Along with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Samsung also unveiled Galaxy Z Flip 3, which has gone through some significant improvements. With the Galaxy Z Flip 3, you get a bigger 1.9-inch cover screen, improved protection, powerful performance, Flex mode on nearly all apps, and a lot more. Earlier, the Galaxy Z Flip was a niche device, but now it’s gaining popularity among the masses. And well, as expected, the general consumers have many questions about the Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable phone. So to answer all your questions, we have compiled a list of Galaxy Z Flip 3 FAQs. We have tried to address all your queries regarding the Z Flip 3’s durability, battery life, performance, etc.
Galaxy Z Flip 3 FAQ: All Your Questions Answered (2021)
First, we have answered some really popular questions under the General FAQ section. After that, we have answered other questions section-wise. You can choose to move to any Galaxy Z Flip 3 FAQ section by expanding the table below.
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 is powered by which Processor?
Similar to the previous Flip device, Samsung is using a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 uses Snapdragon 888 both in the US and non-US markets. The rumor of upcoming Samsung smartphones coming with an Exynos CPU and AMD GPU has not come true, at least for now. Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with a 5nm chipset clocked at 2.84GHz along with 2.4GHz and 1.8GHz cores.
- What is the price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3?
Galaxy Z Flip 3 sells at $999 for the 8GB+128GB variant and the 8GB+256GB variant costs $1049.99 in the US. Samsung is yet to announce the India pricing, but according to rumors, Galaxy Z Flip 3 will be officially unveiled in the country on August 20 at a competitive price. Currently, you can pre-book Galaxy Z Flip 3 in India for Rs. 2000.
- What are the color options for Galaxy Z Flip 3?
Galaxy Z Flip 3 is available in seven different colors: four are base colors and three are exclusive, which you can only buy at samsung.com. The base colors are Phantom Black, Cream, Green, and Lavender. The exclusive colors are Gray, White, and Pink.
- Is Galaxy Z Flip 3 a 5G phone?
Yes, Galaxy Z Fip 3 is a 5G phone. And in fact, it supports both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands in SA and NSA mode. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 has support for the following 5G bands: n2, n5, n25, n66, n41, n71, n260, n261.
- How long does the battery last on the Galaxy Z Flip 3?
Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with a 3,300mAh battery, and Samsung claims it can last all day and night as well. We will have to wait for the reviews to know better as the new z Flip 3 comes with the power-hungry Snapdragon 888 chipset.
- Can the Galaxy Z Flip 3 handle drops?
When it comes to durability, Samsung has had a solid record, and the company claims that the new Galaxy Z Flip 3 is 80% more durable than its predecessor. It uses Samsung’s Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) along with a panel layer and protective film.
Galaxy Z Flip 3 frame is also protected by strong aluminum material and a protective hinge. On top of that, both the main and cover displays are shielded by Gorilla Glass Victus, which is great. In case you want more protection, you can pick from among the best Galaxy Z Flip 3 cases and covers from our list.
- Does Galaxy Z Flip 3 feature a 120Hz display?
Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with a 120Hz Full-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. The display refresh rate is also adaptive, which means it can automatically switch to variable refresh rates based on the content. On the other hand, the cover screen has a 1.9-inch Super AMOLED display and it does not have a higher refresh rate.
- What are the dimensions of Galaxy Z Flip 3?
While folded, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 scales to 72.2 x 86.4 x 17.1mm, and when the phone is unfolded it has a dimension of 72.2 x 166.0 x 6.9mm.
- Do all apps support Flex Mode on Galaxy Z Flip 3?
Google Duo, YouTube, and a bunch of Samsung apps support Flex mode natively. If any third-party app does not work well with the Flex mode feature, you can turn on Labs in Settings and force the app to use the Flex mode.
- How many cameras does the Galaxy Z Flip 3 have?
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with a 12MP standard lens and a 12MP ultra-wide shooter (123-degree FOV) on the back, next to the cover display. On the front side, when unfolded, you have got a 10MP punch-hole selfie camera. By the way, you can also take selfies with the standard and ultra-wide lens using the cover screen, which is pretty cool.
- What is the Bluetooth version on the Galaxy Z Flip 3?
Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with Bluetooth 5.1 support.
- Does the Galaxy Z Flip 3 come with WiFi 6 Support?
Yes, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 supports WiFi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax).
Galaxy Z Flip 3 FAQ: Design and Build
- What is the IP Rating of Galaxy Z Flip 3?
Galaxy Z Flip 3 is IPX8 rated, meaning it can withstand 1.5 meters of liquid pressure for 30 minutes without any damage.
- How many folds can the Galaxy Z Flip 3 hinge withstand?
According to Samsung’s estimate, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 can withstand 200,000 folds.
- How is the build quality of Galaxy Z Flip 3?
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a glass body on the back (protected by Gorilla Glass Victus) and plastic on the front. It has an aluminum frame which is quite durable per Samsung, and dual layers to protect the display from scratches and drops.
- What is the weight of the Galaxy Z Flip 3?
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 weighs around 183gm.
- Is there an Exynos variant of Galaxy Z Flip 3?
