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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 review: features and price in Pakistan

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 brought many new products to the market. Here is a summary of what the new Samsung Z Fold3 offers to its customers, alongside greater durability and top-of-the-line performance.

With its recent launch on 11th August, Samsung took the new category of phones to a next level, and like always the number one mobile phone manufacturer has shown that it keeps pushing.

Unlike every year, Samsung decided to not launch any new Note series this year and focused on something new.

Whether one goes flip or fold, the company has now made sure that the customer gets the best out of it.

In the Galaxy Unpacked August 2021, Samsung announced amazing new products: Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic, and Galaxy Buds2.

Let us review the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G Big Screen: Great for video content 

Various reviewers like Lewis Hilsenteger and Chris Welch have called the new Z Fold 3 a “productivity powerhouse”, which comes laden with top-of-the-line specifications like 120Hz display both on the inside and outside. There are so many improvements over the previous models.

When unfolded the screen size is an exorbitant 7.6, making it a very viable option for watching content as Hilsenteger said.

With the previously heavier Fold 2 a heavier mobile with problems like cracking screens and problematic hinges, durability became a serious issue, however, the company has tried to make a leap forward with the newer version.

The screen is now 80 percent stronger with the new protective film, however, unbox therapy felt that it was lighter than the predecessor in terms of weight. Similarly, on the cover screen, Samsung is using Gorilla Glass Victus to improve drop protection. The hinge in the new phone is almost 10 percent stronger than its predecessor.

Unlike the predecessor, the phone is now rater IPX8 for water resistance, but in his review, famous reviewer MKBHD was quick to point out that the phone is not dust resistant. So, while one can dunk it, or submerge it in water for 30 minutes, the person should keep the hinge free of dust.

Moving on to the processing and speed, the Z Fold 3 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888, has 12GB of RAM, and comes in 256GB or 512GB storage.

The three rear cameras are close to what was being offered in Fold 2: the f/1.8 wide, f/2.0 ultra-wide, and f/2.4 telephoto cameras still use 12-megapixel sensors and the apertures are unchanged, but the tele lens now has optical image stabilization.

However on the primary screen, there is a very welcomed change, and that is the fact that the front went from a hole-punch selfie camera to an under-display camera.

While many reviewers forgot to comment, Welch pointed out in his review on the verge, saying, “you can absolutely tell there’s a camera in there. Samsung says there are “minimum pixels applied on top of the camera hole,” and they’re extremely noticeable when you’re looking right at the circle.”

Z Fold 3 spen use
Source: Samsung

Lastly, Samsung came up with two S-pens, a basic “Fold Edition” that covers all the basics, and an expensive S pro with additional air gestures and other tricks, however, both are sold separately.

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The new Samsung case has a separate pocket for the S-pen.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Prices in Pakistan 

Price: Z Fold3 will cost £1,599 (€1,799), however for Pakistan it will be around Rs344,999 according to the official vendors, but it still might vary, as the product is available in Pakistan.

Preorders for Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 started yesterday and it’s available in three colors: black, green, and silver. The flagship foldable will go on sale on August 27th alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Buds 2, and two new smartwatches that Samsung also introduced yesterday.