Samsung just announced their newest yet another fold phone Samsung Z fold 3. Did they get it right this time?
the phone is one smaller than almost every dimension and a whole 11 grams lighter it has support for two sim cards instead of one all metal on the outside is now made of a new alloy called armor aluminum which they’re saying is the strongest material to ever go on a phone every hinge movement has been reinforced for snappiness and rigidity and we are impressed by how much it feels like a proper tablet when unfolded it’s only foldable in the world to have proper water resistance which is especially impressive given that here you’ve got to worry about not just two separate halves but a hinge that is purpose-built to have a gap in it the front and back are now both covered in gorilla glass victus the toughest glass yet.
The inside panel has a new structure paired with a protective film that will bring an 80 durability improvement fair play I mean the 80 number is a best-case scenario, but it’s pretty clear that this design concept this whole the small screen on the front and main the screen on the inside format has been somewhat mastered.
We do think Samsung has lost a bit of character when compared to the s21 ultra like this design is such a statement this one looks kind of generic but do you know what it’s a folding phone it’s got enough character we’ll let it pass and this video plus this is arguably the most advanced display setup you can get on a smartphone
Two panels a 6.2-inch cover screen and a 7.6-inch infinity flex screen both sporting dynamic AMOLED 2x panels with a 120hz refresh rate and compared to last year this inside display now has its selfie camera is hidden under the screen yep and it’s now 29 brighter given that brightness was pretty much the only saw the point with the fall 2 screen is there’s not much to complain about here this hidden the camera is not exactly invisible it’s actually really obvious when you’re looking for it but it blends just enough into what you’re looking at that providing it’s in your peripheral vision you can trick yourself into thinking this is just one uninterrupted screen it’s a really good panel and we think it takes using it in person to fully clock the novelty of being able to have that in a form factor that can fit in your pocket.
It’s powerful 12 gigs of ram by default 256 gigs of fast storage on the base model and a snapdragon 888 chip but probably the most impressive aspect of this more so than design or screen or power is the software there are so many subtle improvements since the first fold that the entire narrative has changed this is no longer about just having a bigger screen to well make everything bigger it’s about being able to do more.
Samsung’s gone to great lengths both internally and with other companies like Google, Microsoft, Spotify to make sure that when you’re using this big inside screen that you’re squeezing every last bit of utility out of that extra real estate.
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