Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories November 26

Galaxy Z Fold 3 rolling out another Android 12 Beta update w/ bug fixes, December patch

Samsung’s Android 12 update is scheduled to hit the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 sometime next month, and this week another patch is rolling out. Now available in the US, Samsung is rolling out an Android 12 Beta update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 that brings the December 2021 security patch with it.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories November 24

I’ve been an avid fan of foldables since I first laid my hands on one, and three months into using Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3, there’s one piece of the experience I keep coming back to. For me, the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s S Pen support has been handier as of late, but I’m still annoyed at how difficult it is to bring around.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories November 19

How to install the Android 12 Beta on Samsung Galaxy smartphones

Android 12 brings a lot of exciting features to the OS, even in Samsung Galaxy devices. With the beta release of One UI 4, Samsung devices are able to take advantage of new color-theming options and privacy features. Fortunately, Samsung is making the beta available to a few select devices before Android 12 is completely released.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories November 16

Latest Android 12 beta update on Galaxy Z Fold 3 fixes 120Hz display, other patches on Flip 3

Samsung’s Android 12 update delivers quite a few cosmetic and functional changes, and the rollout is picking up steam in terms of its rollout with the S21 series seeing a wide release just yesterday. Now, Samsung is rolling out an update to the Android 12 beta on its Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 that, among other things, fixes the 120Hz display.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories November 1

With Android 12 having been launched on Pixels, Samsung seems to be coming up quick with its own update to the latest platform revision. After closing its beta program for the Galaxy S21 last week, Samsung has now launched the Android 12 beta for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in the US.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories October 29

Samsung launches Android 12 Beta for Galaxy Z Fold 3, Flip 3 starting in Korea and India [U]

Work on Android 12 for Samsung Galaxy smartphones is moving at a shockingly quick pace, with the company this week releasing a third beta update with bug fixes and more. Now, Samsung is preparing to add its foldables, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3, to the Android 12 beta program.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories October 27

Android 12L is an expansion focused on foldables and other large-screen devices with plenty of exciting new designs and features to go with that. During its launch, Google confirmed that Android 12L’s features would be coming to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the not-too-distant future.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories October 25

One of the areas in which many Android devices fall behind Apple is the lack of easy access to repairs, but that’s something Samsung is actively working to change. This week, Samsung has announced a partnership with Best Buy that will bring smartphone repairs even for foldables to US Best Buy locations.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories October 15

Samsung is now at its third generation of flagship foldables, and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the pinnacle of its achievements to date. Between better, more durable hardware, evolving foldable technology, and prices that keep inching their way down to sanity, the Fold 3 is a showcase for refinement in this field. But is it ready for the average customer?

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories October 14

‘Galaxy W22’ is a special Galaxy Z Fold 3 for China that costs over $2,600

Samsung’s flagship foldable is not a cheap device, but as prices have inched down each year, it’s become just a bit more viable for more people. In China, though, Samsung is selling a special version of the Fold 3 called the “Galaxy W22,” which comes with a much higher price tag.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories October 12

Samsung shows off how it tests durability of Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 [Video]

Foldable smartphones are often thought of as fragile compared to traditional devices, but Samsung has done quite a bit of work over the past couple of years to change that. In a video, the company is showing off how it tests the durability of its Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories October 1

Galaxy Z Fold 3, Flip 3 reportedly passing 1 million units sold in South Korea alone

Foldables are still in relatively early days, but it’s hard to deny that Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are very much in the mainstream consciousness. As it turns out, that’s definitely translating to sales, as the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3, combined, are about to pass 1 million units sold in Samsung’s home country.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories August 31

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3, Flip 3 get a battery health toggle that limits charging to 85%

Samsung’s new foldable phones are picking up an option to extend battery health. On both the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3, a new toggle allows users to put a hard limit on charging.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories August 30

The first generation of foldable smartphones was infamous for durability problems, with the original Galaxy Fold being pulled before launch and redesigned due to some severe problems. A few years later, though, Samsung has come a remarkable way, even offering water resistance in new models. Now, a durability test is pushing the Galaxy Z Fold 3 to its limits, and it’s holding up well.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories August 29