No, the Galaxy Flip foldable lineup is not powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos chip. Instead, Samsung is using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 5G chip to power the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in all regions.
- What are the Storage and RAM Options for Galaxy Z Flip 3?
There are only two configurations of Galaxy Z Flip 3: 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The best part is that Samsung is using UFS 3.1 for storage. Do note that there is no microSD card slot to expand the storage.
- Does the Galaxy Z Flip 3 come with a headphone jack?
Sadly, no. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can’t use wired headphones with this foldable phone.
- Does the Galaxy Z Flip 3 have an in-display fingerprint sensor?
No, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor. It does not include a fingerprint sensor under the display.
- Is the Galaxy Z Flip 3 a Dual SIM phone?
Yes, you can use two SIM cards on Galaxy Z Flip 3. You have one physical SIM slot and one eSIM slot.
- How are the speakers on the Galaxy Z Flip 3?
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with stereo speakers, and it supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Digital Plus.
- Does the Galaxy Z Flip 3 support NFC?
Yes, the device comes with an NFC module, but the availability may depend on your region. So we suggest you check that before buying the device.
- What are the sensors available on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3?
You have an accelerometer, gyroscope, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, and barometer aboard this foldable device.
Galaxy Z Flip 3 FAQ: Cameras
- Does Galaxy Z Flip 3 come with a Telephoto/ Periscope Lens?
No, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 does not have a telephoto or periscope lens. There are only the standard wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle lenses on the rear side.
- Does Galaxy Z Flip 3 support HDR Recording?
Yes, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 supports HDR10+ video recording, thanks to the Snapdragon 888 processor.
- What is the field-of-view of the Ultra-wide lens on the Galaxy Z Flip 3?
The field of view (FoV) of the ultra-wide camera on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is 123 degrees.
- Does Galaxy Z Flip 3 have an Under-display Camera?
Unlike the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 does not include an under-display camera. It has a punch-hole in-display camera for taking selfies.
- Is there OIS support on the Galaxy Z Flip 3?
Yes, there is OIS for the standard wide-angle camera, and EIS is also supported via a combination of software and hardware.
Battery and Charging
- Does the Galaxy Z Flip 3 support Fast Charging?
Yes, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 supports fast charging but only up to 15W. If you want to wirelessly charge your Galaxy Z Flip 3, you will get 10W output. Not to mention, it also supports Wireless PowerShare, meaning you can wirelessly charge other Qi-compatible accessories.
- Is there wireless charging support on the Galaxy Z Flip 3?
Yes, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 supports wireless charging up to 10W.
- Is there a Battery Improvement over the last-gen Galaxy Z Flip?
The battery capacity on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the same as the last-gen Flip, which is 3,300mAh. In addition, the device packs the powerful Snapdragon 888 SoC, so we are not sure whether in terms of endurance, it will do any better or not.
Software Features and One UI
- Which Android version does the Galaxy Z Flip 3 run?
Galaxy Z Flip 3 runs One UI 3.1.1 out of the box which is based on Android 11. You will be getting three years of Android OS updates and four years of security updates, in line with the flagship S- and Note-series devices.
- Is there DeX support on the Galaxy Z Flip 3?
Unfortunately, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 does not support the DeX functionality, which is pretty disappointing.
- What will be the last Android update for the Galaxy Z Flip 3?
You will get Android 14 as the last OS update on the Galaxy Z Flip 3. However, security updates will continue for one more year.
- Is there a Dedicated Bixby Button on the Galaxy Z Flip 3?
Yes, there is a Bixby button on the Galaxy Z Flip 3. However, you can also use Google Assistant on this foldable device.
Galaxy Z Flip 3 Specs
To round everything up, here’s a look at the key specs and features of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 from Samsung:
- 72.2 x 86.4 x 17.1mm
- 72.2 x 166.0 x 6.9mm
- 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
- 120Hz refresh rate
- 2640 x 1080 resolution
- Gorilla Glass Victus
- 1.9-inch Super AMOLED Display
- 260 x 512 resolution
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|Storage||128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1|
|Battery||3300mAh dual-cell battery
15W wired charging
10W wireless charging
|Rear Cameras||Primary: 12MP, f/1.8, Dual Pixel AF, OIS
Ultra-wide: 12MP, f/2.2, 123° FoV
|Front Cameras||10MP, f/2.2|
|SIM||One eSIM and one Nano SIM|
|Biometrics||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
AI face recognition
|5G Support||SA/NSA 5G (Sub6/ mmWave)
Bands: 2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261
No 3.5mm headphone socket
|Software||One UI 3.1 based on Android 11|
|Other Features||Waterproof (IPX8), Samsung Pay|
|Price||$999 for 128GB
$1049.99 for 256GB
Galaxy Z Flip 3 FAQ: All Your Questions Answered
So here are the frequently asked questions and answers on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. You can go through the General FAQ section for answers to popular questions. After that, you can navigate to various sections and get all your questions answered. In case you want to learn about the Galaxy Fold 3 in detail, go through our in-depth FAQ on Galaxy Z Fold 3. Finally, if you still have some questions, comment down below and let us know. We will try to answer all your questions.