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The flip and fold phone is here to stay as Samsung unveils the third generation Galaxy Z Foldable smartphones with enhanced features

Following the groundbreaking release of Samsung's foldable smartphones in 2019 that created quite a buzz, this year Samsung delivers serious upgrades of the original models, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and the Z Flip3 5G, complete with intuitive improvements for a better user experience. 

For instance, the Galaxy Z Flip3 gives you as close to a regular smartphone experience as possible, with a fold-up feature that fits neatly in your pocket, recalling the legendary retro design from the late '90s. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold3 can be opened up to transform into a mini tablet-sized screen.

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More reasons to invest in one of these smartphones: its entire body including the hinge is now IPX8 water-resistant, meaning it shields the device against liquids from any directions and can actually be immersed in water. That said, we won't advise going swimming with it.

Both models now come in a new alloy called armour aluminium, the strongest material yet for a smartphone. The front and back are now covered in tough gorilla glass victus, which is 80 per cent more durable than glass. Hinge movement has also been reinforced for snappiness and rigidity. A bold change of the top protective layer over this folding glass is fundamentally very soft, yet it has an 80 percent durability improvement.

Fold which boasts the biggest screen on any phone now supports the accessory that many love from the Note series, the S Pen that now comes with a softer, retracting tip to minimise damage to the folding glass and cover material. 

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In addition, the Galaxy Z Fold3 is 11g lighter than its predecessor, complete with two SIM card slots instead of one. It also sports a new set of triple cameras: an ultrawide, a standard and a 2x telephoto. With a 6.2-inch cover screen unfolding into 7.6-inch corner-to-corner of uninterrupted display, the screen sports a dynamic Amoled 2x panels with a 120 hertz refresh rate. The inside display now has a selfie camera hidden under the screen to better capture objects in your peripheral vision.

While the cameras on the Galaxy Z Flip3 sport the two 12 megapixel cameras on the back, the cover display can now extend from a 1.1-inch to a 1.9-inch display. The upgrade is certainly more functional as you can complete basic tasks like answering calls and going through your notifications without heading into the app directly. Ergonomically, the form factor of the Z Flip 3 is more squared off compared to the original Galaxy Z Flip, making for an easier grip and a slimmer, more aesthetically pleasing bezel. 

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When listening to music, streaming Netflix, or playing games, speaker quality is important. The good news is the Galaxy Z Flip3 now features a solid set of stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support.

For both models, the software has been further enhanced for better multi-tasking. A dock now appears on the side of the screen to house your most-used apps, giving you quick access to them. No other mobile devices offer this feature at the moment. In addition, the Labs feature allows you to adjust the aspect ratio of any app to fit and fill the screen.

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In essence, these foldable smartphones are not just about having bigger screens; it's about being able to do more in the shortest time possible, lending to a boost in productivity. They are valuable tools in today's fast-paced world where every minute counts. 

Customer is eligible to free gift consisting of one (1) Galaxy Z Fold3 Flip over with Pen (RRP: RM339), or Galaxy Buds2 (RRP: RM499), with every purchase of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. Customer is eligible to the said free gift upon the purchase of the participating models at the point of purchase. Campaign period is from Nov 23 - 30, 2021. For a full list of participating outlets, visit Samsung's official website. T&C applies.

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