Samsung's latest brochure was also presented at the Unpacked event on 11 February: the expected Galaxy Z Flip. A year after re-introducing the world's first commercial folding smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, to the market, the Korean company has unveiled another folding phone.
After many indiscretions circulated on the net in recent weeks together with several "stolen" images of the device, the new brochure with several new features has finally been officially presented. A phone that takes us back in time in the years in which clamshell phones they dominated the market bringing in new and modern features.
At the same event Samsung also presented its new Galaxy S20 series, if you want to know features and prices also of this line: official Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra: features and prices.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Galaxy Z Flip looks like the world's first folding phone with glass on the display. The display 6.7-inch AMOLED Infinity Flex has extraordinary quality colors and low blue light emissions, no notches and almost no frames. The screen protected by an ultra-thin glass developed by Samsung for its folding devices. The Samsung Ultra Thin Glass, a flexible glass display that looks perfectly smooth for an unprecedented experience. An internal display is also integrated 10MP front camera with aperture f / 2.4.
Outside, there is a small display 1.1-inch AMOLED that can be used to check the time, date, battery status and notifications without opening the device. This "Always-On" display has a resolution of 300 x 116 pixels and is protected, like the entire rear surface, by glass Gorilla Glass 6.
The Galaxy Z Flip unlike other its competitors, such as the Motorola Razr, has really superior hardware features like the processor Snapdragon 855+ by Qualcomm e 8GB of RAM with 256GB of internal memory photographic sector, on the back there is one dual cameras consisting of a 12MP Dual Pixel F1.8 main sensor and a 12 MP F2.2 wide-angle camera with a 123-degree field of view. Videos can have a maximum resolution of 4K at 60fps and for photos that need long exposures you can use the mode Night Hyperlapse.
Other relevant specifications include: a 3,300 mAh battery with 15W fast charge and 9W wireless charge, two SIM slots (one eSIM), support for Samsung Pay functionality and a fingerprint sensor digital mounted on the power button. Like the Galaxy S20 range, the Galaxy Z Flip features Android 10 with version 2.1 of Samsung's One UI skin.
There hidden zipper gives a precise and fluid movement, allowing you to choose the opening angle. Whatever it is thereopening angle, Galaxy Z Flip stays in place: so you can take pictures even from incredibly low angles. The Galaxy Z Flip also features the "Flex mode"Which, developed in collaboration with Google exclusively for this phone, divides the screen in two when it is open. When you open it in Flex mode, the Z Flip divides the apps in half and positions the controls in the lower half of the display, transforming the part higher in a viewing area.
By dividing the screen in half this way you can do more at the same time: like taking pictures in the upper half and checking them in the lower part or watching YouTube in the upper half and browsing other videos and comments on the lower screen. You can also run the multitasking between two apps using Samsung's Multi-Active Window function. In addition, a special technology keeps dirt and dust away: the "Concealed hinge", as Samsung calls it, uses nylon fibers inside to repel dirt and dust.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: technical form
- Weight: 183 grams
- OS: Android 10 with OneUI 2.0
- Main screen : 6.7 Dynamic AMOLED (open) full HD + (1.080 x 2.636 pixels, 21.9: 9) Infinity Flex Display +
- Secondary screen: Super AMOLED with Always-On, 1.06 ″, 300 x 116 pixels, Gorilla Glass 6 coating
- Side and fingerprint scanner face recognition
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
- RAM: 8 GB
- Internal memory: 256GB non-expandable UFS 3.0
- Rear camera: (digital zoom up to 8x, AF tracking)
- Main: 12MP, f / 1.8, FOV 78, 1.4m, dual pixel AF
- wide angle: 12MP, f / 2.2, FOV 123, 1.12 m
- LED flash, HDR 10+, OIS, MAX 4K @ 60FPS video
- Front camera: 10MP Sony IMX 374, f / 2.4, FOV 80, with dual pixel autofocus, OIS and hole in the display
- connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fi ac dual band, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, USB 3.1 Type-C, no audio jack
- Battery: 3,300 mAh with 15W recharge
- colors: black and purple
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: availability and price
The Galaxy Z Flip, unlike the Galaxy S20 series, will be available from February 14 in the two color variants, Mirror Purple and Mirror Black, at the price of 1520.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will also be available in a special edition Thom Browne Edition at the price of 2,580 euros. "The unmistakable style of Thom Browne merges with the technological vision of Samsung and its iconic smartphones and wearables. All contained in a package that you will not want to miss."
Pre-orders for the device will begin on February 14 on Samsung.com andand will end on February 26th. The official launch will take place on March 6th.