RIP Flip? More AC readers say they'll skip Samsung's newest foldables
What you need to know
- Over the weekend, we polled AC readers to see if the Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Z Flip 3 announcement (re)ignited their interest in foldables.
- The majority of respondents said they would stick with more traditional form factors.
- Even though more people said they weren't interested in foldables than those who were curious about one or the other device, the answers were actually quite close.
The big buzz over the past week has been about the newest upgrades to Samsung's smartphone lineup — specifically, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Reviews of both devices are still forthcoming, but the tech world is already fawning over the upgrades, iterations, and enhancements that make each the class of the premium Android phone space.
Nearly 39% of poll respondents said they'd prefer to stay with more conventional form factors (even like the Galaxy Note series). However, when you combine the responses of those who said they were thinking about picking up a Galaxy Z Fold 3 (37%) and a Galaxy Z Flip 3 (25%), there were technically more respondents who were interested in a foldable phone, which is quite interesting and bodes well for the success of this third generation of innovative Samsung smartphones.
Here's a sample of what some of our readers had to say about their choices:
I am tech addicted and swap flagships about every 6 months, going back and forth between iOS and Android. Foldables are a nope for me. Hate the creases and the screwy aspect ratios of the displays.I am tech addicted and swap flagships about every 6 months, going back and forth between iOS and Android. Foldables are a nope for me. Hate the creases and the screwy aspect ratios of the displays.— Cory Z (@2muchcoffee4me) August 14, 2021August 14, 2021
Z Flip seems OK, but generally I don't see me getting a foldable phone in near future...unless I get it for free.Z Flip seems OK, but generally I don't see me getting a foldable phone in near future...unless I get it for free.— Zdravko Skeledzic (@ZSkeledzic) August 15, 2021August 15, 2021
Our poll is closed, but we still want to hear from you in the comments or on social media. Do these phones make you want a foldable now?
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Ife would like the Z Flip 3 but she can't justify the price.
The large screen is a priority for me but also has to be pocketable and durable. Camera specs are not that important for me.
With Samsung's Trade-in offer, $100 discount for the 512GB, $100 instant discount, $100 accessory coupon, one free year of Samsung Care, plus some Samsung points, it was too good a deal to pass up for me and I ordered the Fold 3.