Poll: Would you buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 at $999? Yes, no, maybe...
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UPDATE: The poll results can be summarized using the opening song from the popular sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. "Yes, no, maybe, I don't know, can you repeat the question?" I guess things would become much clearer once our reviews go live (stay tuned, they're on their way). Meanwhile, there are some good trade-in options already available (for those of you waiting to trade-in your old phone).
Samsung made headlines with the official announcement of its latest foldable phones - the Galaxy Z Flip 3, and the Galaxy Z Fold 3. It seems that opinions are pretty polarized, and people either love these new phones or hate them with a passion.
Following their limited hands-on time with both models, my colleagues expressed a cautious positivity toward these next-gen foldable devices. It’s really hard to draw any hard conclusions without rigorously testing them first, though.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 sports some pretty decent specs, including a 6.7-inch 120Hz flexible display, water resistance (for the first time in a foldable phone), the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset, 8GB of RAM, cool colors, and more.
You can pre-order the Galaxy Z Flip 3 here:
The most interesting feature of this foldable, though, is its price. Samsung has somehow managed to lower the price compared to the original Z Flip by a whopping 30%! The Galaxy Z Flip 3 starts at $999, which is exactly the starting price of an iPhone 12 Pro or a Galaxy S21+, and actually cheaper than other non-folding flagships such as the Xperia 1 III.
I’m not sure what the margins are on this model, and whether Samsung is selling at a loss but this could prove to be a turning point for foldable phones. So, this begs the question - would you buy the Galaxy Z Flip 3 at its current price?
I want to share my thoughts on this without trying to bias you. I like the idea of a compact folding phone, I really do! But that crease is bothering me, and triggering my OCD, and I always feel kinda nervous around a flexible display (checking if my nails are properly trimmed, feather-touching the screen).
On the other hand, I’d rather buy the Galaxy Z Flip 3 than the Sony Xperia 1 III and this is coming from a Sony fan! Vote in our poll and provide us with your clever thoughts in the comments below. Is the foldable revolution finally happening?
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