Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has introduced two new foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. The third generation of these category-defining devices incorporates key improvements that Samsung foldable users have asked for—making them more durable with more optimised foldable experiences than ever before. From iconic design to immersive entertainment, Z Flip3 and Z Fold3 give users unique new ways to work, watch, and play.
For those who need the ultimate device for productivity and immersive entertainment, Z Fold3 is a true multitasking powerhouse with next-level performance, an undisrupted 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display, and the first-ever S Pen support on a foldable device. For those who want the style that comes with function, Z Flip3 is the ideal device with its sleek, compact, and pocketable design, enhanced camera features, and a larger3 Cover Screen built for quick use on the go.
“With Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3, Samsung is once again redefining the possibilities with foldable smartphones that empower users with the flexibility and versatility needed for today’s fast-paced world,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “As a pioneer and industry leader in the foldable category, we’re proud to build on our legacy of innovation with the Z Fold3 and Z Flip3. These devices equip consumers with technology that unlock new ways to maximise and enjoy every moment with an ecosystem built on openness and innovation.”
Samsung users expect foldable devices that are built to last. That’s why this generation of Galaxy Z devices are built with unrivalled craftsmanship. For the first time ever on a foldable smartphone, Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 are equipped with IPX8 water resistance, so users no longer have to worry when caught in the rain. Both devices are also built with our new Armor Aluminium along with the toughest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus to protect against scratches and accidental drops. In addition, both devices include a new protective film made of a foldable PET, optimised for the Main Screen panels.
The Hideaway Hinge, first introduced on Galaxy Z Flip, enables the devices to stay in place at any angle for innovative user experiences with Flex mode. With enhanced Sweeper technology, the bristles inside are now shorter, ensuring dust and other particles stay out of the Hideaway Hinge while maintaining a slimmer design. Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 have been put through a strenuous folding test, verified by Bureau Veritas, to withstand folding 200,000 times. Plus, they’re equipped with the latest powerful 5nm AP and 5G band compatibility for the best experience inside and out.
The Z Fold3 allows you to enjoy your favourite content on the uninterrupted 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display—thanks to their new under-display camera technology. With minimum pixels applied on top of the camera hole, Z Fold3 features an increased viewable area so users get a near unrestricted canvas for their favourite apps. With the new Eco display technology applied to the screen, it’s 29% brighter while consuming less energy. Users will experience even smoother scrolling and quick device interaction with the Super Smooth 120Hz adaptive refresh rate now on both the Main and Cover Screens.
For the first time ever on the Galaxy Z series, Samsung is bringing its beloved Note series technology to Z Fold3, with support for S Pen functionality. Users can take advantage of fully optimised S Pen features on their foldable screen, which is a perfect fit for on-the-go multitaskers. On Z Fold3’s Main Screen, it’s easier than ever for users to jot down notes during a video call or check off a to-do list while reading emails, Z Fold3 users can power their creativity and productivity with our fan-favourite S Pen. S Pen for Z Fold3 comes in two options: S Pen Fold Edition and S Pen Pro. Both feature a specially engineered retractable Pro tip with force limit technology to protect Z Fold3’s Main Screen for peace of mind while using the S Pen.
Productivity seekers will also enjoy Z Fold3’s enhanced Flex mode features, which let you do more at once— such as join a video call on the device’s top screen while checking meeting notes on the bottom. With Z Fold3’s updated Multi-Active Window, it’s even easier to make dinner plans over text while checking your calendar, all on the device’s large screen. And now on Z Fold3, users can create a shortcut and reopen apps in the same way later thanks to enhanced App Pair.
Z Fold3 is built with a sleeker, thinner, and lighter design for even better portability than Galaxy Z Fold2. It comes with a choice of three colours: Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver.
Meanwhile, Z Flip3 empowers users to express themselves with bold colour options, a sleek design, and premium features. With the choice of four trendy colours—Cream, Green, Lavender, and Phantom Black—plus new stylish ring grips and strap cases16 that make it even easier to hold and fold the phone, Z Flip3 is a true self-expression device. For those in search of even more colour options to fit their style, Samsung.com/nz carries exclusive colours, these include Grey, Pink, and White.
The redesigned Cover Screen is now four times larger and makes it easier to view notifications and messages without having to open Z Flip3. Users can keep up with their schedule, check the weather, and monitor their daily step count with new Cover Screen widgets or coordinate the Cover Screen wallpaper with their device colour for a matching look.
Z Flip3 is also crafted to give users the best capabilities for capturing and sharing memories. Packed with some of our latest camera features, users can take even more stunning selfies hands-free with Flex mode. Or they can keep the device folded and capture a quick photo—and now, even a video—right from the Cover Screen using enhanced Quick Shot by double-clicking Z Flip3’s power key. Plus, scrolling and sharing is super smooth, thanks to Z Flip3’s new 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.
Z Flip3 is great for relaxing and watching a YouTube vlog or a TV show hands-free. Thanks to Z Flip3’s new, upgraded Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos, you get immersive sound with incredible clarity, depth and spatial effects, no matter what you’re watching or listening to. The new Flex Mode Panel feature also makes apps look better and easier to use. When the device is partially folded, Flex Mode Panel gives you new ways to interact with Z Flip3, offering a more convenient viewing experience by moving the video to the top half of the screen and the show’s controls—like brightness and volume—to the bottom half.
With Galaxy Z series, users will get access to more apps that take full advantage of the foldable screen. Samsung is expanding partnerships with leading companies like Google, Microsoft, and more, so users can enjoy more of their go-to apps tailored to their unique needs. Now enjoy fully optimised video chatting on Microsoft Teams: When users unfold their device, they can view a presentation in full-screen detail and see their co-workers’ faces underneath. For the best productivity at work, Microsoft Outlook’s dual-pane mode for Samsung foldables enables users to read a full email while previewing others on the side, just like a desktop experience. To bring users even more choice. Plus, they can use Z Fold3’s new Taskbar to quickly switch between apps without returning to the Home screen.
Joining the Galaxy Z Series are Galaxy Buds2 – designed for a comfortable fit made to be worn all day, and provide premium sound quality so you can immerse yourself in the moment, wherever you are. As one of the latest additions to the Galaxy Buds line-up, Buds2 joins the Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Buds Pro, providing more choices to consumers to fit their needs. As a part of the Galaxy ecosystem, Buds2 make the perfect companion to your Galaxy smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch.
Whether you use your Galaxy Buds2 to listen to music or dial into a conference call, you’ve got all the features you need to immerse in yourself in your own world. The dynamic two-way speakers deliver crisp, clear high notes and a deep bass, while the active noise cancelling feature cuts external background noise by up to 98%22. If you need to hear your surroundings, tune back in with three adjustable ambient sound levels23. Your voice will be even clearer on calls, thanks to a new, machine learning-based solution that filters out a variety of distracting background noises.
Galaxy Buds2 are Samsung’s smallest and lightest earbuds yet boasting an iconic curved shape to help provide greater sound quality. For a more perfect fit, we’ve developed the ‘Earbud fit test’ in Galaxy Wearable app. Choose from four contemporary colours24 —graphite, white, olive and lavender—to show off your personal style, and complete the package with third-party cases.
Pricing and Availability
Samsung is offering Galaxy Z Fold3 at the lower price of NZ$ 2,699 (256 GB), and Galaxy Z Flip3 for NZ$ 1,599 (128GB). Galaxy Bud2 will retail for NZ$ 279.00.
The Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 will be available for pre-order beginning August 12, and they will launch in early September. There will be exclusive offers available on Samsung.com/nz for all Z Fold3 or Z Flip3 pre-orders.