We had the opportunity to get our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, and here is our up-close and personal look at Samsung’s second foldable smartphone!
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Preview : Unfolding With Style!
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the second Samsung foldable smartphone, and the first from their new Z series with a different folding design.
Foldable Glass Display with Ultra Thin Glass
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip features an Infinity Flex display, with bendable Ultra Thin Glass (UTG).
There have been suggestions that it’s really plastic, but that’s not true. There is simply a plastic film over the Ultra Thin Glass.
Hideaway Hinge with Sweeper Technology
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has a Hideaway Hinge that is backed by a dual CAM mechanism to ensure a smooth and stable folding and unfolding process.
This Hideaway Hinge also lets the Z Flip stay open at any angle you want, and comes with Sweeper technology – nylon fibres designed to repel dirt and dust!
New Flex Mode
Leveraging its forward folding form factor, the Galaxy Z Flip will switch to the Flex mode when it is in the free standing mode.
The display automatically splits into two 4-inch screens, so you can view photos or videos in the top half, and control them or perform actions on the bottom half!
Performance, RAM + Storage
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, which is a higher-clocked version of the Snapdragon 855 offering better CPU and graphics performance.
- its single prime Kryo 485 Gold CPU core has a slightly faster clock speed of 2.96 GHz
- its Adreno 640 GPU is clocked at 672 MHz, instead of 585 MHz
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip comes with 8 GB LPDDR4 memory, and 256 GB of internal storage.
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In the front, it has a 10 MP selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture. In the back, it has a dual camera system that consists of :
- 12 MP Dual Pixel main camera, with f/1.8 aperture and OIS
- 12 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture
Its foldable form factor also allows you to use it for low-angle shots, and have it stand without a tripod!
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip : Specifications
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy Z Flip|
|Main Display||6.7-inch Infinity Flex display
– Dynamic AMOLED panel
– 1080 x 2636 pixels (425 ppi)
|Cover Display||1.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED display
– 300 x 112 pixels (303 ppi)
|Operating System||Android 10|
|System Platform||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+|
|CPU||1 x Kryo 485 Gold core (2.95 GHz)
3 x Kryo 485 Gold cores (2.41 GHz)
4 x Kryo 485 Silver cores (1.78 GHz)
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 640|
|RAM||8 GB LPDDR4x|
|Storage||256 GB internal storage
No microSD card slot
|Front Camera||10 MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture|
|Rear Cameras||Dual Camera System
– 12 MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, HDR10+
– 12 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture
|Connectivity||4G : LTE
Cat16 DL : 1 Gbps / LTE Cat13 UL : 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
(2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
|SIM Support||Single nano SIM + eSIM|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Capacitive, Side-Mounted|
|Other Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro,
Geomagnetic, Hall, Proximity, RGB Light
|Battery||3,300 mAh LiPo battery|
|73.6 mm wide
167.3 mm tall
7.2 mm thick
|73.6 mm wide
87.4 mm tall
17.3 mm thick
|Colour Options||Mirror Purple / Mirror Black / Mirror Gold|
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip : Price + Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will be available in limited quantities in the Mirror Purple and Mirror Black colours, starting in the US and Korea from 14 February 2020 onwards. That will be followed by Mirror Gold in select countries.
It has a recommended retail price of US$1,379.99 / 1.65 million won globally, which is approximately SGD 1,919 / £1,059 / A$2,049. It is available in Malaysia for RM 5,888.
Here are some online purchase options :
- Malaysia : Mirror Purple | Mirror Black | Mirror Gold
- Singapore : Mirror Purple | Mirror Black
- United States : Mirror Purple | Mirror Black
- United Kingdom : Mirror Black
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