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The Next Chapter in Mobile Innovation: Unfold Your World with Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G

Aug 11. 2021

Samsung sets a new standard for mobile experiences with powerful premium foldable smartphones

SINGAPORE – August 11, 2021 –Samsung Electronics opened the next chapter in foldable innovation with the unveil of two new smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. Both devices are premium foldable smartphones built with the craftsmanship and flagship innovations Samsung users have come to love and expect. The third generation of these category-defining devices incorporates key improvements that Samsung foldable users have asked for—making them more durable with a more optimised foldable experience than ever before. From iconic design to immersive entertainment, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G offer users unique new ways to work, watch, and play.

For those who need the ultimate device for productivity and immersive entertainment, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is a true multitasking powerhouse with next level performance, an undisrupted 7.6-inch¹ Infinity Flex Display, and the first ever S Pen² support on a foldable device. For those who want style that comes with function, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is the ideal device with its sleek, compact, and pocketable design, enhanced camera features, and a larger 1.9-inch Cover Screen³ built for quick use on the go.

 

“With the addition of Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G in our Galaxy Z series, Samsung is opening new possibilities to the foldable category for all. And in today’s fast-paced world, users are looking for smartphones that empower them with the flexibility and versatility to be in control for every moment of the day. With the added S Pen support on Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, users can look forward to maximising their productivity on the go with Super Smooth 120Hz adaptive refresh rate on the main screen., Flex Mode, and updated Multi-Active Window. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G brings users both style and flagship functionality. The redesigned Cover Screen allows users to do more on the go without the need to open the device – from taking a selfie to checking through notifications. Along with support for 5G on the Galaxy Z Series, we aim to set the standards as to what premium smartphones can unfold for users,” said Sarah Chua, Vice President of IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.

 

The launch of Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G further expands Samsung’s 5G offerings in Singapore, with the brand offering the widest choice of 5G-ready devices in-market today. With the new Galaxy Z Series devices, Samsung will now offer 16 5G product lines, providing consumers a multitude of choice across different form factors and price points for them to unlock the power of 5G.

 

Advanced Craftsmanship Built to Last

Samsung users expect foldable devices that are built to last. That’s why this generation of Galaxy Z devices is built with unrivalled craftsmanship. For the first time ever on a foldable smartphone, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G are equipped with IPX8⁴ water resistance, so users no longer have to worry when caught in the rain. Both devices are also built with our new Armor Aluminium—the strongest aluminium ever used on a Galaxy smartphone—along with the toughest Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ to protect against scratches and accidental drops. In addition, both devices include a new protective film made of stretchable PET⁵ and optimised display panel layers resulting in a Main Screen that’s 80% more durable than previous devices⁶.

 

Samsung continues its legacy of foldable leadership with rigorous processes to create devices that remain reliable after years of use. The revolutionary Hideaway Hinge, first introduced on Galaxy Z Flip, enables the devices to stay in place at any angle for innovative user experiences with Flex mode⁷. And thanks to enhanced Sweeper technology, the bristles inside the Hinge are now shorter, helping to repel dust and other particles and maintain the devices’ durability and seamless user experiences. Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G were also put through a strenuous folding test, verified by Bureau Veritas, to withstand folding 200,000 times⁸ . Plus, they’re equipped with the latest powerful 5nm AP and 5G⁹ band compatibility for the best experience inside and out.

 

Galaxy Z Fold3 5G: Ultimate Productivity and Entertainment

Unfold Galaxy Z Fold3 5G to immerse yourself in theatre-like viewing experiences and stay fully engaged in your favourite content on the uninterrupted 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display—thanks to our new Under display camera technology. With minimum pixels applied on top of the camera hole, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G features an increased viewable area so users get an unbroken canvas for their favourite apps. With the new Eco² display technology applied to the screen, it’s 29%¹⁰ brighter while consuming less energy¹¹. Experience even smoother scrolling and quick device interaction with the Super Smooth 120Hz adaptive refresh rate now on both the Main and Cover Screens.

