The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is a new foldable smartphone that was rcenetly announced, and it almost stole the spotlight from the Galaxy S20 series. It is the second phone with a proper foldable display that will be coming from the stables of Samsung.
This time around, the new foldable smartphone employs a largely different spin on the foldable formula. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold which unfolded to a tablet-sized screen, the Galaxy Z Flip is a regular sized phone that folds to a tiny size.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Features
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is built around a super tall 22:9, 6.7 inch Dynamic AMOLED display. Unlike all foldable screen phones so far, the Z Flip employs Ultra Thin Glass layer on top, this makes it to be far more resistant to scratches.
The resolution of the screen is 1080 x 2636 pixel, which is just over 50% more pixels that its closest rival – the Motorola Razr. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip also has a 1.1 inch secondary Super AMOLED positioned on the back of its cover, which makes it easy for users to see notifications at a glance. It sits below a sheet of Gorilla Glass 6 along with the rest of the phone’s outer body.
Under the hood, you have last year’s Snapdragon 855+ flagship chipset as opposed to the 2020 Snapdragon 865 Silicone, and the phone has 4G connectivity only. The Galaxy Z Flip also has only one memory variant – 8GB/256GB, but it makes use of the latest UFS 3.0 storage.
The main cameras on the outside of the Galaxy Z Flip uses Samsung’s 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and relatively big 1.4µm pixels. It’s joined by an ultrawide unit of the same 12MP resolution but with smaller sensor and slower F/2.2 aperture.
The company is making a big deal about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip’s internal camera. Its 10MP resolution and f/2.4 are actually a step behind even the Galaxy S10 family, but the phone can be folded at a bunch of different angles and laid flat on a table for an entirely new take on video calls or self-recording.
The Galaxy Z Flip is powered by a 3300mAh battery, but charging speeds are limited to 15W. Other noteworthy features include a set of stereo loudspeakers tuned by AKG, wireless charging and Android 10 with One UI 2.0 out of the box.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip price is $1,380/€1,500, and it will be available from February 14, 2020 in Mirror Black, Mirror Purple and Mirror Gold colours.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Specification
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46(5200), 66(1700/2100), 71(600)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1000/150 Mbps
Announced 2020, February 11
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, February 14
Dimensions Unfolded: 167.3 x 73.6 x 7.2 mm
Folded: 87.4 x 73.6 x 17.3 mm
Weight 183 g (6.46 oz)
Build Glass front, aluminum frame
SIM Nano-SIM, eSIM
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
Type Foldable Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.7 inches, 101.6 cm2 (~82.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2636 pixels (~425 ppi density)
Cover display: 1.1″, Super AMOLED, 112 x 300 pixels (Corning Gorilla Glass 6)
OS Android 10.0; One UI 2
Chipset Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.95 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
GPU Adreno 640 (700 MHz)
Card slot No
Internal 256GB 8GB RAM
Triple 12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30/60fps, HDR10+
Single 10 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm, PDAF
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
Tuned by AKG
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 15W
Colors Mirror Black, Mirror Purple, Mirror Gold
Price About 1500 EUR