|Check out the photos of the vertically folded folder bull smartphone “Galaxy Z Flip3 5G”!|
Among the latest models of foldable smartphones (smartphones) equipped with Samsung Electronics’ foldable display, the vertically folded “vertical fold” that can be carried compactly in the closed state.Galaxy Z Flip3 5G“Is characterized by the shape of a general large-screen smartphone folded in half.
A horizontally-opening foldable smartphone that can be used on a large tablet-sized screen when opened on the other side.Galaxy Z Fold3 5GIt is waterproof and compatible with Osaifu-Keitai (FeliCa), and has been sold by NTT DoCoMo and au since early October, and advance reservations have already been accepted for each model.
In this article, I had the opportunity to touch the actual machine of the vertically folded Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, so I will introduce its features with photos. The official web store “Docomo online shop“or”or Online ShopThe prices at directly managed stores (all prices include tax) have already been announced, and the NTT DoCoMo version of “Galaxy Z Flip3 5G SC-54BIs 148,896 yen, au version “Galaxy Z Flip3 5G SCG12Is 148,925 yen.
Both are subject to the residual value setting method “Anytime Kaedoki Program” and “Kaetoku Program”, and the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G SC-54B is 3,833 yen / month x 23 times + 60,720 yen (early use privilege 800 yen) / Month), the actual burden will be 79,359 yen, and the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G SCG12 will be 4,315 yen / month x 23 times + 49,680 yen, which will be the actual burden of 99,245 yen.
Also, at NTT DoCoMo, you can get a discount of 22,000 yen if you transfer from another company (MNP) with “5G WELCOME Discount”. You can get a discount of 5,500 yen (5,500 yen worth of cash back with your au PAY balance at au Online Shop) with “Model Change Discount”.
In addition, in commemoration of the release of Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Samsung Electronics Japan will purchase and apply for a completely wireless earphone “Galaxy Buds Pro (model number: SM-R190)” (Phantom White) and “microSD card reader”. Reservation / purchase campaign to give as a gift ( https://www.galaxymobile.jp/2021z-fold3-z-flip3/ ) Is carried out.
The feature of Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is that you can fold a vertically long smartphone in half and store it compactly. It also has a sub-display that allows you to check simple information even when it is closed, and although it has a different structure, it reminds you of the old two-fold mobile phone. There are two colors, cream and phantom black.
The main display is equipped with a smartphone-like large screen of about 6.7 inch FHD + (1080 x 2640 dots) organic EL, and the sub display when folded is equipped with about 1.9 inch 260 x 512 dot organic EL. In addition to achieving IPX8 waterproof performance, the main unit also supports a smooth refresh rate of 120Hz.
The size when opened is the same as a general large screen smartphone, width 72 x height 166 x thickness 6.9 mm. When this is folded, it becomes about half the width 72 x height 86 x thickness 15.9 to 17.1 mm. The hinge part when folded is a little thick to protect the bending organic EL display.
The hinge part is folded in half, but it is designed to stop at any angle like a laptop computer (PC). For this reason, if you try to open it with just your thumb while holding it in one hand, the limit is about 90 °. When you want to open it completely, you need to open and close it with both hands. When fully opened, it can be used in the same way as a general large screen smartphone.
In addition, biometric authentication is equipped with a fingerprint authentication sensor integrated with the power key on the side, and it is arranged so that it can be operated naturally whether it is folded or opened. It also supports face recognition, but this is only used in the open state.
It weighs about 184g, which is almost the same as a smartphone equipped with Qualcomm’s “Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform”, which is the same high-end chipset (SoC) as a large screen model. Considering that it can be folded in half, it can be said that it is rather light.
By the way, the internal memory is 8GB, the internal storage is 128GB, and there is no external storage slot. The battery capacity is 3300mAh, which is not a large capacity, but it has enough.
The sub display supports touch operation. In addition to changing the design of the clock, you can also operate widgets in other apps. It can also be used as a finder for selfies using a high-quality 12-megapixel out-camera.
The camera is equipped with a wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle out-camera with approximately 12 million pixel CMOS on the outside. Furthermore, it is equipped with an in-camera of about 10 million pixels CMOS on the upper part of the main display inside, and in addition to taking selfies, it can also be used for taking pictures of yourself by placing the smartphone on the desk and opening it halfway like a video conference on a notebook PC. Easy to use.
In addition, the camera app is designed to recognize the folded state and operate, and when opened, it functions like a general smartphone camera. On the other hand, in the half-opening, one is divided into the finder and the other is divided into the operation screen. Since it is half-open and can be placed on a desk, it is easy to enjoy timer shooting and movie shooting.
Products for the Japanese market are also compatible with Osaifu-Keitai, and the FeliCa antenna is mounted slightly in the lower right of the center of the bottom of the main unit, so you can touch it smoothly even when folded. The Osaifu-Keitai mark is quite thin and inconspicuous. In addition, it also supports wireless charging.
In the case of the NTT DoCoMo version, the home screen is also equipped with “docomo LIVE UX” unlike the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G. The two-screen display of the app is available as a standard Android function, and if you divide it in the middle, it will be easy to see even in the half-open state.
Both NTT DoCoMo version and au version do not support millimeter waves, and the maximum communication speed is 4.2 Gbps for downlink and 218 Mbps for uplink for NTT DoCoMo version, 3.4 Gbps for downlink and 218 Mbps for uplink, and both SIMs are nanoSIM. The card (4FF) size slot is a single SIM.
Until now, except for the Thome Brows model, it was sold only from au, but it will also be sold from NTT DoCoMo, and it is functionally waterproof and compatible with Osaifu-Keitai, so the folder bull smartphone is finally practical. Isn’t it becoming? For other detailed product information, please refer to the following articles.
・Samsung announces slimmer vertical foldable foldable smartphone “Galaxy Z Flip3 5G”! Supports 120Hz refresh rate and waterproof. From about 110,000 yen –S-MAX
・NTT DoCoMo announces vertically folded folder bull smartphone “Galaxy Z Flip3 5G SC-54B”! Compatible with FeliCa and waterproof. Reservation starts in early October, price is 148,896 yen –S-MAX
・Vertical folding folder for au Bull smartphone “Galaxy Z Flip3 5G SCG12” announced! Compatible with FeliCa and waterproof. Reservation starts in early October, no SIM lock –S-MAX
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