Samsung has forgone the Galaxy Note series this year in favor of its foldables, specifically the Galaxy Z Fold 3. While there are arguments in either direction for why that’s a good thing or why it’s a bad thing, there’s one point I can say for certain — Samsung’s S Pen case for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a sad replacement for the Note’s legacy.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories August 27

Samsung ends pre-order offers for Galaxy Z Fold 3, Flip 3, but you can still get a good deal

As of today, Samsung’s new foldables and smartwatches are officially available to customers. That means that Samsung has ended its pretty killer pre-order promos for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3, but it doesn’t mean the company is done offering deals.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories August 25

Samsung delays some foldable, Galaxy Watch 4 pre-orders amid sudden popularity

After a few years of effort, Samsung’s foldable lineup is finally seeing popularity with pre-orders apparently far surpassing what most people expected. Now, it seems that the sudden popularity has Samsung looking at potential delays for its foldable phones and its new smartwatch.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories August 24

Early adopters of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 have found that Samsung is intentionally disabling the foldable phone’s cameras when the bootloader is unlocked.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories August 23

Foldable smartphones seem to be hitting their stride with the third generation, and Samsung is reaping the rewards. New pre-order data out of Korea claims that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are not just the most popular foldables yet, but also Samsung’s best-selling devices in almost two years.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories August 20

Samsung’s foldable smartphones are all about their bigger, folding displays. With an entry cost that getting lower each year, these devices are getting more and more compelling. However, it’s worth noting that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 still cost quite a bit to repair.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories August 16

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a lot of display to power on a battery that’s roughly the same size as what you’d find on a regular phone with half the footprint, so it’s a form factor that will take any favors it can get. This week, Samsung is detailing its efforts to build a more efficient panel with new “Eco OLED” technology that debuts in the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories August 12

Connectivity is upgraded on Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 thanks to full 5G support with optimization for mmWave connections, but there are some downsides, too. When it comes to the SIM, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 buyers in the US will be locked to just one card at a time, and when it comes to mobile payments, MST is unfortunately nowhere to be found.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories August 11

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 makes a lot of physical improvements over its predecessor despite, on the whole, being a relatively minor upgrade. However, it also makes some tweaks to the software with the Fold 3 to show the tablet version of more Android apps.

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Hole punch cameras seemed to be the compromise when it comes to bezels and selfie cameras, but under-display technology is advancing to replace it. Samsung just launched its first under-display camera on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and, despite the massive price tag, it’s just plain awful.

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Where to pre-order the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 in the US

Samsung had a strong showing this week at its Galaxy Unpacked event, showcasing their latest foldable phones alongside a pair of Wear OS-based smartwatches. Here are the many ways to pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, as well as the best deals for each of them.

Samsung may want you to think that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a huge leap over the previous generation, but the brutal truth is that it’s a fine upgrade, but not the biggest we’ve seen.

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Foldable smartphones are no longer a brand-new technology, but they’re still working to be as good as a traditional form factor. Today, Samsung is taking its biggest leap yet toward a durable foldable with the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Here’s what you need to know.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories August 9

We’re just a couple of days away from Samsung’s big Unpacked event, where we’ll see the debut of some new devices, including a duo of foldables. We’ve already seen a lot of what these devices will bring to the table in past leaks, but now, yet another batch of leaks shows a key feature of the Galaxy Z Fold 3: its under-display camera.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories July 26

Ahead of its August 11 Unpacked event, Samsung is teasing its next collection of products in an official blog post that confirms the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will get an S Pen and more.

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Foldables are not cheap phones, but the addition of water resistance and S Pen support eliminate some big reasons why many may have skipped them over the past two years. Apparently, Samsung thinks that many more people are looking to buy in on its Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, and interests Google Trends seem to agree.

