KOMPAS.com – Samsung has officially released its newest foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G. This phone is the successor of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 which was launched in 2020.
The Galaxy Z Fold3 brings a number of significant improvements compared to its predecessor, both in the sector hardware nor software. The good news is that the price of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is now even cheaper than the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
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What are the differences between the two foldable phones? Following KompasTekno summarize the comparison of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 with the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in terms of features and specifications, Sunday (15/8/2021).
1. Slim camera module and sturdy frame
At first glance, in terms of body design, these two phones don’t really have any obvious differences. Both the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 2 still carry a folding model such as opening/closing a book.
However, the differences start to appear in the rectangular camera module that houses the three rear cameras on these two folding phones.
Although both are equipped with three cameras, the camera module on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 looks slimmer, than the Galaxy Z Fold 2. This is because Samsung has moved the location of the LED flash parallel to the three rear cameras.
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 is also sturdier because it has a frame (frame) and hinges (hinge) Aluminum Armor, which is claimed to be 10 percent stronger than the previous generation.
The shell of the folding phone is also protected with Gorilla Glass Victus glass which is claimed to be 50 percent tougher than Gorilla Glass 6.
2. Waterproof body
Still related to the phone body, for the first time, Samsung includes features water resistance or water resistance with IPX8 certification on the Galaxy Z Fold 3. This feature is absent on the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
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With features water resistance, The Galaxy Z Fold 3 can still survive if it is dropped or submerged in water with a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.
Together with the Galaxy Z Flip 3, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is also the world’s first folding phone that is water resistant.
2. Screen Cover Screen with refresh rate 120 Hz
The Galaxy Fold line of folding phones has two screens, namely the main screen that can be used when the device is stretched out, and a secondary screen aka Cover Screen on the outside that can be used when smartphone folded.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 2 still carry the main screen Infinity Flex Display Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display 7.6 inches, resolution 2,208 x 1,768 pixels, and refresh rate 120 Hz.
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The secondary screen of the two is not much different. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display secondary screen. Meanwhile, its predecessor carries a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED secondary screen.
The basic difference between the two lies in refresh rate which is supported by the secondary display in both phones. When it launched in 2020, the secondary display of the new Galaxy Fold 2 supported a 60 Hz refresh rate.
Well, support refresh rate The secondary screen of the Galaxy Fold 3 has been increased to 120 Hz so that it can display visual animations more smoothly.
3. Camera selfie under display (bottom of screen)
Both the Galaxy Fold 3 and Galaxy Fold 2 are equipped with five cameras, consisting of 3 rear cameras and two cameras selfie.
The difference is in the selfie camera on the main screen. Galaxy Z Fold 3 is now equipped with this type of camera under display 4 MP resolution. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is also at the same time Samsung’s first cellphone to carry the under display camera.
According to Samsung, although the resolution is small, the camera selfie This under display can produce good photos and videos, especially for video call which becomes one of its main functions.
With the camera hidden under a special layer, the main screen of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 seems more spacious and undisturbed punch hole like on the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Although, if you look closely, the camera under display This can also be seen from the surface.
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The other four cameras are still the same as the Galaxy Z Fold 2, including the main camera (wide) 12 MP (f / 1.8), kamera ultra wide 12 MP (f / 2.2), kamera telephoto 12 MP, as well as a camera selfie 10 MP (f/2.2) in punch hole on the secondary screen.
4. S Pen Stylus Support
For the first time, Samsung has included accessory support stylus (digital pen) S on the Galaxy Z Fold 3. This support was previously absent on the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
By using the S Pen, users can take notes, draw, and support multitasking a number of applications on the main screen (Main Screen) phone.
There are two types of S Pen supported by the Galaxy Z Fold 3, namely the S Pen Fold Edition and the S Pen Pro.
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As the name suggests, the S Pen Fold Edition can only be used on the Galaxy Z Fold3 and is not equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. However, this stylus supports the Air Command navigation feature.
Meanwhile, the S Pen Pro is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity and supports various other Samsung devices, such as the Galaxy Tab, Galaxy 21 Ultra, to the Galaxy Note Series.
