SINCE its inception, Samsung remains consistent in garnering smartphone users ‘attention, by offering the highest specs for its latest models at affordable prices.
In 2019, the tech giant made history by unveiling the world’s first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, which allowed users to interact with the phone like a ‘book’.
This year, Samsung is back with two new foldable smartphones – the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, which offer features that are even more impressive than its predecessors.
Both of these devices are premium foldable smartphones built with the user in mind. They combine the best of design and innovation to bring a more optimal user experience.
Wondering how these third-generation foldable smartphones compare to previous models? Here are some of the main features that set the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G apart.
Enhanced screen experience with S Pen support
Some of the noteworthy features about the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G include the sleek, compact design that accompanies the folding feature.
For users who want a stylish device with a myriad of functions, these two latest Samsung devices promise to deliver a whole new unique experience.
Both devices are equipped with the most advanced display technology, namely the Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen panel, which features high resolution, fast refresh rate, sharpness and true colour accuracy.
This allows users to have a seamless viewing experience without any interruptions, whether it’s doing tasks or playing games on the 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display.
Besides that, this is the first time a foldable Samsung device comes equipped with an S Pen, helping users increase their productivity, while providing a realistic writing experience.
In addition, the redesigned cover screen is now four times larger than before, making it much easier to view notifications and messages when the phone is folded.
Thanks to improvements to App Pair, users can now use a shortcut to reopen a multi window session with two apps that they access regularly.
Plus, users who use Samsung Pay will be happy to find that it is now available on the cover screen of these foldable smartphones, making payments more seamless than before.
Water resistant and durable
In terms of durability, users can rest assured even when they’re caught in the rain, because this new generation of Galaxy Z devices are equipped with IPX8 water resistance.
To protect against accidental falls and scratches, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G are made with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and Armor Aluminum, the strongest aluminum ever used on a Galaxy smartphone.
In addition, these two devices include a new protective film made of stretchable PET and a display panel coating that makes the screen 80 percent more durable than previous models.
Thanks to the Hideaway Hinge, first introduced on the Galaxy Z Flip, it allows the foldable device to remain in position no matter at what angle, offering a seamless experience when using the Flex Mode.
With the improved Sweeper technology, the bristles on the Hinge are also now shorter, helping to repel dust and small particles, while maintaining the durability of the device.
For those who are still on the fence regarding foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G have undergone heavy folding tests, and were able to withstand 200,000 folds, as certified by Bureau Veritas.
Besides that, both of these devices are also equipped with the latest 5nm AP and 5Gband compatibility for the best experience inside and out.
With the Flex Mode, users can freely take selfies or record videos using the cover screen, without opening the phone. This can be achieved using the Quick Shot function, by pressing the main button twice.
Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic
During the Samsung Unpacked event, Samsung also launched the brand new Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic.
This smartwatch range is the first to feature Wear OS technology, powered by Samsung in collaboration with Google. It also comes equipped with One UI Watch, Samsung’s most intuitive smartwatch user interface.
The all-new Wear OS and One UI interface is an upgrade from previous models, which used Tizen as the operating system.
Besides that, the Galaxy Watch4 series has a 5nm processor, boasting a 20% faster CPU and 50% more RAM, plus a GPU that’s 10 times faster than its predecessors.
What this means for users is that performing activities on the Galaxy Watch4 series will be smoother than ever, in addition to having a sharper display with a 450 x 450 px resolution.
With an impressive 16GB of memory, users have ample storage to download and store their favourite apps, music and photos.
On top of that, all user data is stored securely through Samsung Knox’s security platform, giving users that extra peace of mind.
The Galaxy Watch4 series has gone through a complete redesign to provide users with the best tools to manage their health.
With this smartwatch, it provides users with accurate information regarding their health performance and body condition, which is especially helpful during this season.
There are a variety of health features for users to explore, including exercise guides, calorie count, heart rate, sleep pattern monitoring plus many more.
For those who would like to have a better understanding of their sleep, the Galaxy Watch4 series is able to provide an almost complete picture of sleep patterns, in greater detail than ever before. This includes features like Real-time Health Monitoring and Advanced sleep management. With the Galaxy Watch4 series, users will be able to get a good night’s sleep with enhanced Sleep Scores, along with new snoring detection and blood oxygen tracking.
With a long battery life of up to 40 hours, users will never have to worry about running out of battery. When necessary, all it takes is a 30-minute charge to give the smartwatch another 10 hours of running time.
Last but not least, Samsung also unveiled the all-new Galaxy Buds2, which is designed to guarantee a comfortable wearing experience all day long.
The wireless earbuds offer premium sound quality that will keep users entertained with their favourite music and podcasts wherever they are.
The Galaxy Buds2 also comes with dynamic two-way speakers, while having Active Noise Cancelling to help block out unwanted noise.
It also comes in an iconic curved shape design, in addition to being small and lightweight, providing extra comfort for users. In fact, users can try out the ‘Earbud Fit Test’ in the Galaxy Wearable app to determine the best earbud size for optimal comfort.
There are four contemporary colours to choose from, including Graphite, White, Olive and Lavender, allowing users to highlight their personal style and complete the look with third-party accessory cases.
Overall, the Galaxy Buds2 is a great match especially when paired together with Galaxy smartphones, tablets or smartwatches.
Now available for pre-order
Pre-orders for the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Watch4 Classic and Galaxy Watch4 Bluetooth are all available right now.
Users who choose to get one of the foldable smartphones will enjoy Samsung Care+ coverage for one year worth up RM799.
Samsung Care+ is a repair service that provides protection for all types of accidental damage or damage caused by fluids. The service includes screen placement and back cover replacement. In short, Samsung Care+ offers premium smartphone protection service, giving users peace of mind.
In addition, users can receive Samsung Malaysia online store e-vouchers worth up to RM850 for each purchase of the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G or Galaxy Z Flip3 5G.
Not only that, those who pre-order the Galaxy Watch4 Classic or Galaxy Watch4 Bluetooth are also eligible to earn e-vouchers worth up to RM250.
Pre-orders are now available at Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung Authorised Partners and Samsung Malaysia Online Store.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G: From RM6,699
– Colour options: Phantom Black, Phantom Silver and Phantom Green
– Pre-order on this website
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G: From RM3,999
– Colour options: Cream, Phantom Black, Green and Lavender
– Pre-order on this website
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic: From RM1,299
– Colour options: Black and Silver
– Pre-order on this website
Samsung Galaxy Watch4: From RM899
– Colour options: Black, Green, Silver and Pink Gold
– Pre-order on this website
This article originally appeared on Harian Metro with rights to be republished on The Malaysian Reserve.