Samsung revealed its new Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphone at its Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco.
Unlike Samsung’s previous Galaxy Fold device, the Galaxy Z Flip sports a clamshell folding design with the main display folding along the horizontal axis.
This gives the device a much smaller form factor when closed, where notifications and other information is displayed on a smaller display on the outside of the device.
The device’s operating system is optimised for its unique form factor, offering a number of tailored camera and notification features.
Samsung has also implemented its “Infinity Flex Display” technology on its latest foldable smartphone, a significant upgrade from the plastic displays used on the previous-generation Galaxy Fold.
“As the world’s first foldable glass smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip’s revolutionary form factor opens up a whole new world of mobile experiences, and gives you even more options to express yourself,” Samsung said.
“Compact and portable when folded, the Galaxy Z Flip features an innovative freestop folding system that enables the device to stay open at a range of angles, giving you a never-before-seen mobile experience.”
Hardware and pricing
The device sports a main 6.7-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2,636 x 1,080 and a smaller 1.06-inch 300 x 116 panel on the back.
In terms of internal hardware, the Z Flip will ship with a Snapdragon 855+ processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and a 3,300mAh battery.
The main rear camera features two 12MP lenses – one wide and one ultra-wide. The front of the Z Flip sports a punch-hole 10MP camera with autofocus.
The device has a dual battery which delivers a total capacity of 3,300mAh.
Samsung said the Galaxy Z Flip would be available in three colours – Mirror Purple, Mirror Black, and Mirror Gold.
The Galaxy Z Flip will be priced from $1,380 and will be available on 14 February 2020.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
|Samsung Galaxy Z Flip|
|Display||6.7-inch 2,636 x 1,080 OLED|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+|
|Rear camera||12MP + 12MP|
|Connectivity||802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0|