Update, September 05, 2021 [08:39 PM NPT]: After the international launch, as expected, Samsung has launched the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 in Nepal. And as usual, pre-bookers get heaps of benefits.
For those pre-booking the Galaxy Z Fold 3, they’ll receive a free flip cover with an S Pen and can choose to go with either Galaxy Buds Pro for free or Galaxy Watch 4 Classic for an additional NPR 25,000.
There’s also free 12 months breakage insurance for peace of your mind, and Galaxy Gifts worth NPR 10,000 from KGH Group, GymKhana Muay Thai, Hotel Marriott Kathmandu, Gokarna Forest Resort, Smart Doko, The Statement NP, IMS Little Smiles, Let Me In, Tranquility Spa, and Hotel Shambala.
For more information on its price in Nepal and Specs, you can scroll down below our original article.
Original, August 11, 2021 [10:52 PM NPT]: The teasers and rumors have been put to an end as Samsung unveils the Galaxy Z Fold 3 at its Unpacked event. The third-generation foldable brings an IPX8 rating for water resistance and S Pen support, plus it’s now more durable.
As you would expect, the inside of the Fold 3 is as exquisite as it can get. The 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X offers an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate just like its predecessor, but this time the selfie camera has been shifted under the display, instead of inside the punch hole, making the Z Fold 3 the first Samsung phone to have an in-display camera.
Granted the under-display camera has just a 4MP sensor but it has the largest 2.0µm pixels among all cameras and f/1.8 aperture. If the lower megapixel count worries you then the cover screen has another 10MP f/2.2 selfie shooter for selfies. And of course, there’s always an option to capture selfies through the main camera on this one.
- Foldable Display: 7.6-inches, Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen; 120Hz refresh rate, 88.8% screen-to-body ratio; HDR10+ (1768 x 2208 pixels)
- Cover Display: 6.23-inches, Super AMOLED screen; 120Hz refresh rate, 832 x 2268 pixels
- Chipset: Snapdragon 888 (5nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 680 & 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 680 & 4 x 1.80GHz Kryo 680)
- GPU: Adreno 660
- RAM: 12GB LPDDR5
- Storage: 256GB/512GB UFS 3.1 (expandable up to 1TB via a microSD card)
- Software & UI: Android 11 with One UI 3.1.1 on top
- Rear Camera: Triple-camera; 12MP, f/1.8, 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, PDAF, OIS + 12MP, f/2.4, 120mm periscope telephoto, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom + 12MP, f/2.2, 12mm ultra-wide
- Front Camera: 10MP, f/2.2 aperture cover camera; 4MP, f/1.8 aperture under display
- Battery: 4,400mAh; 25W fast charging; 11W Fast Wireless Charging 2.0; 4.5W reverse Wireless PowerShare
About that cover screen, it still has the same 6.2-inch panel with Gorilla Glass Victus protection but now it gets the 120Hz refresh rate as well.
Inside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a Snapdragon 888 chipset with 5G support. The processor is paired with 12GB of RAM and UFS 3.1 storage for day-to-day usage on top of Android 11 with One UI.
Despite all that exciting changes, the rear camera of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 gets quite disappointing as it still uses the almost same camera as its predecessor. Although the 12MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture and 1/1.77″ sensor size doesn’t look as bad, the 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide module with 1.12µm pixels, and mainly the 12MP f/2.4 telephoto shooter with a small 1.0µm pixels and 2x zoom just fades way in terms of comparison with latest models out there.
The primary camera gets Dual Pixel AF and OIS, meanwhile, the telephoto shooter has OIS. There were rumors about the ultrawide camera getting autofocus, but unfortunately, that didn’t turn out to be true, on the other hand, thankfully, the back of the phone is now layered by Gorilla Glass Victus.
The previous Galaxy Z Fold series were scrutinized for durability issues, but this time Samsung is proud of its achievements. The Z Fold 3 now uses an Armor Aluminum frame instead of the aluminum frame used on prior devices. The protective layer on the inner display has also been made more durable and can now resist more abuse than ever.
Samsung has also reduced the size, making the phone a bit more compact than the previous Fold. On the contrary, the battery size has been downgraded to 4,400mAh down from the Fold 2‘s 4,500mAh, but the charging speed is still at 25W wired, 11W wireless, and 4.5W reverse wireless.
Possibly, the biggest change to the Fold 3 is S Pen support — you get to choose between the S Pen Pro and the new S Pen Fold Edition made exclusively for the Fold 3. The size is slightly smaller than the regular S Pen Pro, and it doesn’t have Bluetooth but still allows for Air commands. However, just like the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the Fold 3 doesn’t have a slot for the S Pen, so you have to figure out where you gonna store it.
The multitasking has been improved as well alongside the UI in general. This should make it easier to split the screen between apps and interact with them. The Mini Menu for quick app switch is also present, which should make it quicker to switch between apps without any hassle.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Price in Nepal and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 goes for a starting price of NPR 219,999 for the 12GB/256GB variant in Nepal. For the 12GB/512GB variant, you’ll have to pay NPR 229,000. You can pre-book the foldable from this link.