 

For the first time ever on the Galaxy Z series, Samsung is bringing its beloved Note series technology to Galaxy Z Fold3 5G – the S Pen functionality. Users can take advantage of fully optimised S Pen features on their foldable screen, which is a perfect fit for on-the-go multitaskers. On Galaxy Z Fold3 5G’s massive Main Screen, it’s easier than ever for users to jot down notes during a video call or check off a to-do list while reading emails, and Galaxy Z Fold3 5G users can also power their creativity and productivity with our fan-favourite S Pen.

 

S Pen for Galaxy Z Fold3 5G comes in two options: S Pen Fold Edition and S Pen Pro¹². Both feature a specially engineered retractable Pro tip with force limit technology to protect Galaxy Z Fold3 5G’s Main Screen for peace of mind while using the S Pen. This is Samsung’s best S Pen experience yet, with even lower latency for true-to-life composition—ensuring that notetaking and sending messages is seamless and intuitive.

Productivity seekers will also enjoy Galaxy Z Fold3 5G’s enhanced Flex mode features, which let 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 Window¹³, it’s even easier to make dinner plans over text while checking your calendar, all on the device’s large screen. And now on Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, users can create a shortcut and reopen apps in the same way later thanks to enhanced App Pair. Plus, they can use the device’s new Taskbar¹⁴  to quickly switch between apps without returning to the Home screen.

 

Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is built with a sleeker, thinner, and lighter design for even better portability than Galaxy Z Fold2. It comes with a choice of three timeless colours: Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver.

 

Galaxy Z Flip3 5G: The Ideal Balance of Style, Function, and Nonstop Fun

Galaxy Z Flip3 5G empowers users to express themselves with bold colour options, a sleek design, and premium features. With the choice of four trendy colours—Cream, Green, Lavender, and Phantom Black—plus new stylish ring grips and strap cases¹⁵ that make it even easier to hold and fold the phone, Z Flip3 is a device for true self-expression. For those in search of even more colour options to fit their style, Samsung Online Store will carry exclusive colours -Grey, Pink, and White.

 

The redesigned Cover Screen is now four times larger¹⁶ and makes it easier to view notifications and messages without having to open Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. Users can keep up with their schedule, check the weather, and monitor their daily step count with new Cover Screen widgets or coordinate the Cover Screen wallpaper with their new Galaxy Watch4 or Galaxy Watch4 Classic for a matching look. And with Samsung Pay built directly into the Cover Screen, it’s never been easier to check out on-the-go at the local coffee shop.

 

The Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is also crafted to give users the best capability for capturing and sharing memories. Packed with some of our latest camera features, users can take even more stunning selfies hands-free with Flex mode. Or they can keep the device folded and capture a quick photo—and now, even video—right from the Cover Screen using enhanced Quick Shot by double-clicking the power key. Plus, scrolling and sharing are super smooth, thanks to Galaxy Z Flip3 5G’s new 120Hz adaptive refresh rate¹⁷.

 

Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is great for relaxing and watching a YouTube vlog or a TV show hands-free. Thanks to Galaxy Z Flip3 5G’s new, upgraded Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos®, you get immersive sound with incredible clarity, depth and spatial effects, no matter what you’re watching or listening to. And the new Flex Mode Panel feature makes apps look better and easier to use. When the device is partially folded, Flex Mode Panel gives you new ways to interact with Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, offering a more convenient viewing experience by moving the video to the top half of the screen and the show’s controls—like brightness and volume—to the bottom half.

 

Optimised Foldable Experiences Open Up New Possibilities

With the Galaxy Z series, users will get access to more apps that take full advantage of the foldable screen. Samsung is expanding partnerships with leading companies like Google, Microsoft, and more, so users can enjoy more of their go-to apps tailored to their unique needs. Collaborate effectively with Microsoft Teams app: Enjoy optimised meeting experience adapting based on the Flex mode of your Galaxy Z series and the power of Office and Teams coming together.  For the best productivity at work, Microsoft Outlook’s dual-pane mode for Samsung foldables enables users to read a full email while previewing others on the side, just like a desktop experience. To bring users even more choices, Samsung’s new Labs¹⁸ feature offers users the ability to optimise even more apps to the foldable screen when they need it.

