Samsung’s Newest Z Fold3 & Z Flip3 Are Now More Durable & More Affordable! Pre-Order Starts On August 19, 2021

August 18 03:00 2021 Print This Article

Last week, Samsung unveiled their newest foldables in their Samsung Unpacked live stream event. In it, they introduced the update to their popular foldables called the Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3. Both of these foldable devices have been upgraded with more durable materials – with a surprise upgrade to waterproofing – and made even more affordable this year!

The Fold series has been around for a while. This is it’s third generation and it shows. With a starting price of PHP 87,990, the Z Fold 3 is significantly cheaper than last year’s Z Fold 2 at PHP 99,990. But it doesn’t go cheap on the specs: its powered by a Snapdragon 888 (which is arguably the better processor over Exynos from other Samsung flsagships); 120hz displays on both the cover and main screen; the first under-display camera on a foldable; and now supports a new S Pen for stylus input!

But have we also mentioned that the Z Fold 3 is also more durable? It now has IPx8 Water Resistance (a surprise upgrade given the hinge mechanism is hard to protect from water ingress), a tougher Armor Aluminum body material, a PET main screen layer that is 80% more durable than the Z Fold 2’s outer screen, and Gorilla Glass Victus to protect the screen and body.

That’s not all, the pre-order bonuses on this year’s Fold is also heavily upgraded. There’s three major options. You can pre-order from official physical Samsung stores (and partners) or on Samsung.com. For offline stores you can get up to PHP 27,400 freebies and discounts, and for Samsung.com you get up to PHP 20,400.

This is the Z Fold3 S Pen Fold Edition Flip Cover Case
  1. First Pre-Order Bundle (Physical Store Pre-Order)
    • PHP 5,000 E-voucher (Can be used to buy Samsung products online)
    • Galaxy Buds Pro (worth PHP 9,990; can’t pick color)
    • 50% Off on Z Fold 3 Flip Cover with S Pen Fold Edition
    • 25W Travel Adapter (worth PHP 949)
    • 1 Year Samsung Care+ (worth PHP 9,499)
  2. Second Pre-Order Bundle (Physical Store Pre-Order)
    • PHP 10,000 Token (Can be used to buy Samsung products at the store at the same time of purchase)
    • 25W Travel Adapter (worth PHP 949)
    • 1 Year Samsung Care+ (worth PHP 9,499)
  3. Third Pre-Order Bundle (Samsung.com)
    • PHP 10,000 E-voucher (Can be used to buy Samsung products online)
    • 25W Travel Adapter (worth PHP 949)
    • 1 Year Samsung Care+ (worth PHP 9,499)

With the free one year of Samsung Care+, you’re also safe from any accidental breakage of the phone so under normal use you can be confident with your Z Fold 3 that it will be repaired or replaced with no cost and as little hassle as possible.

The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G comes in three colors. Phantom Black or Phantom Silver for the 256GB Variant; and Phantom Black or Phantom Green for the 512GB Variant. Full specs are below.

Samsung Galazy Z Fold3 5G – PHP 87,990 (256GB ROM) or PHP 95,990 (512GB ROM)

  • Snapdragon 888 Processor
  • 7.6″ 2208×1768 Dynamic AMOLED 2X Main Display (with under display camera)
    • 120Hz, 1200nits peak, HDR10+
  • 6.2″ 2268×832 Dynamic AMOLED 2X Cover Display (with punch hole camera)
    • 120Hz, 1500nits peak, HDR10+
    • Gorilla Glass Victus Protection
  • Rear Cameras
    • 12MP OIS DPAF Main Camera
    • 12MP OIS 2x Telephoto Camera
    • 12MP Ultrawide Camera
  • 10MP Cover Camera
  • 4MP Under Main Display Camera
  • Android 11 with One UI
  • 12GB RAM + 256 or 512GB ROM UFS 3.1 (No MicroSD Slot)
  • Dual SIM 5G with eSIM (unsure if eSIM is available in the Philippines)
    • mmwave & UWB
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Side-Mounted Fingerprint Scanner
  • 4,400 Battery with 25W Fast Charging, 10W Wireless Fast Charging, 4.5W Reverse Wireless Charging
  • IPX8 Waterproof, Supports S Pen Fold Stylus & S Pen Pro Stylus, Stereo Speakers, Samsung Dex