5. Chip and a new OS
Samsung also supplies the Galaxy Z Fold 3 with chip and the latest operating system. This phone is hacked chip Snapdragon 888 5G from Qualcomm, coated in One UI 3.5 interface, and runs the Android 11 operating system.
Meanwhile, the previous Galaxy Z Fold 2 relied on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, covered in the One UI 2.5 interface, and ran the Android 10 operating system.
In terms of power capacity, the battery of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is slightly smaller than its predecessor. But for support fast charging and wireless charging-its still the same.
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The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is supported by a 4,500 mAh battery, 25 watts of fast charging, and fast wireless charging 11 watts. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a 4,400 mAh battery. fast charging 25 watts, then fast wireless charging 11 watt.
7. Cheaper price
In addition to the difference in specifications, it turns out that in terms of the price tag of the two phones, they are also quite far apart.
When it was launched last August 11, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G variant 12 GB / 256 GB was priced at Rp. 24.9 million. Then the highest variant of 12 GB/512 GB is priced at Rp. 26.9 million.
Meanwhile, when it was released, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 was sold for IDR 33.8 million in Indonesia. This means, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is priced at Rp. 8 million cheaper than its predecessor.
The following table compares the specifications and prices of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 2 in full.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G (2021)
Galaxy Z Fold 2 (2020)
|Home screen||Infinity Flex Display Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display 7,6 inci, resolusi 2.208×1.768, rasio 22,5:18, refresh rate 120 Hz||Infinity Flex Display Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display 7,6 inci, resolusi 2.208×1.768 piksel, refresh rate 120 Hz|
|Secondary screen||Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display 6.2 inches, 1768 x 2,208 pixels, 120 Hz||Super AMOLED 6.2 inch,1768 x 2,208 pixels, 60 Hz|
|Dimensions stretched||128,1 x 158,1 x 6,4 mm|
weight 271 grams
|128,2 x 159,2 x 6,9 mm|
weight 282 grams
|Folded Dimension||67,1 x 158 x 14,4-16 mm||68 x 159,2 x 13,8-16,8 mm|
|Selfie camera||10 MP (f/2.2) infinity-O on secondary screen|
4 MP (f / 1.8) under display on the main screen
|10 MP (f/2.2) infinity-O on secondary screen|
10 MP (f/2.2) infinity-O on the main screen
|Rear camera||12 MP (f / 2.2) ultrawide|
12 MP (f / 1.8) wide, Dual Pixel AF and OIS,
12 MP (f/2.4) telefoto, PDAF, OIS, optical zoom 2X
|12 MP (f / 2.2) ultrawide|
12 MP (f / 1.8) wide, Dual Pixel AF and OIS,
12 MP (f/2.4) telefoto, PDAF, OIS, optical zoom 2X
|Processor||Snapdragon 888 |
5nm 64-bit octa-core proscessor (2.84 GHz+2,4GHz+1,8 GHz)
|Snapdragon 865 7nm+ octa-core proscessor (3,09 GHz+2,42GHz+1,8 Hz)|
|RAM / ROM||12 GB/256 GB |
12 GB/512 GB
|12 GB/256 GB|
|Operating system||Android 11, One UI 3.5||Android 10, One UI 2.5|
|Battery||4.400 mAh, fast charging 25 watt, fast wireless charging 11 watt||4.500 mAh, fast charging 25 watt, fast wireless charging 11 watt|
|Network||5G: dual mode NSA+SA, Sub6/mmWave LTE, Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20||5G: dual mode NSA+SA|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, barometer||Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, barometer|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot USB Type-C 3.2 Bluetooth 5.2||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, USB Type-C 3.2, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Other features||Water resistance IPX8, Stylus S Pen, NFC, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus||NFC, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Security system||Pola, PIN, Password, fingerprint scanner side-mounted, face recognition||Pola, PIN, Password, fingerprint scanner side-mounted, face recognition|
|Color||Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, dan Phantom Green||Mystic Bronze dan Mystic Black|
|Price||12/256 GB = IDR 24.9 million|
12/512 GB = IDR 26.9 million
|12/256 GB = IDR 33.8 million|