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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 smartphone announced at Galaxy Unpacked August 2021

The Galaxy Z Fold3 is Samsung's latest folding smartphone, revealed at the latest Galaxy Unpacked presentation.


Samsung has poured a lot of time and effort into foldable smartphone technology in the Galaxy Z Fold series. As such, the Galaxy Unpacked presentations are always a place to learn about the latest smartphone products coming out of Samsung. The Galaxy Unpacked August 2021 presentation did not disappoint. Samsung took the opportunity here to reveal the Galaxy Z Fold3 smartphone, which will be coming out this late August 2021.

The Galaxy Z Fold3 foldable smartphone was announced during the Galaxy Unpacked presentation on August 11, 2021. This is an all-new version in the Z Fold series, featuring a 7.6-inch overall screen when unfolded. It also reworks the camera by placing it under the display and allowing the screen to display pixels. It’s the first under-display camera offered in a smartphone. There will be 256GB and 512GB versions of the Z Fold3 in Phantom Black, Silver, and Green colors, and it will be available on August 27, 2021, starting at $1799.99 (256GB) and $1899.99 (512GB). Pre-orders are available now.

Maybe the most interesting feature is the under-the-display camera. Previous Samsung Galaxy folding smartphones and other brand folding phones place an inside camera prominently on the display, making the pixels work around it and leaving a camera-shaped hole in the viewing and interactivity. This new design fixes that, making the screen seemless and without a glaring omission of interactive screen space. The small tablet-sized screen offers a solid video viewing or gaming experience. Regardless of what you want to do with the device, and especially on that latter end, you now won't have a spot at the top in which you cannot interact in games.

With the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 coming at the end of this month, stay tuned for further coverage on pricing and release. Be sure to check the product page for ways in which you can reduce the price through trade-ins if you want to go in on it.

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