Moving on to the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. It isn’t, in fact, the third Flip foldable of this line, but the second. We’ll let that pass since it launches alongside the Fold3 and calling it the Flip2 would probably be confusing for a lot of consumers.

What’s not confusing though, is the Flip3’s large upgrades across the board. Same with the Fold, it gains water resistance, durable Armor Aluminum body, and the 80% more durable PET folding screen protection. The cover screen is also made bigger so you can completely read notifications without opening the Flip. You still get the same flagship processor as the Fold in a small, pocketable form factor at the enticing price of PHP 52,990 for the 128GB Variant and PHP 56,990 for the 256GB Variant. A variety of nice pastel colors are available including Cream, Green, Lavender, and Phantom Black.

For pre-order bonuses, you get something similar.

  1. First Pre-Order Bundle (Physical Store Pre-Order)
    • PHP 3,500 E-voucher (Can be used to buy Samsung products online)
    • Galaxy Buds Pro (worth PHP 9,990; can’t pick color)
    • 50% Off on Silicone Cover with Ring
    • 25W Travel Adapter (worth PHP 949)
    • 1 Year Samsung Care+ (worth PHP 9,499)
  2. Second Pre-Order Bundle (Physical Store Pre-Order)
    • PHP 7,000 Token (Can be used to buy Samsung products at the store at the same time of purchase)
    • 25W Travel Adapter (worth PHP 949)
    • 1 Year Samsung Care+ (worth PHP 9,499)
  3. Third Pre-Order Bundle (Samsung.com) – we don’t know the details but probably similar to Fold3

As always, any durability concerns with folding phones should be abated by the free one year of Samsung Care+, which also comes with the Flip3. Specs are below.

Samsung Galazy Z Flip3 5G – PHP 52,990 (256GB ROM) or PHP 56,990 (512GB ROM)

  • Snapdragon 888 Processor
  • 6.7″ 2640×1080 Dynamic AMOLED 2X Main Display (with punch hole camera)
    • 120Hz, 1200nits peak, HDR10+
  • 1.9″ 512×260 Super AMOLED Cover Display 935nits (HBM)
  • Rear Cameras
    • 12MP OIS DPAF Main Camera
    • 12MP Ultrawide Camera
  • 10MP Selfie Camera
  • Android 11 with One UI
  • 8GB RAM + 128 or 256GB ROM UFS 3.1 (No MicroSD Slot)
  • Single SIM 5G with eSIM (unsure if eSIM is available in the Philippines)
    • mmwave & UWB
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Side-Mounted Fingerprint Scanner
  • 3,300 Battery with 15W Fast Charging, 10W Wireless Fast Charging, 4.5W Reverse Wireless Charging
  • IPX8 Waterproof, Supports S Pen Fold Stylus & S Pen Pro Stylus, Stereo Speakers

That’s about all you need to know about these new flagship folding phones from Samsung. Pre-order starts on August 19 until September 21, 2021 and customers can get their Fold or Flip as soon as September 22. You can check out more details on the pre-order on the Fold3 here, and the Flip3 here.

If you want to learn more about the phones themselves, Samsung’s product pages are the place to go. Here’s the link for the Fold3 page, and the Flip3 page.

So what do you think? Its really impressive how far Samsung’s foldables have come and we’re really interested in the Fold3 ourselves. Maybe we might even order one!

My Gear:

(Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)

Facebook comments:

write a comment

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be the one to start a conversation.

Add a Comment

Leave a Reply