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You won’t be disappointed. The Samsung Z Flip 3 is the first folding phone for the masses. Unlike what we have seen so far where folding phones has always been one of a compromise, the latest Flip 3 is the first to deliver performance that is on par with its non-folding, premium counterparts.
It runs on the same processor as the Galaxy S21 and offers a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, IP water resistance, and a 6.7-inch AMOLED 2X display with high pixel resolutions. Plus, this all folds up nicely to a compact 3.4 x 2.8 inches when closed, where you will barely feel it when it fits in your pocket.
|Release Date||August 2021|
|Processor||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)|
|RAM & Storage||8GB + 128GB, UFS 3.1|
|OS||Android 11, One UI 3.1.1|
|Battery||Li-Po 3300 mAh, non-removable battery fast charging 15W|
Fast wireless charging 10W
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
|Display size||6.7 inches, 101.5 cm2 (~84.7% screen-to-body ratio)1080 x 2640 pixels (~426 ppi density)|
|Display type||Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (peak)|
Super AMOLED, 1.9 inches, 260 x 512 pixels
|Dimension||Unfolded: 166 x 72.2 x 6.9 mmFolded: 86.4 x 72.2 x 15.9-17.1 mm|
|Weight||183 g (6.46 oz)|
|Body Type||Plastic front, glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), aluminum frameIPX8 water-resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|Colors||Phantom Black, Green, Lavender, Cream, White, Pink, Gray|
|Data Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps, 5G|
|Wifi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.1, A2DP, LE|
|USB||USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|Camera & Video|
|Rear Camera||Dual: 12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS +12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm|
|Front Camera||10 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm|
|Video||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+Selfie: 4K@30fps|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama selfie: HDR|
|Loud Speaker||Yes, with stereo speakers-25.8 LUFS (Very good)|
|Sound Jack||No32-bit/384kHz audio Tuned by AKG|
1. What is the Samsung Z Flip 3 price in Malaysia?
In Malaysia, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 starts from RM3999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM model.
2. What size is the Galaxy Z Flip3 when unfolded?
When the handset unfolds, the device features a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1080 x 2640 pixels in resolution.
3. Does the Samsung Z Flip 3 break easily?
The Galaxy Z Flip will not break easily. Samsung says the Z Flip can fold up to 200,000 times without breaking, that is about the number of times a person would open and close his or her in 5 years. But do note that the smartphone’s hinge is slightly susceptible to overall bending and you will want to be careful not to overextend it when you are flipping open your phone.
4. What processor does the Z Flip 3 have?
The device runs on the One UI 3.5 Chipset Snapdragon 888 5G processor with 8GB RAM.
5. What colors does the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G come in?
The Galaxy Z Flip3 comes in a variety of colors including 4 base colors which are Phantom Black, Green, Lavender, and Cream. It is also available in 3 exclusive colors of Gray, White, and Pink.
6. Is the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G waterproof?
Yes, the Z Flip 3 features an IPX8 rating which gives it protection against water. According to Samsung, its latest clamshell foldable can survive an immersion of a maximum of 1.5m in depth for up to 30 minutes.
7. Is the Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G dustproof?
No, the IPX8 rating means there is no dust-resistance rating.
8. How long does the Z Flip 3 5G battery last?
The device has a relatively shorter battery life when compared to most phones. It has a 3,300 mAh battery and can last 11 to 12 hours with medium-to-heavy usage.
9. Does the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G have fast charging?
Yes, the Z Flip 3 has a 3,300 mAh battery and supports charging speed up to 15W which will allow you to fully charge your smartphone in about 1.5 hours.
10. Does the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G support wireless charging?
Yes, the device supports wireless charging and also wireless Powershare where you can charge other WPC Qi-certified smartphone products and Samsung wearable devices.
11. Does the Z Flip 3 have face recognition?
Yes, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 does provide face recognition and can only be authenticated when unfolded with the front camera.
12. Does the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 have a fingerprint sensor?
Yes, the device does have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that is integrated with the power button.
13. How many cameras does the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G have?
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 sports a dual rear camera setup which consist of the 12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron) wide camera + 12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.12-micron) ultrawide camera.
14. Can you put a screen protector on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G?
Yes, you can install a third-party screen protector on top of the non-removable factory-installed screen protector for your smartphone.
15. What is the warranty for the Samsung Z Flip 3?
The Galaxy Z Flip3 5G has a limited warranty of 1 year from Samsung. But if you are purchasing with Samsung Malaysia between the period of 22nd September 2021 to 31st October 2021, you can get an RM350 e-voucher for your next purchase and a free 1 year extension with Samsung Care+ worth RM699.
16. Which is better – the Samsung Z Fold 3 or Flip 3?
When it comes to the best folding phone for you, it really comes down to your preference, budget, and what you need the phone for.
If you want a big and vibrant display that folds into something smaller and has longer battery life with the added benefit of S Pen support, then the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the way to go. On the other hand, if you are looking for an affordable option offering similar experiences and can go without the S Pen support, the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is a smartphone for you.
Is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Worth Buying?
Samsung has tweaked the foldable phone in just the right ways to make it enticing for regular customers. The Z Flip 3 now offers improved display, top-tier performance, and has an IP rating for water resistance. However, the smartphone still pales in terms of battery life and camera, especially with its high asking price in Malaysia where you can get many better flagship alternatives.
But in the end, it really comes down to personal preference. If you are looking for a bendy phone that can fold in half with great performance and just simply love its compact size and design, by all means, go for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.