stuff and discounts on other gadgets. These things can’t be accessed later after normal sales start.
Customers who place a Galaxy Z Fold3 5G pre-order request can get gifts such as Flip Cover with S Pen for free. In addition, they get one more gift. Customers can choose between free Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic at Rs 25,000. In our view, if you really need a smartwatch, go for the Galaxy Watch else Galaxy Buds Pro can be a great companion for entertainment.
Samsung is providing gifts 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 to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 pre-ordering customers. The Galaxy Gifts are worth Rs 10,000 in terms of value.
The company is also providing one of the most important things required for the expensive and sophisticated phone Galaxy Z Fold3. It is the service of one-time breakage insurance for 1 year period. The insurance is being provided by NLG Insurance Company Limited.
Buy Galaxy Fold on 0% EMI Facility
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is one of the most expensive smartphones in the market. It is not possible for many people to have such cash always lying around. In addition, some people also don’t wish to pay a lump sum or sometimes want to pay in installments. For such people, Samsung is providing 0% interest EMI facility by partnering with few banks. The starting amount of monthly installments starts from Rs 10,500. Customers need to be user of selected banks and institutions to avail EMI feature. The partner banks and institutions 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.