Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Philippines Price, Specs, Smart Signature 5G Postpaid Plan Bundles and Freebies

Let's face it. The smartphone market has already become so saturated with smartphones that all look almost the same and with nearly identical features.

I don't think you'd have to be a tech blogger to notice that even the gap between flagship smartphones and midrange handsets has become slimmer than ever.

With the democratization of mobile technology and the fierce competition among tech brands these days, the world has become inundated with millions of easily accessible and borderline boring smartphones with the usual form factor.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Philippines

I guess that's why I'm happy that the world's top smartphone maker, Samsung, is doing its best to come up with devices that have exciting new features compared to the usual.

Although the flip form factor for phones is not particularly new as it has been done before by Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung itself, it's nice to see the Korean Giant continuing to bring it to the modern-day smartphone category.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Philippines

The all-new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is the updated version of the Galaxy Z Flip from 2020.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Philippines

Like its predecessor, this year's Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G also has the same folding slate form factor that's reminiscent of a clamshell or a lady's compact pressed powder. The key enhancements that the new release offers include the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, a secondary screen on the cover, and 5G connectivity support. Oh, and also, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is now IPX8 Water Resistant unlike the 2020 model.

As of writing, Samsung is the only major smartphone maker that has come up and released a full-fledged Android smartphone with this fresh design language.

Unfolded, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G features a 6.7-inch Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X with a small punch hole housing a 10 MegaPixel selfie camera that can also shoot 4K videos. Folded, the handset has a smaller 1.9-inch 260 x 512 pixels Super AMOLED screen that shows the time and can also be used as a viewfinder when shooting photos, vlogs, and videos using the Dual Rear camera module, which consists of a 10 MegaPixel f/1.8 main camera and a 10MP Ultra-Wide shooter -- both of which can record videos up to 4K 60fps or FullHD 240fps.

As a new vlogger and Youtube content creator, I particularly like the small display on the cover since it can turn this smartphone into a small, handy, and powerful vlogging camera, especially for talking head shots.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Philippines

In the Philippines, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is available in four elegant colors, namely, Lavender, Cream, Green, and Phantom Black.

Under the hood, the handset runs its One UI 3.1.1 customized Android 11 operating system with a 5nm 2.84GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G processor and has 8GB of RAM for multitasking. As for the non-expandable internal storage, there are two variants available: One with 128GB - selling for PHP 52,990 - and the other with 256GB, donning a retail price tag of PHP 56,990.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Philippines

Smart Signature 5G Postpaid Bundles for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G

Delivering the fastest 5G speeds in the Philippines, Smart Communications offers as much as PHP 9,600 savings for subscribers who will pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (128 GB) for a special price of PHP 2,699 per month with PHP 7,100 one-time cash-out, or get the or the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (256 GB) for only PHP 3,599 per month with PHP 15,110 one-time cash-out.

This bundle is inclusive of Smart Signature 5G Plan L with 30 GB monthly data allocation, Unli AllNet Calls and Texts, and 150 mins of calls to PLDT, giving subscribers all they need to make the most of this stellar foldable smartphone.

Aside from getting freebies worth PHP 9,600 (including the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Case with Ring as well as Samsung Care+), renewing Smart Postpaid subscribers can also enjoy discounted prices.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Philippines

Is the Samsung Galazy Z Flip3 5G the right flagship smartphone for you?

Frankly, in terms of imaging capabilities, battery size, and charging speed, the Galaxy Z Flip3 is inferior to the more affordable Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and the more expensive Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G. Those Galaxy S models have more cameras at the back as well as higher capacity battery packs that support faster charging. So if those features are very important to you, you might want to look at those Galaxy S smartphones released a bit earlier this year.

I think the area where the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G outshines the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note Series is in terms of novelty of form factor. The folding smartphone design is simply cool and is very different from the regular or what we usually see. Also, it makes the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G more compact and easier to keep in the purse or pocket. I guess if you want a new handset that turns heads and piques the interest of people around you, then go ahead and take your chance on this new release. The pre-order period here in the Philippines started on August 19, 2021 and will run until September 12, 2021

Oh, and lest I forget: Hotshot Korean boyband BTS also promotes or endorses the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. I know that's rather important to many consumers these days so I'm glad I remembered it.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Specs
166 x 72.2 x 6.9 mm - Unfolded
86.4 x 72.2 x 15.9-17.1 mm - Folded
183 grams
IPX8 Water-Resistant
6.7 inches, FullHD+, 1080 x 2640 pixels, Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 
120Hz Refresh Rate
1200 Nits Brightness
Cover Display - 1.9 inches, 260 x 512 pixels, Super AMOLED
Dual Rear Camera Module:
12 MegaPixels, f/1.8 Aperture, 27mm, 1/2.55" Sensor, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MegaPixels, f/2.2, Ultra-Wide 123˚, 1.12µm
Front-Facing Camera:
10 MegaPixels, f/2.4, 26mm, 1.22µm
Video Recorder:
Back (Cover) - 4K 30/60fps, 1080p 60/240fps, 720p 960fps, HDR10+ 
Front - 4K 30fps
One UI 3.1.1
Android 11 Operating System
5nm 2.84GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G
no microSD Card Slot
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Bluetooth 5.1
no Audio Jack
Side-Mounted Fingerprint Scanner
Facial Recognition
15W Wired Charging
10W Wireless Charging
4.5W Reverse Wireless Charging
USB Type C 3.1 Charging Port
USB On-The-Go
3,330 mAh Li-Po Battery Pack
Metal and Glass Enclosure
Lavender, Cream, Green, Phantom Black

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Price in the Philippines
Official SRP:
8GB RAM + 128GB ROM = PHP 52,990
8GB RAM + 256GB ROM = PHP 56,990
Pre-Order Period - August 19 to September 12, 2021

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