Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Bucket Tech: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3

Todays Samsung Unpacked Event showcased their latest foldable mobile devices as well as their latest wearable and in ear accessories. We're just going to focus on the mobile devices in this post as it the most important one from the event. As the name suggests, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are the 3rd  generation of Samsung folding devices, being the market leader in this technology, they continued to flex their muscles in this aspect with their latest devices. 

Here is a quick run down on the specifications for each device:

Galaxy Z Fold 3

The Z Fold 3 continues from its predecessor in offering the user the best of both worlds, in terms of having a mobile phone and a tablet. While the Z Fold 2 was impressive, the 3rd generation of the device just builds on from it, offering a matte finish body, with a new 12MP triple primary camera and a new under-screen selfie camera. The device which comes with Samsung's 1Ui3 which is tablet based and has app dock and improved multi-tasking capabilities. The device also supports Samsung S Pen, for ease of use. 

Galaxy Z Flip 3

The Z Flip has always been one for the fun and outgoing individual unlike the Fold which is more business orientated. The Z Flip 3 is great looking device which is available in three colours. The device now has a two-tone finish which adds to the appeal of the an already great looking phone. When opened, the device screen measures 6.7-inches and is an Infinity Flex Display with 120Hz refresh rate.

Both the Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SOC and are rated IPX8 for water resistance. This making them the first folding devices with an IP rating. Both devices will be available locally from 17 September 2021 and pricing are as follows:

* Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 - R37,999
* Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 - R21,999

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