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The Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G and Z Flip 5G make up Samsung's latest range of foldable devices, offering improved durability and more

Samsung is one of the pioneers in foldable smartphones, having debuted the Galaxy Fold back in 2019. Though it faced a few hiccups along the way, the company has continuously improved on the design and features of each subsequent model. The South Korean phone giant has launched its latest range of foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G, at the Galaxy Unpacked event last night.

As expected they feature a few upgrades. For one, the third generation premium foldable smartphones boast better durability. Both the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 boasts an IPX8 rating for water resistance, which means you need not worry if it is splashed or briefly submerged in water. The addition of the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protects the front and rear panels from scratches and accidental drops.

Samsung reveals that the main display are also 80 per cent more durable than the previous version, and they can withstand many folds over the course of use.

Then there is the The 5G feature which allows for faster browsing and download speeds when the next generation network comes online sometime in 2022.

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G

The new Z Fold 3 is a multitasking powerhouse thanks to its massive 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display, now uninterrupted thanks to a new 4-Megapixel under display camera that stays out of the way while increasing your variable area. The display is made smoother thanks to its 120Hz adaptive refresh rate on both the main and cover screen, making content buttery smooth. 

Samsung has also made the Z Fold 3, its first foldable device to support the S Pen stylus. It's a great addition as the stylus makes it easier to jot down notes during a video call, signing documents, and checking off your to-do list as you read emails.

Continuing on the theme of productivity, the Z Fold 3 features an enhanced Flex Mode that offers so much more. When you join a video call, the top screen can display the meeting while you can write down notes on the bottom screen. There’s also the updated Mult-Active Window that allows you to open two apps at the same time, letting you take full advantage of the additional screen real estate.

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Internally, the new foldable device runs on Android 11 and is supported by 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal UFS 3.1 storage.

Besides the internal camera, the Z Fold 3 has four other cameras at its disposal. The first is the 10-Megapixel Cover camera, and it is supported by a triple camera array consisting of 12-Megapixel cameras that cover ultra-wide, wide-angle and telephoto. In terms of battery, the Z Fold 3 5G has a 4,400mAh battery that also supports 25W fast charging.

Despite these numerous improvements, Samsung has managed to keep the Z Fold 3 sleeker, thinner and lighter in design for greater portability. It's available in Phantom Black, Phantom Green, or Phantom Silver.

Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G

If you are looking for style with function, the Z Flip 3 is a sleek, compact and pocketable device. The biggest and most notable change is the larger Cover Screen that is four times bigger than the previous generation.

This enlarged cover display makes it easier to view notifications and messages without ever needing to open the inner screen. Users will still be able to check on the weather, monitor their step count and keep up with their schedule using the new Cover Screen widgets.

Don’t worry if you leave your wallet at home because the Z Flip 3 also comes with Samsung Pay on the cover screen. This means you would still be able to payments by just tapping your phone at the cash register at supported stores. 

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Scrolling through your photo library or Instagram on the main display is smoother thanks to the Z Flip 3’s 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. Besides enhanced visuals, the device has upgraded stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, delivering immersive sound quality that’s great whether you are watching a video or listening to music.

The Z Flip 3’s Flex Mode panel feature offers a unique way to navigate that lets users navigate and use apps like moving a video to the top of the screen, while the controls for the brightness and volume are shown on the bottom half. It comes equipped with two 12-Megapixel cameras on the rear that capture an ultra-wide and wide-angle camera. It also has a 10-Megapixel selfie camera on the front. 

On the inside, it is endowed with 8GB of RAM with up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage and runs on a 3,300mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging. 

For more information, visit Samsung Malaysia’s official website.

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