[Tech & Gadgets]
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced two (2) new smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, on 11 August 2021. The third generation of these premium foldable smartphones incorporates key improvements – more durable with more optimized foldable experiences.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is a multitasking powerhouse with next level performance, an undisrupted 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display, and the first ever S Pen support on a foldable device. Z Flip3 has a sleek, compact, and pocketable design, enhanced camera features, and a larger Cover Screen built for quick use on the go.
“With Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3, Samsung is once again redefining the possibilities with foldable smartphones that empower users with the flexibility and versatility needed for today’s fast-paced world,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “As a pioneer and industry leader in the foldable category, we’re proud to build on our legacy of innovation with the Z Fold3 and Z Flip3. These devices equip consumers with technologies that unlock new ways to maximize and enjoy every moment with an ecosystem built on openness and innovation.”
This new generation of Galaxy Z devices is built with enhanced craftsmanship. For the first time ever on a foldable smartphone, Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 are equipped with IPX8 water resistance, and new Armor Aluminum—the strongest aluminum ever used on a Galaxy smartphone—along with the toughest Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™. In addition, both devices include a new protective film made of stretchable PET and optimized display panel layers resulting in a Main Screen that’s 80% more durable than previous devices.
Samsung continues its legacy of foldable leadership with rigorous processes to create devices that remain reliable after years of use. The Hideaway Hinge, first introduced on Galaxy Z Flip, enables the devices to stay in place at any angle for innovative user experiences with Flex mode. 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. Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 were also put through a strenuous folding test, verified by Bureau Veritas, to withstand folding 200,000 times. Plus, they’re equipped with the latest powerful 5nm AP and 5G band compatibility.
The 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display is uninterrupted by the front camera, courtesy of the new Under display camera technology. With minimum pixels applied on top of the camera hole, Z Fold3 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% brighter while consuming less energy. 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 Z Fold3—the S Pen functionality. Users can take advantage of fully optimized S Pen features on their foldable screen, which is a perfect fit for on-the-go multitaskers. On Z Fold3’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 Z Fold3 users can also power their creativity and productivity with our fan-favorite S Pen. S Pen for Z Fold3 comes in two options: S Pen Fold Edition and S Pen Pro. Both feature a specially engineered retractable Pro tip with force limit technology to protect Z Fold3’s Main Screen for peace of mind while using the S Pen.
The Z Fold3’s enhanced Flex mode features, allows users to multitask, such as joining a video call on the device’s top screen while checking meeting notes on the bottom with the updated Multi-Active Window. Users can create a shortcut and reopen apps in the same way later thanks to enhanced App Pair. Plus, they can use Z Fold3’s new Taskbar to quickly switch between apps without returning to the Home screen.
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.
Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Z Flip3 empowers users to express themselves with bold colour options, a sleek design, and premium features. With the choice of four trendy colors—Cream, Green, Lavender, and Phantom Black—plus new stylish ring grips and strap cases that make it even easier to hold and fold the phone.. For those in search of even more colour options to fit their style, Samsung.com carries exclusive colours, such as Gray, Pink, and White.
The redesigned Cover Screen is now four times larger and makes it easier to view notifications and messages without having to open Z Flip3. 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. Samsung Pay is built directly into the Cover Screen.
Z Flip3 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 Z Flip3’s power key. Plus, scrolling and sharing are super smooth, thanks to Z Flip3’s new 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.
Z Flip3 is great for relaxing and watching a YouTube vlog or a TV show hands-free. Thanks to Z Flip3’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 Z Flip3, 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.
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 optimized 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 Labs feature offers users the ability to optimize 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 optimization, Samsung supports Remote Test Lab(RTL), giving app developers the ability to directly install and test their applications in real-time, from wherever they are.
Joining the Galaxy Z Series are Galaxy Buds2 – designed for a comfortable fit made to be worn all day, while providing premium sound quality. As one of the latest additions to the Galaxy Buds lineup, Galaxy Buds2 join the Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Buds Pro. As a part of the Galaxy ecosystem, Galaxy Buds2 make the perfect companion to Samsung Galaxy smartphones, tablets, or smartwatches.
The Galaxy Buds2’s dynamic two-way speakers deliver crisp, clear high notes and a deep bass, while Active Noise Cancellation helps block out unwanted noise. If you need to hear your surroundings, simply tune back in with three adjustable ambient sound levels. Voices will be clearer on calls, thanks to a new, machine learning-based solution that filters out a variety of distracting background noises.
Galaxy Buds2 are Samsung’s smallest and lightest earbuds with an iconic curved shape, and are available in four contemporary colours —Graphite, White, Olive and Lavender.. For a more perfect fit, Samsung developed the ‘Earbud fit test’ in Galaxy Wearable app.
[Update: 19 August 2021]
Samsung Malaysia announced that consumers can now pre-order the latest Galaxy devices, starting 19 August until 21 September 2021.
Pre-order the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G or Galaxy Z Flip3 5G and enjoy exclusive rewards up to RM1,649. Receive an e-voucher worth up to RM850 to spend on Samsung Malaysia Online Store and stay worry-free beyond the standard warranty with Samsung Care+ protection worth up to RM799, free for a year! Use the e-voucher to purchase the Galaxy Watch4 Classic, Galaxy Watch4 or Galaxy Buds2!
From 19 August 2021 onwards, consumers can pre-order the Galaxy Watch4 Classic or Galaxy Watch4 Bluetooth version, and receive an additional e-voucher worth up to RM250 to spend on Samsung Malaysia Online Store!
There are also several smartphone accessory bundle options available:
Pre-order will be available at Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung Authorized Partners and Samsung Malaysia Online Store – http://www.samsung.com/my/
After the pre-order period, you can purchase the devices online on Samsung E-commerce partners like Shopee and Lazada.
Visual credits: Samsung Malaysia
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