The Galaxy Z Flip has finally launched alongside the S20 series at the Unpacked 2020 event. The South-Korean giant rekindles the foldable format with a different take this time around. While the first-gen Galaxy Fold had a horizontal fold mechanism, the Z Flip folds up vertically. In that sense, it resembles the recent Moto Razr. So, even though Motorola did beat Samsung to the punch, let’s see whether the latter packs some punches too.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Features
Thanks to a bunch of leaks and even an official ad, we have had a fair idea of how the Galaxy Z Flip looks like. It flips and folds vertically, backed by a new ‘hideaway’ hinge mechanic. Samsung claims that the joint is purposed to use the phone at multiple angles (Flex mode) opening up varied use cases.
This main surface is an ‘Infinity Flex’ AMOLED glass panel that measures 6.7-inches and is of 22:9 aspect ratio and 2636 x 1080 resolution. If you’re wondering, there is a noticeable crease in the middle where the bent happens. As for when it folds, the phone’s half the size of a regular full-sized phone which makes it relatively easy to pocket. The cover display is 1.1 inches in size and exhibits essential notifications and can act as a tiny viewfinder too.
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There is a 10MP front camera for selfies. Further, there is a 12MP duo as the rear cameras for ultra-wide and wide-angle snaps.
The internals consists of a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 855+ processor clocked at 2.95 GHz paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage. It is kept alive by a 3300mAh battery which supports 15W charging.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Pricing and Availability
You get to pick the device in Black, White, Purple, Gold, and Silver colors. The 5G variant will be out on the sale from Feb 14 priced at $1380, which is somewhere around Rs. 98430. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Flip LTE listing on the Samsung India website indicates the brand might launch only the 4G edition in India. And that will probably carry a cheaper price tag. If you wish, you can hop on to the dedicated page and pre-register.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Specs
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Z Flip|
|Dimensions||73.6 x 87.4 x 17.3mm (Hinge) – 15.4mm (Sagging)
73.6 x 167.3 x 7.2mm – 6.9mm (Screen), 183 grams
|Display||6.7-inch, 2636 x 1080, 22:9 flexible Dynamic AMOLED + 1.1-inch, 300 x 112, secondary display with Gorilla Glass 6|
|Processor||64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 855+ processor with 2.95GHz max clock speed|
|OS||Android 10-based One UI 2.1|
|Memory||8GB RAM + 256GB storage|
|Battery||3300mAh, 15W charging|
|Front Cameras||10MP, f/2.2|
|Rear Cameras||12MP, dual-pixel, f/1.8 (main) + 12MP, 123-degree, f/2.2 (ultra-wide),OIS for Rear Wide-angle Camera (Optical Image Stabilization), Up to 8x digital zoom, HDR10+ recording, Tracking AF|
|Biometrics||Side-mounted fingerprint reader|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE|
|Colors||Black, White, Purple, Gold, and Silver|