When talking about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3 smartphones, the first thing everyone mentions is the folding form factor. But we should also note that these phones will come with powerful hardware, optimized software and many innovations. This simply means they will be perfect smartphones collecting all the latest tech achievements into one. And they will cost a fortune. And we have no idea when folding screen smartphones will become affordable for average customers. Anyway, all the mentioned features and functionality should be protected. Do you imagine what will happen (to you) when dropping into water? Of course, Samsung worries about this as well. As Max Weinbach claims, both will be IPX8 rated. Simply put, these phones will be able to withstand water depths of more than 1 meter for over 30 minutes.
Flip3 and Fold3 are IPX8 https://t.co/Lenz8aOuCV
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) July 21, 2021
If this information if accurate, both the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3 will become the world’s first folding screen smartphones with such a respectable waterproof certification. But as we are dealing with folding phones, dust can be as dangerous as water. However, the tipster still has no information concerning the phones’ dust-proof features.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Features
Well, we have talked about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 for myriads times. So it’s better to focus on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 this time. A few days ago, it appeared on GeekBench. The phone with a model number SM-F711U is said to come with a processor codenamed “Lahaina”, which is the Snapdragon 888 flagship processor. The GeekBench listing also shows Android 11 out of the box as well as 8GB of RAM.
Anyway, prior to this we knew that the Galaxy Z Flip3 will sport a 6.7-inch S-AMOLED screen with high resolution, 25:9 aspect ratio, and an external display of 1.9 inches. As for photography, our protagonist will comes with a 10MP front camera for selfies. It will house a 12MP primary camera and a 12MP ultrawide lens at the back. Inside, we will also find a 3,300mAh battery with a 15W charging and wireless charging support.
Well, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 ought to appear on the same stage as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. The launch event will take place on August 11. The regular Z Flip will cost around $1,249 which is a “good” price for a foldable smartphone. But agree that for a regular smartphone user, it’s overpriced.