At its largest launch event of the year, Samsung has unveiled two foldable phones in the form of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The event also saw the South Korean giant showcasing the Galaxy Watch 4, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, and the Galaxy Buds 2.
The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 aims to offer an uninterrupted full-screen experience with its interior display by carrying an under-display camera. It also supports the S Pen now. In terms of other features as well, the phone reeks of premium-ness. Both its internal and external displays bear 120Hz refresh rates and moreover, the device runs on the 5nm Snapdragon 888 chipset.
This Galaxy Z Fold 3 is also IPX8 water-resistant. Its rear camera setup includes a trio of 12MP cameras with wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto lenses. A 10MP camera can be found in the hole-punch of its external display, while the under-display snapper is a 16MP unit. The phone is powered by a 4400mAh battery supporting 25W fast charging.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a slightly larger outer display this time for delivering essential information without having to open the clamshell frame. The inner display is a 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the same Snapdragon 888 chipset and carries a 3300mAh battery with 25W fast charging support.
Its dual-camera setup includes a 12MP primary sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor. As for the front camera, it is a 10MP unit that’s lodged within the display’s hole-punch. IPX8 water resistance is part of this phone as well, shielding it from being submerged in up to 1.5m of water for 30 minutes. Both these phones don’t carry dust resistance given the tiny crevices that are exposed by their foldable designs.
Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch range is part of an effort to push Wear OS in partnership with Google. The software has hence been enhanced with a One UI Watch custom skin. Both the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and the Galaxy Watch 4 offer circular designs but only the former grabs a rotating bezel.
The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic comes with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display, whereas the Galaxy Watch 4 ships with a 1.4-inch AMOLED display. Both the devices run on the wearable-focused Exynos W920 SoC and offer 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. These smartwatches carry a new BioActive Sensor that combines a PPG sensor, an electrical heart rate sensor, and a bioelectrical impedance analysis sensor (BIA). SpO2 tracking and ECG support are also present.
Coming to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, these earbuds now come with active noise cancellation (ANC). They feature a two-way driver configuration that includes a tweeter and a woofer. IPX7 certification has been granted to them as well, aside from 29 hours of combined battery life.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will start at $1,799.99, while the Galaxy Z Flip 3 will be sold at $999.99. The Galaxy Watch 4 has been priced at $249.99 for its Bluetooth-only variant and $299.99 for its LTE variant. As for the Classic model, it starts at $349.99 for the Bluetooth-only version and $399.99 for the LTE model. Lastly, the Buds 2 will cost $149.99.