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It’s been rumored for quite some time that Samsung managed to get the S Pen working for its next generation of foldables, but the bigger question was how that stylus would be held. As leaks continue, another new one is showing off an official Galaxy Z Fold 3 case with an S Pen slot as renders of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 hit the web.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories July 21

When we reviewed the Galaxy Z Fold 2 last year, we were mostly impressed with what Samsung had to offer, but there were clear roadblocks to mass adoption. One of those issues was water resistance as the Fold 2 quite simply had none. Apparently, Samsung has solved that problem on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, managing to offer IPX8 water resistance on both devices, according to a reliable source.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories July 20

After a ton of leaks and rumors, Samsung has just confirmed that it will host a virtual event to launch its next collection of Galaxy devices, with the upcoming Unpacked event set to take place on August 11.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories July 19

Samsung to launch Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Watch 4, more on August 11, website confirms [U]

Samsung has a big lineup coming this summer with multiple foldables, watches, and earbuds set to make their debut. Now, a report out of Korea claims that the next Samsung Unpacked event will take place on the date of August 11, 2021.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories July 13

We’re about a month out from Samsung’s Unpacked event, but the leaks aren’t stopping. This week, an official video posted by Samsung itself has had both the Wear OS-powered Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 make a probably unintended cameo in a new video.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories July 12

Samsung ‘S Pen Pro’ arrives at FCC, confirming Galaxy Z Fold 3 compatibility

First announced earlier this year, Samsung’s S Pen Pro has finally received approval from the FCC, confirming that the stylus will be fully compatible with the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

We’ve already seen quite a few big leaks of Samsung’s upcoming devices, but over the weekend the single biggest leak to date hit the web, as Evan Blass posted 360-degree animations that show the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Flip 3, Buds 2, and Watch 4 from all angles as some devices had some key specs surface.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories June 30

A set of leaked renders reveal Samsung’s next foldable, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, in three different colors, including a pearlescent silver.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories June 24

A new press render of the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 have been shared online giving us a glimpse of the latter devices updated design and familiar look of the market leading foldable.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories June 7

Price is the biggest barrier for foldable smartphones, but with its third-generation incoming, it seems Samsung is working out the right formula. According to new reports, price cuts are in order for Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and most importantly, the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories June 1

Samsung reportedly starts mass production of Galaxy Z Fold 3

With the company aiming for an August launch, Samsung has reportedly started the mass production of its next-generation, high-end foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories May 21

Samsung reportedly hopes to sell around 6 million Galaxy Z Fold 3, Flip 3 devices

Foldables are clearly a big priority for Samsung despite the high costs and compromises, resulting in comparatively small sales numbers. According to a new report, though, Samsung has big plans in 2021 to boost sales numbers for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and foldables as a whole.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories May 10

While Samsung’s 2021 roadmap lacks a Note, it will still see the launch of at least three important devices. According to a new report, Samsung is aiming for an August launch event for its Galaxy S21 FE, Z Fold 3, and Z Flip 3, giving all three devices an earlier release date than their predecessors.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories May 7

According to a new report from The Elec, Samsung is preparing to make a shift in what powers its next generation of foldables. Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are expected to utilize battery tech from ATL, a method of cutting down costs on the new foldables.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories May 3

In lieu of a Galaxy Note release this year, Samsung’s Summer “Unpacked” event will see the debut of two new foldable smartphones. Now, we might be getting a first look at the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 design.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories April 19

Samsung’s next foldables will reportedly carry water resistance worthy of an IP rating

Before the year is out, Samsung is expected to debut two more new foldable smartphones with sequels to the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. According to a new rumor, Samsung will be adding an official IP rating for water resistance to its Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 2.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories April 15

One of the devices we’re most excited for this year is the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the company’s first foldable that’s likely to include support for the iconic S Pen. Interestingly, though, the phone may not include a silo to store the S Pen when it’s not in use.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Stories April 13

Report: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be a bit smaller than Fold 2, battery downgrade too

Rumors and reports about Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 have been floating around a lot this year, painting a mixed picture about what to expect. A recent report from The Elec, though, strongly hints that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be a bit smaller while also having a smaller battery.

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