Samsung had unveiled five new devices—Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Buds 2, Galaxy Watch 4, and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic—last week. While the company had announced their pricing for European and North American markets, it had not revealed the pricing of those new foldable smartphones, smartwatches, and earphones for the Indian market. Today, Samsung has announced the prices of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 for India. The South Korean firm also revealed the colour variants, pre-order dates, launch dates, pre-order deals for the new foldable smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 3 Price in India, Pre-Order Deals
|Galaxy Z Flip 3 8GB+128GB||₹84,999||Cream, Phantom Black|
|Galaxy Z Flip 3 8GB+256GB||₹88,999||Cream, Phantom Black|
|Galaxy Z Fold 3 12GB+256GB||₹1,49,999||Phantom Black, Phantom Green|
|Galaxy Z Fold 3 12GB+512GB||₹1,57,999||Phantom Black, Phantom Green|
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 price in India is ₹84,999 for the 128GB variant and ₹88,999 for the 256GB variant. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 price in India starts from ₹1,49,999 for the 256GB version and ₹1,57,999 for the 512GB version. Samsung is offering a cashback of ₹7,000 to those who pre-order the Galaxy Z Flip 3 or the Galaxy Z Fold 3 using an HDFC Bank credit card or debit card. It means that you can own a Galaxy Z Flip 3 for as low as ₹87,999. That’s still too pricey for a phone, but remember that you would be owning a futuristic foldable smartphone.
Samsung is also offering a one-year Samsung Care+ premium service plan for free. Samsung Care+ includes accidental and liquid damage, which means you can get your phone repaired for free even if you dropped the device or it got damaged due to water (or any other liquid). Those who pre-reserved any of the two phones will get a Galaxy SmartTag object tracker for free.
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The Galaxy Z Flip 3 will be available in India in two colours: Cream and Phantom Black. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be available in two colours as well: Phantom Black and Phantom Green.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 3 Launch Date in India, Pre-Order Date
Samsung will start accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 from August 24, 2021. The pre-orders will end on September 9, 2021. The two phones can be pre-ordered via Samsung’s online website, Samsung Shop app, and various retailers across India. The South Korean firm will start selling the new foldable smartphones starting September 10, 2021.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Features, Specifications
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is a clamshell-style foldable screen smartphone. It has a 1.93-inch Super AMOLED display on the outside and a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O foldable display on the inside. The inner screen has Full HD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+. The screen is protected using UTG (Ultra Thin Glass). The smartphone has stereo speakers but lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Z Flip 3 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage, and a 3,300mAh battery. The phone has an IPX8 rating for water resistance. The device has a side-mounted fingerprint reader, GPS, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 runs Android 11-based One UI 3.1.1 out of the box and it will get three major Android OS updates in the future.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 features 25W fast wired charging and 10W fast Qi wireless charging. The device is available in Cream and Phantom Black colours.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Features, Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a third-generation foldable screen smartphone from the South Korean firm. The device now has a slimmer, smaller, and lighter body. It has an IPX8 rating for water resistance, a first for a foldable smartphone. The device has a 6.23-inch display on the outside, protected using Gorilla Glass Victus. The inner display has a size of 7.6 inches, featuring a foldable Super AMOLED panel, QHD+ resolution, UTG (Ultra Thin Glass) protection, and HDR10+. The two sides of the phone are held together by a strong hinge that can be kept open at any angle, unlike the first-generation Galaxy Fold.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 runs Android 11-based One UI 3.1.1 out of the box. The new software version includes design optimisations for apps to take full advantage of the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s bigger foldable display. Most of the stock apps have a multi-panel UI. Even Google’s apps like Gmail, Google Drive, and YouTube are optimised for the big screen. Samsung has also tied up with third-party app developers like Microsoft, Spotify, and TikTok to optimise their apps for the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s bigger display.
The foldable smartphone has a 10MP selfie camera on the cover display. Below the inner display, Samsung has placed a 4MP under-display selfie camera that can be used to capture selfies, videos, and video calls. On the rear, the smartphone has a 12MP+12MP+12MP triple-camera setup. There is a wide-angle camera with dual-pixel autofocus and OIS, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a 12MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and OIS. Except for the 4MP front-facing camera, all other cameras on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 can record 4K 60fps videos.
Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Z Fold 3 with the Snapdragon 888 processor, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB/512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It has a side-mounted fingerprint reader, stereo speakers, 5G, GPS, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, UWB (Ultra Wideband), NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is powered by a 4,400mAh battery, and it supports 25W fast charging, 10W fast wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. The smartphone is available in two colours in India: Phantom Black and Phantom Green.