 

Furthermore, Samsung continues to rethink how app developers can create amazing user experiences from anywhere. To provide them with more options while ensuring high-quality optimisation, Samsung supports Remote Test Lab(RTL)¹⁹, giving app developers the ability to directly install and test their applications in real-time, from wherever they are.

Galaxy Buds2: Buds for everyone with premium sound, comfortable fit at a more affordable price point

Joining the Galaxy Z Series are Galaxy Buds2 – designed for a comfortable fit made to be worn all day, and provide premium sound quality so you can immerse yourself in the moment, wherever you are.

 

Galaxy Buds2 are Samsung’s smallest and lightest earbuds yet boasting an iconic curved shape. For a more perfect fit, we’ve developed the ‘Earbud fit test’ in Galaxy Wearable app. Choose from four contemporary colours²⁰ —graphite, white, olive and lavender—perfect for consumers, especially younger millennials and Gen Zs who want to show off their individuality with their technology accessories.

 

Galaxy Buds2 joins the Galaxy Buds lineup which includes Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Buds Pro, providing more choices to consumers at different price points to fit their needs.

 

As a part of the Galaxy ecosystem, Galaxy Buds2 make the perfect companion to your Galaxy smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch. Whether you use your Galaxy Buds2 to listen to music or dial into a conference call, you’ve got all the features you need to immerse in yourself in your own world. The dynamic two-way speakers deliver crisp, clear high notes and a 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 levels²¹, depending on how much of your surrounding 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.

 

For more information about Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, and Galaxy Bud2, visit the following pages:

 

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Product Specifications

1. Measured diagonally, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G’s Main Screen size is 7.6” in the full rectangle and 7.4” when accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners.


2. S Pen sold separately. Only Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Main Screen has S Pen capability. Compatible only with the S Pen Fold Edition and S Pen Pro. All other S Pens or stylus pens not designed for Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (including those by other manufacturers) may damage the screen.


3. Compared to Galaxy Z Flip.


4. IPX8 is based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for beach or pool use. Not dust-resistant.


5. Polyethylene terephthalate


6. Based on internal testing. Comparison is in reference to Galaxy Z Fold2.


7. Flex mode supported at angles between 75° and 115°. For your convenience, it may be difficult to maintain Flex mode while moving due to shaking or other movement. It is recommended to keep the phone stationary while in Flex mode.


8. These results were backed by Bureau Veritas, the world leader in testing, inspection and certification services.


9. Requires optimal 5G connection. Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier, and user environment. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is 5G-capable and can be used to access 5G network in Singapore. SIM card upgrade and/or software update may be required. Data subscription fees apply.


10. Compared to Galaxy Z Fold2.


11. According to internal tests and measured by display panel basis. Compared to Galaxy Z Fold2.


12. S Pen Pro is compatible with S Pen supporting device (Z Fold3, S21 Ultra, Galaxy Note series, Tab S7 FE, Tab S7/7+, Tab S6 Lite, Tab S6, Tab S4, Tab S3, Tab Active Pro, Tab Active3, Tab Active2, Tab Active, Tab A 8.0 2019 with S Pen, Tab A 10.1 2016 with S Pen, Tab A 9.7 with S Pen, Tab A 8.0 2015 with S Pen, Note Pro - 12.2, Note 8.0, Note 10.1 2012/2014).


13. Multi Active Window works with select applications; compatible apps growing through third party developers.


14. Requires set up of Labs on your Samsung Galaxy device.


15. Accessories sold separately.


16. Compared to Galaxy Z Flip 5G.


17. Available only on Main Screen.


18. Requires set up of Labs on your Samsung Galaxy device.


19. www.developer.samsung.com/remote-test-lab


20. Available colors may vary by market, carrier and retailer.


21. Features including Active Noise Cancellation and Ambient sound require a Bluetooth® connection. Advanced settings and features including Ambient sound volume are enabled through the Galaxy Wearable app on Android and the Galaxy Buds PC app on Windows. The Galaxy Wearable app on Android requires Android 7.0 or above and 1.5GB RAM or above, available through the Galaxy Store or Google Play Store. The Galaxy Buds PC app requires Windows 10 or above, available through Microsoft Store.