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Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 announcement

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ocnbrze, Jul 28, 2021.

  1. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
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    hey guys....anybody excited for the upcoming event? i'm really curious to see if i should either wait for the next Note to come out in 2022 or see what the Fold 3 will have to offer.

    if you did not know the event will happen on Aug 11th....not sure on the time though.
    https://www.samsung.com/us/smartphones/the-next-galaxy/reserve/

    i want to reserve one, but i;m not so sure if samsung's incentives are worth it or not. in case you did not click on the above link here is what they are offering for reserves right now:
    • Highest online instant trade-in values. Reserve for up to an extra $100 trade-in credit.
    • Your first 12 months of Samsung Care+ included (up to a $155 value)
    • An extra, special offer towards Galaxy products during pre-order.

    my phone is paid off so not sure if i want to trade it in or not. plus the back is cracked as well. i also might keep it and use it as my work phone. my boss said that he will pay for the bill which means that i might get the Fold as my personal phone and just get a different phone number for it.

    any ways anybody excited for the Fold 3?
     


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  2. olbriar

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    I'm not tired of my current phone but I'm always excited to see the latest and greatest.
     
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  3. ocnbrze

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    i'm not tired of my phone either, but i have always found these phones intriguing. and they just keep getting better. they are claiming that this phone will be water resistant but not dust proof. i really hope that they will add s-pen support. if they do, that might just sway me over.
     
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  4. mikedt

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    Meh!! I don't need a folding screen phone, whether it be Samsung, or Xiaomi, etc.

    More than happy with my Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
     
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  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    $1900 for a phone?
    I'll stick with my $200 Motorola and save my cash.
     
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  6. ocnbrze

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    That's the other thing rumors are saying. It's been rumored (or a wish) that the price will drop as well. Some say it won't be more then $1500 for it. For me if I do get it, I'll will finance it.

    edit: i decided to buy it out right. maid sense, since my boss offered to for the phone bill..
     
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  7. kate

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    :thumbsupdroid: :thumbsupdroid:

    The Galaxy Fold, new Moto RAZR, and others are cool technology but even if the Fold 3 is reduced to $1,500 that's just too much for a phone.
     
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  8. ocnbrze

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    Well my note 10+5G cost $1300 at the time. So a phone that can fold for a few extra $200 might be worth it, depending on what they have to offer for me. Plus it's not just a phone anymore it will be a true tablet as well.
     
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  9. EddieCaput

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    Wow, nice! I hope it will be a good replacement for my old samsung
     
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  10. The_Chief

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    I'm still rockin' Jeanette (Galaxy Note 10+) and she's starting to act up & show her age... so I await August 11th with keen interest. From what I'm reading, the Fold 3 could be the most revolutionary device since the Note. That big screen is just begging for S Pen support: and while the S Pen Pro isn't something that can be nested inside the Fold 3, it'll make a fine accessory.

    There are also rumors that the S Pen Pro will be included with Fold 3 pre-orders; while the Galaxy Buds 2 will be bundled with the Flip 3. I'm stoked and my calendar is cleared off on the 11th from 10:45 AM EDT to about 12:45 PM!
     
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  11. ocnbrze

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    yeah the only thing is i hear that the camera is not getting an upgrade. from what i have read is that it will most likely be the same camera from the fold 2. but other than that the s-pen would be incredible. they are saying that this s-pen will only work on the fold 3 though. they have modified the tip to be able to work on the fold 3 only due to the special screen the fold 3 uses.
     
  12. The_Chief

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    The S Pen Pro actually has a list of devices with which it will work... including most of the recent S & Note models. But no other S Pen can be used on the Fold 3 for the very reason you mentioned: that special ultra-thin glass.
     
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  13. ocnbrze

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    @The_Chief are you going to pre-order with samsung? i'm debating this.but a year of free insurance sounds pretty nice to me, plus you get free samsung buds to go with it. i'm consideing it, but not sure just yet. i wish i knew what deals verizon or best buy will do for the launch.
     
  14. The_Chief

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    @ocnbrze I have already reserved a spot... and IF I decide I really like the Fold 3's features, I'll pre-order it. Just like last year's disastrous Note 20 Ultra, however, I'll return that thing (plus any premiums) if it fails to live up to expectations. I've learnt my lesson, though, about carrier-branded phones... never again. Trying to return a defective phone to Verizon is like pushing a rope. You can do it, but it's time-consuming and aggravating.

    Nor will I trade anything in with Samsung. They are notorious for finding some microscopic fault, giving them the excuse to deny the trade and keep the device (see trade-in terms & conditions). I'll sell my phone on Swappa or eBay.
     
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  15. olbriar

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    I had good luck trading in my Note 10+. Perhaps it was the luck of the draw. I well understand the once burnt twice shy attitude.
     
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  16. The_Chief

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    I notice that ebay and other places have the Z Fold 3 cases available for pre-order... we'll see what the fuss is all about Wednesday! :)
     
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  17. ocnbrze

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  19. ocnbrze

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    so did anybody watch the event?

    very interesting. the s-pen tech i found fascinating. the z flip3 looks interesting but i really like how the fold 3 looks. they did not go into all of the available options for the phone, however. like is there a 5G option which i'm sure there is. are there different sizes available as far as storage? or is it just one phone model and that is it.

    i just peaked at BestBuy and they have a pretty sweet deal where the phone as seen at the event to be $1799. however BestBuy is offereing $1499 with activation on the 256g unlocked phone:
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsun...nlocked-phantom-green/6466001.p?skuId=6466001

    and the 516g unlocked phone at $1599 normally $1899: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsun...nlocked-phantom-black/6466009.p?skuId=6466009
     
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  20. olbriar

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    I did not watch. Last thing I need is to get excited about a new phone. The pricing alone is beyond my interest zone. I get it though... always love new tech and having the latest and greatest. If you become a consumer, you have to tease us all up with the shock and awe.
     
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  21. The_Chief

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    Not only did I watch Unpacked, I pre-ordered the Fold 3 and the S Pen Pro was free!

    It was weird because with my military discount the Fold 3 with 256GB storage is $1664... the one with 512GB storage is $1657! Well okay then... since it doesn't have a microSD slot, I'll need that storage.

    I was hoping to get the flip case but no one could tell me if I can get it without the S Pen Fold Edition, which I don't need. Ah well, I have until the end of August to figure that and the holster...
     
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  22. ocnbrze

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    Where did you pre-order it from?
     
  23. The_Chief

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    The Samsung website. I refuse to ever buy from Best Buy because of their pathetic 15-day return window. That's way not enough time.
     
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  24. The_Chief

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    Looking at Marquis Brownlee's hands-on review of the Z Fold 3, I was astonished by how HUGE the S Pen Pro is! There's no way it will fit into any case... and since I'm not one given to S Pen envy, I canceled my original order and re-ordered the phone with the S Pen Fold Edition flip case. For as seldom as I would use the whiz-bang features of the S Pen Pro, I'd sooner have the convenience of a foldable case with the S Pen in it.
     
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G release date was 27 August. Features and Specs include a 7.6" inch screen, 12MP camera, 12GB RAM, Snapdragon 888 5G processor, and 4400mAh battery.

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