Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

First Impressions

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with a lot of improvements that make it seem more value-for-money compared to the previous generation Fold.

It is slimmer and lighter than the previous Galaxy Z Fold 2. And, to top it off, you get rounded edges that make it more comfortable to hold and use as well.

Samsung has managed to get an IPX8 rating for a foldable phone which means it can survive a depth of 1.5m under water for up to 30 mins. It is the first ever foldable to do so.

You now get a slightly larger 6.23-inch cover display with an upgraded 120Hz refresh rate, which is the same as the 7.6-inch inner display now. The crease is still visible, however.

Samsung went ahead and integrated a 4MP Low Resolution Under Display Camera in the inner display and its clearly visible. The rest of the camera setup is the same as the Galaxy Z Fold 2.

The Z Fold 3 gets S-Pen support but you will have to buy the special S-Pen for the Fold or the S-Pen Pro for it to work. You can’t use the Note 20 Ultra’s Pen here.

Samsung has worked with many companies to make the Fold 3 software more user friendly. There are multiple software tweaks that make the Fold 3 particularly exciting this year.

The Z Fold 3 is powered by Snapdragon 888 SoC with 12GB of RAM. COD Mobile on the Z Fold 3 is super fun.

Samsung has reduced the size of the internal battery slightly to 4400mAh from the 4500mAh inside the Galaxy Z Fold 2, but now with 25W charging support.

With the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Samsung is going for the jugular. Yes, these refinements might not seem substantial at first but the IPX8 rating and the S-Pen support are huge improvements.