Samsung launched its latest premium foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, at its 11 August Galaxy Unpacked event.
Both the Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 are available to buy right now, following their 27 August release. You can find excellent offers from retailers and networks too, such as Very, which is bundling the Flip 3, Galaxy Buds 2, and 4G Watch 4 (44mm) for £20 less than buying separately! View Very's offer here.
While the top-end Galaxy Z Fold 3 boasts a starting price that exceeds £1,500, the smaller Z Flip 3 starts at just under £1,000. The Flip 3 doesn't support S Pen, but it still offers some of the Fold's strongest specs such as a Snapdragon 888 chipset and 120Hz display.
Similar to the Fold 3, the Z Flip 3 also offers a dual-screen 'Flex Mode' for multitasking. You can, for instance, use the top half of the screen for video calls while preserving the bottom half for brightness and volume controls.
The Z Flip 3 works seamlessly with the new Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic too (here's where to buy those) – Samsung's latest wearables that launched with the Galaxy Buds 2 alongside the foldable phones. Flip 3 owners can coordinate the Cover Screen wallpaper with the Watch 4, bringing to the fore the One UI Watch features Samsung previewed at its MWC 2021 event in June.
Here we're focusing on where to buy the Galaxy Z Flip 3 including details on pricing, retailers, and tempting deals. If you want to dive into all the nitty-gritty technical details of the Flip 3 including camera, display and specs see this handy article.
We've also separately covered where to buy the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 deals - Free Galaxy Note Pack, Samsung Boost & Samsung Care+
Those that order directly from Samsung can look forward to a few additional perks when compared to most retailers. First, UK customers can get a free Galaxy Note Pack (worth £79.99) which includes a Flip Case, S Pen, and 25W Fast Charger until 31 December 2021. Customers can also access Samsung Boost for free, a collection of premium apps worth over £250. Just be sure to claim within 30 days of purchase.
While not quite as exciting, those in the US can get access to a free silicone case worth $39.99 when ordering directly from Samsung.
UK and US customers also get a year of Samsung Care+ with Z Flip 3 orders. Care+ is Samsung's premium device protection service that covers water and accidental damage as well as back cover and replacements.
The pre-orders (or pre-reserve) process varies slightly in India where the Z Flip 3 is available to pre-order until 9 September. Indian customers can pre-pay ₹2000 towards a 'Next Galaxy VIP Pass' which includes a free Galaxy SmartTag. Samsung will then email instructions on how to pay off the rest of the phone as well as additional pre-order offers.
How much does the Galaxy Z Flip 3 cost (in UK/US/India)?
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 starts at £949/US$999/₹84,999 for 8GB RAM/128GB storage, though for £50/$50 more you can pick up 8GB RAM/256GB storage (£999/US$1049/₹88,999).
The phones are available in Cream, Lavender, Green, and Phantom Black, though exclusive Grey, White, and Light Pink options are available online only at the Samsung Store, and they'll take a little longer to arrive too.
Where to buy the Galaxy Z Flip 3 SIM-free
- Carphone Warehouse
- John Lewis
- Very - £20 off bundle with Buds 2 and Watch 4 (44mm, 4G)
Where to buy the Galaxy Z Flip 3 on contract
UK networks & retailers
- Affordable Mobiles - competitive data plans from O2, Three and Vodafone
- Carphone Warehouse
- EE - plans include Netflix for free
- Mobile Phones Direct
- O2 - Free Disney+ for 6 months or 12 months of another streaming service
- Sky - Up to £250 with trade-in
- Three - 50% off first 6 months
- Virgin - 6 months of Google One
- Vodafone - Up to £504 with trade-in. Customisable plans with options to add Spotify, Amazon Prime, or other streaming services
Three is offering both the Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3. Prices for the 128GB option start at £49 upfront and £64 per month for unlimited data. Customers can also get 50% off the monthly rate for the first 6 months, which reduces the rate to £32 per month.
UK networks & retailers
- AT&T - Up to $1000 off with trade-in
- T-Mobile - Buy one get one free on eligible plans with trade-in
- US Cellular
If you missed the Galaxy Unpacked event, here's how to watch it again.