Can Samsung make folding phones mainstream with its new Z Flip3?

Device features tougher casing, improved waterproof rating and larger cover screen

 The  Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G smartphone comes in a number of colours. Photograph: Samsung Electronics/AFP via Getty Images

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G smartphone comes in a number of colours. Photograph: Samsung Electronics/AFP via Getty Images

 

Samsung Z Flip3 
From €1,099

Say hello to Samsung’s newest folding phone, the Z Flip3. Tougher than before, with a new IPX8 waterproof rating and “armour aluminium” casing, the new Flip is aimed at those who want to jump on the folding phone bandwagon but aren’t quite ready to deal with the Fold3.

The cover screen is four times bigger than the original, so it’s actually more useful, and the protective film on the main screen is designed to give you a bit of extra security without compromising on the screen’s reactiveness.

The new Flip is available in seven colours officially, but only cream, green, black and lavender are available for preorder on Samsung’s site.

Could this be the Flip that pushes foldable phones into the mainstream?