Vertical Folding Smartphone “Galaxy Z Flip3 5G” Is Newly Waterproof
Samsung announced the “Galaxy Z Flip3 5G,” a new product in the “Galaxy Z” series of foldable smartphones. It is evolving, such as being newly waterproof. The price in the US has increased from $ 1,449.99 for the previous model (Z Flip2) to $ 999.99 for the Z Flip3 5G. Samsung has “cleared the price barrier,” he said.
Z Flip is a foldable terminal that folds up and down in the center while designing a general smartphone. It can be used in the same style as a folding mobile phone a long time ago. The advantage is that it has a large smartphone screen when opened and compact size when closed, making it highly portable. It fits well in a trouser pocket or a small bag and is easy to carry.
User-needed enhancements include the rear display cover screen, which is displayed in a folded state.
It has IPX8 waterproof performance, and even if it is submerged in water at a depth of 1.5 m for 30 minutes, water does not get inside. A new material (armor aluminum) that is 10% stronger than the conventional model is used for the frame, and Gorilla Glass Victus, which is 50% stronger than the conventional model, is used for the glass, making it more resistant to scratches and impacts. The protective film on the screen itself is said to be 80% more robust than the previous model.
The design has also been revamped, making it look like the camera and cover screen are integrated. It is said that it adopted a more fashionable design with a two-tone color that differs from the cover screen and other parts. Available in 4 colors: Cream, Phantom Black, Green, and Lavender. Overseas, Samsung.com limited colors are also available in three colors: White, Pink, and Gray.
As cases, we will also develop ring cases and strap cases aimed at improving usability and fashionability.
The refresh rate has been increased from 60Hz to 120Hz on the main display when the main unit is opened. The biggest change is the cover screen, which is 1.9 inches in size. “It is four times as large as the conventional one,” he said.
Swipe up / down / left / right on the cover screen to use individual functions. Swipe from top to bottom to display quick settings to change screen brightness, volume, etc. Swipe from bottom to top to launch Samsung Pay for contactless payments. Swipe left to display widgets such as music, weather, and schedule, and swipe right to display notifications. You can now use some features on a 1.9-inch screen without having to open the console.
There are two cameras on the back and one front camera on the main display side. The rear cameras are a 12MP wide-angle camera (pixel size 1.4μm, angle of view 78 degrees, dual pixel AF, OIS, F1.8) and an ultra-wide-angle camera (pixel size 1.12μm, angle of view 123 degrees, F2.2). There are two. The lens performance is enhanced by Super Clear Glass with Gorilla Glass with DX.
The front camera is 10MP, the angle of view is 80 degrees, the pixel size is 1.22μm, and it is F2.4. In addition, unlike the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G announced at the same time, it is not an Under Display Camera with the front camera placed under the display, but a normal punch hole type.
It also has a function to change the design of the cover screen, for example, it can be made the same design as the watch face of the smartwatch “Galaxy Watch 4” announced at the same time, and the total coordination can be adjusted.
As a network, it also supports 5G and covers NSA and SA. Supports both Sub6 and millimeter waves.
The Thom Browne Edition, which is a collaboration with a fashion brand, is also on sale. Includes the original design Z Flip 3 and the simultaneous announcement Galaxy Watch 4.