Samsung held its “Unpacked 2021” event today. The event was held virtually and was marked by the unveiling of the highly anticipated Galaxy foldable smartphones – Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Galaxy Z Flip3 5G.
In probably the most eye-catching moment of the event, the final track of “Over the Horizon” — better known as the Samsung Galaxy brand song was also released.
The remix was produced by popular music producer, BTS Suga whom the electronics giant tapped earlier this year for the job.
During the event, several other new products including the Galaxy Watch 4 and Samsung Galaxy buds 2 were unveiled.
Below are some interesting facts about the new devices.
Galaxy Z Fold 3
The new Galaxy Z Fold 3 is lighter, smaller, more durable and less expensive with costs under $1,000. It comes with an S pen which makes it easier to use.
The Z fold 3 runs on Android 11 with One UI on top and when unfolded gives you a 7.6-inch primary QXGA+ (2,208×1,768 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. It displays both inside and out.
Unlike the previous model, you can now write with the s pen while watching a video. This makes it perfect for taking short notes when attending an online class.
The Fold 3 carries a triple rear camera setup, close to what was in Fold 2. It has 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens and optical image stabilisation (OIS), a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, and still uses 12-megapixel sensors and apertures. However, the telephoto lens now features optical image stabilization.
World’s first Foldable phone with uninterrupted viewing display
Another major change is that the selfie camera that’s on Fold 3’s primary screen has switched from a hole-punch selfie camera to an under-display camera.
The screen has also been covered in Gorilla Glass Victus for improved drop protection and the aluminium in the Fold 3’s hinge is now 10% stronger.
Another interesting fact is that the Fold is now rated IPX8 for water resistance, meaning you can submerge it for up to 30 minutes and it should come out unscathed.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be available from August 27 at a starting price of $1900. It will come in Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver colour options. It will also have 12GB + 256GB as well as 12GB + 512GB storage configurations.
Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
One of the best features of Z Flip 3 is how pocket friendly it is. It is like a small pocketable square that opens up to reveal a 6.7-inch screen inside.
Compact, thin, lightweight and with Dual Preview, the flip lets you use both the cover screen and the main screen for many different tasks.
It features a 6.7-inch primary full-HD+ (1,080×2,640 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 22:9 aspect ratio, and 425ppi pixel density.
For pictures and videos, it has a dual rear camera setup that carries a 12-MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens and OIS, along with a 12-MP ultra-wide shooter.
The phone also comes with a 10-MP selfie camera on top of its folding display, with an f/2.4 lens. This allows you to take videos without having to flip open the phone
The Flip3 5G comes in 4 colours – cream, green, black and lavender and with either 128GB and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The phone also includes a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 will be available for purchase from August 27 at a starting price of £949/$999,
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
The new galaxy buds 2 takes the music experience to another level. It has been featured with active noise cancellation and up to 20 Hours (ANC on) dynamic 2-way speakers.
For better call quality, Samsung onboarded 3 mics +VPU then added ambient and auto-switch modes to creates a seamless experience.
In terms of durability and connectivity, Samsung upgraded the buds to 5G and IPX2 water resistance.
The buds will be available in four colours – White, olive, lavender and graphite. It will be available for sale from August 27 at a starting price of $150
Galaxy Watch 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is not like your typical Wear OS watch. It’s a product of Samsung and Google’s first-ever watch powered with One UI Watch 4.
The Watch 4 is a trim smartwatch, with an aluminium build and a design that makes it sit comfortably on your wrist.
It has a new 3-in-1 sensor that allows the watch to run three different sensors for heart rate, blood oxygen levels and body composition. This makes it perfect to track your health measures and track your daily routine.
The smartwatch can also track your snoring and breaths. Other new additions include the update of the OS which allows you to use your favourite apps from google.
You can now download Spotify for Music or use Google Map on your smart watch.
The watch has over 40 designs so you can customize it to suit your taste. However, your colour options are depending on which size you opt for. The 40mm comes in black, gold and silver, while the 44mm comes in black, green and silver.
It’s available in two sizes, the smaller of which is the 40mm model. It costs $249.99 for the Bluetooth version, while the LTE version is $299.99 and will be available from August 27.
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