Does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 have 5G? Yes, and here are the supported network bands!

Does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 have 5G? Yes, and here are the supported network bands!

Samsung has just launched its latest foldable phones — the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 with top-of-the-line specifications. These are Samsung’s latest flagship phones this year and will push users to make the switch to foldables. With this in mind, the prices of these foldables are also slightly lower than before. If you’re planning to get the premium pocketable tablet, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, you may be wondering if the phone has 5G or not. 5G is the next big thing in the telecom sector and if you live in a region that has 5G coverage, it’s important your new phone has 5G in order for it to be future-proof.

The simple answer is yes. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 has 5G support which means you can use it on 5G networks if it’s available in your region. Depending on which carrier you get it from, the 5G support may vary though. All variants will have 5G, but the supported bands or technology may be different. For example, there are two different types of 5G networks — mmWave 5G and sub-6GHz 5G. If you buy the Galaxy Z Fold 3 from a carrier and the carrier supports both networks, the phone will also have support for both.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with S Pen

In some regions, mmWave 5G may not be present or a few carriers may not support the ultra-wideband 5G network. In such cases, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will only be able to connect to sub-6GHz 5G networks. It’s also important to know the same phone sold in different regions might have different 5G bands. If you’ve bought the phone in the US and you’re going to use it within the country, the phone will have all the relevant bands.

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However, if you’re in India but picked up the Galaxy Z Fold 3 from the US, the chances are the 5G bands present in the US are different from those in India. In this case, 5G may not work for you in your country. So it’s best to buy the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the country you live in, or if you’re getting it from abroad, make sure the device has the required bands to support 5G in your region.

The following information has been compiled from regulatory filings. Samsung has not yet disclosed the Band information of the device by itself.

Network Bands on the Galaxy Z Fold 3: USA Variant (SM-F926U)

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 variant sold in the US has support for these network bands:

  • CDMA/EVDO BC10
  • CDMV/EVDO BCO
  • PCS CDMA/EVDO
  • GSMGPRS/EDGE 850
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 1900
  • UMTS 850
  • UMTS 1750
  • UMTS 1900
  • LTE Band 71
  • LTE Band 12
  • LTE Band 13
  • LTE Band 14
  • LTE Band 26 (Cell)
  • LTE Band 5 (Cel)
  • LTE Band 66 (AWS)
  • LTE Band 4 (AWS)
  • LTE Band 25 (PCS)
  • LTE Band 2 (PCS)
  • LTE Band 30
  • LTE Band 7
  • LTE Band 48
  • LTE Band 41
  • LTE Band 38
  • NR Band n71
  • NR Band n12
  • NR Band n5 (Cell)
  • NR Band n66 (AWS)
  • NR Band n25 (PCS)
  • NR Band n2 (PCS)
  • NR Band n30
  • NR Band n41
  • NR Band n77 DoD
  • NR Band n77
  • NR Band n260
  • NR Band n261

Network Bands on the Galaxy Z Fold 3: Indian Variant (SM-F926B/DS)

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 variant sold in India has support for these network bands:

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 1900
  • UMTS 850
  • UMTS 1750
  • UMTS 1900
  • LTE Band 12
  • LTE Band 17
  • LTE Band 13
  • LTE Band 26 (Cell)
  • LTE Band 5 (Cell)
  • LTE Band 66 (AWS)
  • LTE Band 4 (AWS)
  • LTE Band 25 (PCS)
  • LTE Band 2 (PCS)
  • LTE Band 41
  • NR Band n5 (Cell)
  • NR Band n66 (AWS)

Note that these bands are what we obtained from FCC listings and are not officially from Samsung. We’ve requested Samsung for confirmation but haven’t received it yet. We will update the information if there are any changes in the future. You can check with your carrier in your region to check what 5G bands they operate on to make sure the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will work with 5G networks.

If you’re planning to get the Galaxy Z Fold 3 or you’ve already picked one up, consider getting a case to protect your expensive investment. Foldables are generally more fragile than conventional phones and you surely don’t want to spend more on repairs for an already expensive phone. If you haven’t bought the phone yet but are interested in picking one up, check out the best Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals to save a few extra bucks.

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    The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is Samsung's latest foldable phone which has support for the S Pen.

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