recently launched its most advanced foldable phones-- Galaxy Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 in the US and within weeks the company is bringing them to India. The India pricing of Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 has been announced and for the first time Samsung is launching a foldable phone in India for under Rs 1 lakh. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G starts at Rs 84,999. Having said that, the older Galaxy Z Flip was launched at Rs 1,05,000 in 2020 and is now available at as low as Rs 63,820.
Galaxy Fold 3 5G and Galaxy Flip 3 5G variants and prices in India
The Galaxy Fold 3 5G and Galaxy Flip 3 5G will be available in two variants and limited colour options in India. Here are the prices:
Galaxy Fold3 5G (12+256GB): Rs 1,49,999 (Phantom Black and Phantom Green)
Galaxy Fold3 5G (12+512GB): Rs 1,57,999 (Phantom Black and Phantom Green)
Galaxy Flip 3 5G (8+128GB): Rs 84,999 (Phantom Black and Cream)
Galaxy Flip 3 5G (8+256GB): Rs 88,999 (Phantom Black and Cream)
Galaxy Fold 3 5G and Galaxy Flip 3 5G launch offers and availability
Those who pre-book Galaxy Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G phones will be eligible for either an upgrade voucher of up to Rs 7000 or HDFC Bank cash back of upto Rs 7000 using credit and debit card. In addition to this, buyers will be eligible for free 1 year Samsung Care+ Accidental & Liquid Damage Protection worth Rs 7999 on pre-booking Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Rs 4799 on pre-booking Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. Also, buyers who have already pre-reserved Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and/or Galaxy Z Flip3 5G in India will be eligible for all pre-booking offers along with a free Galaxy SmartTag.
You can pre-book their Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G on Samsung.com and across retail stores between August 24 and September 09, 2021. The sale will commence from September 10, 2021.
How Galaxy Fold 3 5G differs from Galaxy Flip 3 5G
While the Z Fold 3 unfolds horizontally, essentially converting your phone into a nearly 8-inch tablet, the Z Flip 3 folds vertically and you will get the same screen estate like any other smartphone with a display of around 6.5-inch.For the first time, Samsung is introducing a stylus support on a flexible display smartphone.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will support two kinds of S Pen stylus-- S Pen Fold edition and S Pen Pro. The S Pen Fold edition is only compatible with Galaxy Z Fold 3 while the S Pen Pro supports all Samsung devices that offer S Pen compatibility. Samsung will be extending all functionalities of the Galaxy Note series on the Z Fold 3 including Air Command.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED cover display with 120Hz refresh rate. Note that the cover display is what you will see when the device is folded. You can perform all tasks on this display and it is made of glass. When you unfold the device, you will get a 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED main display with 120Hz refresh rate. The biggest highlight of this main display is that it hides a selfie camera underneath.
The design and form factor is similar to the previous Fold device but comes with an ‘Armor Aluminum’ frame that Samsung calls it the toughest aluminum frame yet in a smartphone. Also, there’s Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection and IPX8 water resistant.
The device will come with a total of five cameras-- three at the back, one underneath the main display and one on the cover display. The triple rear camera module includes a 12MP ultrawide sensor with F2.2 aperture, 12MP dual pixel autofocus primary sensor with F1.8 aperture, OIS and another 12MP telephoto sensor with F2.4 aperture and OIS. There’s 2X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom along with HDR10+ video recording.
When you fold the device, you will get a selfie camera on the cover display with 10MP sensor and F2.2 aperture. The under display camera has a 4MP sensor and an aperture of F1.8.
The phone is powered by a 5nm 64-bit octa-core chipset along with 12GB of RAM and internal storage options of 128GB or 256GB. It runs Android 11 operating system and is powered by a 4,400mAh battery.
For security, the device supports biometric locks like Face or fingerprint and it’s a 5G-enabled smartphone. The phone will come in Phantom Black, Green and Silver colour options.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 specifications
While the form factor is kept similar to the older Z Flip, there are some design changes. For starters, the cover display is now bigger and the cameras are placed vertically instead of horizontally. The cover screen now measures 1.9-inch and it’s a Super AMOLED panel. The device unfolds to showcase a 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED main display with 120Hz refresh rate.
The phone is IPX8 water resistant and is protected by Corning Gorilla GLass Victus. Samsung is using the same Armor Aluminum frame in the Z Flip 3 too. As for the camera, there’s a dual camera setup with 12MP wide, F1.8 aperture, OIS and autofocus along with a 12MP ultrawide sensor with F2.2 aperture. Inside, the main display has a 10MP selfie camera with F2.4 aperture.
The device is powered by a 5nm 64-bit octa-core chipset with 8GB of RAM and internal storage options of 128GB or 256GB. It runs Android 11 operating system and is powered by a 3,300mAh battery. This is also a 5G-enabled smartphone. For security, there’s face unlock and fingerprint support.