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Equipped with 5G, triple rear cameras and S Pen support, the third iteration of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold foldable smartphone is cheaper than its predecessors but still rings in at $1,800.
Samsung has unveiled the third generation of its Galaxy Z Fold smartphone named appropriately enough the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G. In many ways, the new phone is similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Both phones offer a hinged foldable design with internal and external screens, 5G connectivity, a 7.6-inch display and a rear triple camera setup. But the Z Fold 3 5G ups the ante with S Pen support, a speedier processor and a somewhat lower price tag.
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What is the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G?
The most prominent feature of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G is its foldability. Since unveiling the Galaxy Z Fold in 2019, Samsung has been banking that consumers would be attracted to the novelty and uniqueness of foldable phones. Like its predecessor, the Z Fold 5G offers a hinge-based design that allows you to unfold and fold the phone.
When the device is folded, the 6.2-inch cover screen lets you view, work and play with all your apps and content. Unfold the phone, and the edge-to-edge 7.6-inch internal display takes the stage with two screens. Both screens can function as one to give you extra real estate, or they can work separately. For example, open a document in the top half and launch a virtual keyboard in the bottom half, and your phone functions like a small laptop. A special customizable taskbar lets you quickly access your favorite apps.
The hideaway hinge that holds the two halves together allows the phone to stay in place at any angle, even standing up. The hinge on the Z Fold 3 is thinner than the one on its predecessors, according to Samsung. Plus, a sweeper feature uses bristles to repel dust and dirt and keep the hinge area clean.