The Galaxy Z Fold 3, now with S-Pen support. [credit:
First up is the Z Fold 3, Samsung’s flagship foldable. The Z Fold 3 is a phone that opens up into a tablet, featuring a 7.6-inch, 2208×1768 flexible OLED display on the inside and a 6.2-inch, 2260×832 OLED display on the outside. The Fold is getting a few big changes this year. First, both screens are 120 Hz. The Fold 2 was 120 Hz on the inside and 60 Hz outside, so the update provides a nice bit of consistency.
The device sports Samsung’s foldable “Ultra-thin glass” as a display cover, and there’s a layer of protective plastic over top of that. On previous models, the top, plastic display surface was subject to scratches and wasn’t as friction-free as a real, glass smartphone, but the internal layer of ultra-thin glass provides some much-needed rigidity to the plastic display surface. Samsung says it has improved the plastic display cover, which is “80% more durable” than previous plastic covers.