Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021
Finally, after weeks of waiting and leaking countless news and details about Samsung's upcoming clamshells, the company unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold3 clamshell as a replacement for the Z Fold2 minutes ago during the Galaxy Unpacked event, which was held under the slogan Get ready to unfold. Unveiled last year. In addition to the Z Fold3, the Z Flip3 clamshell, Galaxy Watch4 series smartwatches and the new Galaxy Buds2 TWS headset were also unveiled at the event. The Z Fold3 is slightly smaller, slimmer and lighter than last year's model, with both 120Hz displays and a sub-screen camera, S Pen and IP protection for the first time.
design Z Fold3 ratio In the past, we did not face much change, and this time, too, we are faced with a large and thick smartphone in the closed state, whose external display has a more elongated ratio than a normal display. This model opens like a book and inside it, a large screen in the style of a tablet awaits you. The chassis of this model is made of aluminum alloy, which Samsung calls Armor Aluminum, and it has 10% more power than before. Samsung considers this alloy "the most powerful material" ever used in a smartphone.
The height of Z Fold3 has decreased by one millimeter compared to Z Fold2 last year and reached 158.2 mm. The widths of the open and closed modes have also been slightly reduced to 128.1 and 67.1 mm, respectively; For comparison, the two values in Z Fold2 are 128.2 and 68 mm. The thickness of the Z Fold3 closed mode is 16 mm, which is 0.8 mm less than last year 's Z Fold2. They run parallel to each other.
The thickness of the open state of the device has also been reduced from 6.9 to 6.4 mm. The Z Fold3 has also seen a change in weight, with a slight reduction in battery capacity, experiencing 11 grams of weight loss, and while the phone is still quite heavy, its weight of 271 grams in the standard clamshell phone standard seems an acceptable figure.>
The IPX8 is one of the highlights of the Z Fold3's design, which, while not dustproof, allows the phone to be immersed in water (clear with a certain depth and time) for the first time in its class. p>
Z Fold3 The design of the body differs from the Z Fold2 at a glance, where the form of the rear cameras, which was repeated in the S21 series, has now been replaced by a simpler and more minimalist design, in which instead of the large rectangular edges of the previous A narrow oval object is used with an LED flash underneath.
One of the most important new features in the Z Fold3 structure is its support for the S Pen, which is a clear indication of Samsung's decision to abandon the proud Note series and focus on clamshell phones. S Pen support, of course, was already available for the S21 Ultra. We'll talk more about the S Pen support in Z Fold3 below.
At the top of the screen is a punch hole for the device's 10-megapixel external selfie camera, which still has an aperture of f/2.2 unchanged and supports 4K shooting at 30 frames per second.
Interior screen but on paper It has not changed much and is still 7.6 inches with a resolution of 1768 2208 pixels, which is made with Dynamic AMOLED 2X technology, and its 120 Hz variable refresh rate is no different from the past. The screen, of course, is 29 percent brighter than the Z Fold2 5G, according to Samsung, thanks to what is called Eco square technology, and the redesign of the protective layer on it has resulted in 80 percent more durability. As usual, the fingerprint sensor has no place inside this panel and is still on the side of the device. According to Samsung, the most important reason for the users of this brand to provide the previous generation of this series has belonged to the large screen of the device; This has also been considered in Z Fold3, and to increase productivity, the S Pen option has been added to the list of features of the device.
The interesting thing about this screen is the position of the selfie camera in it, which is the first time in a phone Samsung is considered an in-screen type. The in-screen camera technology, which is now recognized by ZTE for its Oppo and Axon 20 and Axon 30 handsets, allows you to design a full-screen display without the hassle of a selfie camera, without the need for any notches or cuts into the display. Has moved. This camera is visible when used, but in other cases it is somewhat hidden from view.
The telephoto camera has a focal length of 52 mm, which produces an image equal to 2x optical zoom, and autofocus and OIS are not forgotten. The lens aperture of this camera is the same as before f/2.4. Finally, the third and final camera in this series has an ultraviolet lens with f/2.2 and a field of view of 123 degrees and does not support autofocus. Gorilla Glas DX protective cover is used on the cameras in this part.
For the processing part of this phone, Samsung has gone for the Snapdragon 888 processor (not its plus version), which has a 2.84 GHz Arm Cortex-X1 core with 3 2.42 GHz Arm Cortex- cores. It offers the A78 at the highest level and the 1.55 GHz quad-core A55 at the lowest level. Adreno 660 graphics and built-in 5G modem are other important features of this processor. The device has 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 or 512 GB of non-expandable internal memory.
As mentioned earlier, S-Pen support is another new option for the Z Fold3 that It was also offered for the S21 Ultra. The way this feature is implemented in Samsung's new clamshell is similar to the S series, and again, there is no place inside the body to hide the pen. Of course, special covers are provided for Z Fold3, in which it is possible to put a pen.
This phone supports two different types of S Pen, including S Pen Fold Edition and S Pen Pro. The Fold Edition pen is the simplest option of this dual, which weighs only 6.7 grams and its length and width are 132.1 and 7.7 mm, respectively. This pen supports normal activities such as handwriting recognition and air commands. As expected, the S Pen Pro has a built-in battery and supports Bluetooth, a low-power version or BLE, and features called Air Action. The length and width of this pen are more and are 173.64 and 9.5 mm, respectively, and it weighs 13.8 grams.
One of the interesting functions of the pen in Z Fold3 occurs when the device is in Flex mode (semi-open with a 90 degree angle); In this case, if you are in the YouTube app, the video is played in full screen at the top, and if the bottom of the screen is touched while pressing the button on the pen, the Samsung Notes app is summoned and you can take notes of the video being played. This feature is also useful during a conference or video call for note-taking. - Samsung's folding flagship and a replacement for the Note series. The S-Pen charging process is also different, with no place for the stylus in the phone itself, so the Pro version of the stylus will use a USB-C port!
While last year's model from A 4,500mAh battery with a 15-watt charger The Z Fold3 has changed slightly, and apart from slightly reducing the battery capacity to 4,400 mAh, the charger has also changed and now supports 25 watts of power. 10-watt wireless charging and 4.5-watt wireless reverse charging are other things to consider here
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 in three colors matte black, green and silver (all with Phantom extension) with Android 11 operating system and One UI 3.1 user interface from September this year with The base price is 1,799.99 Euros for the 12GB/256GB version and the 12GB/512GB version will be priced at 1,899.99 Euros.