Samsung unveiled its Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, its very second foldable device after the Galaxy Fold, at the Galaxy Unpacked 2020. Alongside the Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung also launched the new Galaxy S20 lineups and Galaxy Buds Plus.
Similarly, in contrast to the Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip carries a smartphone-sized compact display that you can fold in half and it’s cheaper too.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, when unfolded flaunts a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex display with a punch-hole cutout at the top that houses the selfie shooter. And it’s no much different than any other smartphones in the current market, at least by how it looks.
But the device, when folded, turns into half in height and twice in thickness. On the back (or front) lies a 1.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen displaying information such as time, date, notifications, etc. You can also tap the notification on the display, which triggers it to open automatically when the devices in unfolded. For instance, if you get an Instagram notification on the small display, tapping it will open the notification and wait up till you unfold the device.
Also, Samsung is marketing the Galaxy Z Flip as “influencer ready”. Available in a number of fun looking colors, the device is asserted to be ideal for travel bloggers. Again, it holds its position in multiple fold angles thereby suitable for hands-free selfies, thus you don’t need a tripod.
The top sensor when the device is unfolded can be used for selfies or say ‘traditional selfies’. Whereas, you can make use of the rear camera shooter for selfies when the device is folded. During this type of photo, the secondary display acts as a full-colors viewfinder.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, for durability, uses an ultrathin glass with plastic on the top in order to cover the inner foldable display. Here, the plastic material is said to ensure repairability while the glass protects the underneath the display.
Moving on to the specifications, the Galaxy Z Flip resembles a flagship from 2019 with the addition of foldable technology. The focus seems to be majorly in price and less in the specifications making it a more general consumer-targeted device. Some of the highlighting specifications include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset; a 3,300mAh cell, dual-lens rear camera, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip at launch will cost $1,380; while currently, the company’s site is listing it at a discounted rate of $940. The pre-orders are scheduled to start on 14th February. You can make the purchase via Samsung itself as well as several other retailers.
Furthermore, the Galaxy Z Flip will come in a Thom Browne variant featuring Brown’s iconic red, white, and blue stripe design on a sliver/gray chassis. And the variant will come with matching accessories that include a Galaxy Buds Plus, a Galaxy Watch Active, a case, and a gift box. Additional information on the variant will be unveiled on 12th February.
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