Flip phones are nothing new (remember all the Siemens and Nokia phones we used to carry back in the day?) but they’re definitely making a strong comeback thanks to Samsung, which continues to lead in foldable innovation with the launch of two new smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G.
Incorporating key improvements that Samsung users have asked for, the Galaxy Z series offers unique new ways to work, watch, and play without compromising craftsmanship and design. And in case you didn’t notice, both also come with 5G support for unrivalled connectivity.
Keep reading to find out more about the new Galaxy Z series, including when you can pre-order your new devices!
What to expect in Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3
With a7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is the device for ultimate productivity and entertainment. By applying bare minimum pixels on top of the camera, it gives you an increased viewable area so you can immerse yourself in theatre-like viewing experiences and stay fully engaged in the latest K-drama series you’re bingeing. Experience smoother scrolling and quick device interaction on both the main and cover screens too!
Another standout feature of the Galaxy Z Fold3? You can use the Samsung S Pen on this foldable smartphone as it boasts fully optimised S Pen features on the main screen, a perfect fit for on-the-go multitaskers if you ask us. Jotting down notes during a video call or checking off a to-do list while reading emails has never been easier!
The S Pen for Galaxy Z Fold3 comes in two options: S Pen Fold Edition and S Pen Pro12. Both feature a specially engineered retractable tip with force limit technology to protect the main screen for peace of mind while using the S Pen.
Productivity seekers will also enjoy Galaxy Z Fold3’s enhanced Flex mode features, which lets you do more at once, such as joining a video call on the device’s top screen while taking down meeting notes on the bottom. With Galaxy Z Fold3 5G’s updated Multi-Active Window, it’s even easier to make dinner plans over text while checking your calendar, all on the device’s large screen.
What’s more, the Galaxy Z Fold3 is built with a sleeker, thinner, and lighter design for even better portability than Galaxy Z Fold2. It comes with a choice of three colours: Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver.
What to expect in Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3
No phone can get as compact as the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 even though it now features a redesigned cover screen that is now four times larger, making it easier to view notifications and messages without having to open up your phone. On top of that, Samsung Pay is built directly into the cover screen too, so it’s never been easier to check out on the go at your favourite coffee shop.
The Galaxy Z Flip3 is also crafted to give users the best capability for capturing and sharing memories. Packed with some of the latest camera features, you can take even more stunning selfies hands-free with Flex mode or keep the device folded and capture a quick photo – or even video – right from the cover screen using enhanced Quick Shot by double-clicking the power key.
Galaxy Z Flip3 is great for relaxing and watching a YouTube vlog or a TV show hands-free as well, and thanks to its new, upgraded Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos, you can get immersive sound with incredible clarity, depth and spatial effects, no matter what you’re watching or listening to.
Apart from its sleek design and premium features, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 is all about freedom of self-expression which is why it comes in a whopping seven trendy colourways: Cream, Green, Lavender, and Phantom Black as well as Grey, Pink, and White (these three are exclusive to Samsung Online Store only). There are also new ring grips and strap cases for the Galaxy Z Flip3 that you can dress up your smartphone with to make it even easier to hold and fold the phone.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 vs. Z Flip3: which one should I go for?
First things first, both devices from this generation’s Galaxy Z series are built to last and so, they are equipped with IPX84 water resistance, a first in foldable smartphone history! With this feature, you no longer have to worry about your phone when caught in the rain.
Both devices are also built with the new Armor Aluminium – the strongest aluminium ever used on a Galaxy smartphone – along with the tough Corning Gorilla Glass Victus to protect against scratches and accidental drops. In addition, both devices include a new protective film and optimised display panel layers, resulting in a main screen that’s 80% more durable than the previous devices.
For those who need the ultimate device for productivity and immersive entertainment, go for the Galaxy Z Fold3, a true multitasking powerhouse with next-level performance. Want a stylish gizmo that comes with function instead? Galaxy Z Flip3 is the ideal device with its sleek, compact, and pocketable design plus enhanced camera features.
What else is new in the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem
Samsung Galaxy Buds2
Joining the all-new Galaxy Z Series is the Galaxy Buds2, Samsung’s smallest and lightest earbuds that boast an iconic curved shape. Designed for a comfortable fit made to be worn all day, it provides premium sound quality so you can immerse yourself in the moment, wherever you are.
The dynamic two-way speakers deliver crisp, clear high notes and deep bass, while Active Noise Cancellation helps block out up to 98% of background noise. If you need to hear your surroundings, you can simply choose Ambient sounds with three adjustable sound levels, depending on how much of your surroundings you want to hear while wearing Buds2.
Your voice will also be clearer on calls, thanks to a new, machine learning-based solution that filters out a variety of distracting background noises, coupled with the three-microphone system and Voice Pick Up Unit (VPU) to maximise call quality. Choose from four contemporary colours: Graphite, White, Olive, and Lavender.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 series
Along with the new foldable smartphones and earbuds, Samsung has also launched the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. They are the first smartwatches to feature the new Wear OS Powered by Samsung, built jointly with Google, and are equipped with One UI Watch, Samsung’s most intuitive user interface yet.
The Galaxy Watch4 series is bolstered with advanced hardware performance and delivers a more seamless and connected user experience than ever before. These new devices have been completely redesigned to provide you with the best tools to manage your health and wellness.
The Galaxy Watch4 series is equipped with Samsung’s ground-breaking BioActive Sensor, which boasts a smaller and more compact design that doesn’t detract from measurement accuracy. This new 3-in-1 sensor uses a single chip to precisely run three powerful health sensors — Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis, so you can monitor their blood pressure, detect an AFib irregular heartbeat, measure your blood oxygen level, and, for the first time, calculate your body composition.
This experience is backed by serious hardware upgrades including an enhanced processor, richer displays, an expanded 16GB memory as well as a battery life that can last up to 40 hours with a single charge.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 comes in Black, Pink Gold, and Silver for the 40mm size and Black, Green, and Silver for the 44mm. The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic is available in Black and Silver for both 42mm and 46mm sizes.
The new Samsung Galaxy Z series: Prices and launch dates
The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G retails S$2,398 (256GB) and S$2,548 (512GB). The Galaxy Z Flip3 5G retails for S$1,398 (128GB) and S$1,498 (256GB).
The Galaxy Buds2 retails for S$248. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch4 retails from S$398 and the Galaxy Watch4 Classic is priced from S$548 onwards.
Pre-order for the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Watch4 series, and Galaxy Buds2 starts today (11 August) on the official Samsung website, and you’ll be able to collect your devices from 2 September 2021.
All the new devices will be available in Singapore officially from 10 September 2021.