Samsung first debuted their foldable phones back in 2013; after three
generations, the latest of this design is the Flip 3, which went on sale on August
27th. Once considered a gimmicky device with an unusual look but impractical
implications, the Korean company have been working hard to bring the foldable
concept into the mainstream – and this time they may have cracked it.
The concept is simple; create a premium smartphone which can pack the same functionality into a smaller, compact form which is still convenient and easy to use. Samsung’s mission with the Z Flip 3 is to accomplish all this, and offer it affordably, while retaining all that is expected at the flagship-level. So, let’s explore the device and see how it lives up.
The device has retained the same classic clamshell design seen in the original Z Flip, its predecessor. This type of design cuts down the size of the device by half, compared with traditional handsets, according to...