1. Blues Fan's Avatar
    https://www.phonearena.com/news/sams...specs_id137102

    Confirmed via FCC certification! I hope it's a thicker Spen like our S21 Ultra has. Makes it easier to grip. Basically the Note has lived!

    I was VERY tempted to order a Z Fold 3 on Amazon today because they have it for $1,349 now today only but with the S22 Ultra just two months away I think I'll wait on this.

    Should I wait for the S22U that will have a better camera, built in Spen, larger main screen and newer processor?
    DARK Vader777 likes this.
    12-14-2021 01:51 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That's a good question. I wonder if the Z Fold 3 will drop in price even more once the S22 is released.

    I've moved your thread to the Rumoured Devices Lounge, since the S22 is still in the works but hasn't been released yet.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    12-14-2021 02:27 PM
  3. Blues Fan's Avatar
    That's a good question. I wonder if the Z Fold 3 will drop in price even more once the S22 is released.

    I've moved your thread to the Rumoured Devices Lounge, since the S22 is still in the works but hasn't been released yet.
    I would think so. Amazin has the unlocked version today only for $1,349. Before that it was $1,499. I'm shocked Samsung.com hasn't lowered their price. Amazon almost always has a lower price on phones than Samsung for the unlocked AND they usually always have them in stock too. Also, Amazon pre order has good deals too usually. If you're not trading in a device you're better going via Amazon. Also, Amazon easier to return if it's defective than dealing with Samsung customer support.
    12-14-2021 02:55 PM
  4. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    But will it have an SD card slot?
    12-14-2021 03:48 PM
  5. Blues Fan's Avatar
    But will it have an SD card slot?
    I doubt it. I think SD slots are a thing of the past on most phones now.

    So, should I buy a fold 3 or wait until Feb for the Ultra? You know I'll want the Ultra when it has built in Spen, a superior camera and newer processor.
    12-14-2021 04:25 PM
  6. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    That's a good question. I wonder if the Z Fold 3 will drop in price even more once the S22 is released.

    I've moved your thread to the Rumoured Devices Lounge, since the S22 is still in the works but hasn't been released yet.
    Fold 3 is $999 for unlocked 256 at best buy, $100 more for the 512
    12-14-2021 06:57 PM
  7. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Fold 3 is $999 for unlocked 256 at best buy, $100 more for the 512
    But is it worth even buying now knowing that in 2 months we will have the S22/Note with built in Spen, better cameras, bigger battery.
    12-14-2021 07:14 PM
  8. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    But is it worth even buying now knowing that in 2 months we will have the S22/Note with built in Spen, better cameras, bigger battery.
    You don't buy a fold for those reasons. People really need to stop comparing the fold to the S22 line, they aren't the same phone.

    The battery life is fine on the fold, any power user will have to charge during the day with any of the phones, the rear camera takes fine pictures, it's proven in the post showing the secret great fold 3 pictures. The Spen silo, yes it's nice, but I like the bigger Spen with the bigger screen, so for me I'm ok with this. I use the Spen on the fold 3 more then I've used it combined with every note phone I've owned since the note 3.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-14-2021 07:20 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I agree Fold devices are different experience from what's out there.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-14-2021 08:23 PM
  10. sulla1965's Avatar
    The only reason to get a z flip, is if you like how compact it is when folder shut. Being able to have a 6.7 inch screen that folds into such a compact size. The only real reason to get the fold is if you like having a phone that turns into tablet. So yeah as mentioned, its a different kettle of fish. Most people it seems are still quite happy with the traditional brick or candy bar design. Until that changes, foldable phones will be a "niche" product IMO
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-17-2021 10:59 AM
  11. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    The only reason to get a z flip, is if you like how compact it is when folder shut. Being able to have a 6.7 inch screen that folds into such a compact size. The only real reason to get the fold is if you like having a phone that turns into tablet. So yeah as mentioned, its a different kettle of fish. Most people it seems are still quite happy with the traditional brick or candy bar design. Until that changes, foldable phones will be a "niche" product IMO
    Until the price comes down more. Right now the folding phones are higher priced. Those aren't the only reasons to get either of those phones. It's a main reason, but not only. Under screen camera is a big reason for me, the main reason I got the fold 3 from fold 2. Bigger screens, only real way to get that now is thru folding phones. The other phones are at their Max sizes, and for some like me to big. So that's another reason. I can one hand use the fold 3 when closed for on the go usage, the note not so easy to one hand it in certain situations. When I want to use 2 hands I now can open screen and have a nice big screen.

    The price comes down, and it will, the folding phones will grow as long as the folding technology proves itself durable. The note was on this same road when it was released. Samsung knows what they are doing. Wait till apple releases their folding phone, they will blow up in popularity. When the competition comes, the pricing will drop.

    And here's competition. Not available here, but it's evidence that competition is coming which is good.

    12-18-2021 05:10 AM
  12. Orion78's Avatar
    The Ultra will definitely be replacing my Note 10+....don't care what it's called. It has an Spen, I'm good. I'm not into foldables just yet.
    12-19-2021 03:38 PM
  13. bembol's Avatar
    I can understand flagships eliminating microSD slots but hopefully they keep this option on MIDRANGE phones like my old Samsung Galaxy A52 5G.
    01-06-2022 11:56 AM
  14. sulla1965's Avatar
    Even though I don't really use the S pen. I do like the idea of a stylus. I know Moto makes one. But I don't trust Moto's track record with updates. So I've stayed away.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-21-2022 09:28 PM
  15. eshropshire's Avatar
    That's a good question. I wonder if the Z Fold 3 will drop in price even more once the S22 is released.

    I've moved your thread to the Rumoured Devices Lounge, since the S22 is still in the works but hasn't been released yet.
    I bought my unlocked 512GB Fold 3 from Best Buy last month for $1099 plus free earbuds (still sitting in the case) and also traded in my 3 year old phone to get the Fold final price at a little over $800. If I sell ear buds for $75-100 I would have paid in the low $700s.

    I love Note phones have had them for years, but love the Fold and sPen. The bigger sPen is great! I have not used my Note tablet since the Fold arrived. Plus pretty tired of glass slabs.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-24-2022 08:48 PM

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