Samsung had introduced its first foldable Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone last year at the Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event. Now, they have announced the clamshell phone Samsung Galaxy Z Flip at the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event. As, it is a foldable phone, it flaunts a 1.1 inch external cover Super AMOLED display which shows notifications similar to other foldable phones.
The notification can be expanded on the bigger by just unfolding the phone. This phone has a dedicated ‘Flex mode’ that splits apps in half and puts the controls on the bottom half and in turn, the top half turns into a viewing area. Samsung calls this Infinity Flex display, has proprietary bendable Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) and lasts for 2,00,000 folds.
The Galaxy Z Flip sports a 6.7-inch FULL HD+ Dynamic AMOLED main display with a 21.9:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 7nm Snapdragon 855 Plus Octa-Core Mobile Platform with 8GB of RAM and runs on Android 10. This phone has side-mounted fingerprint scanner and packs a 3300mAh battery with fast charging support.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip phone features a dual rear camera setup a primary 12MP wide-angle camera and a secondary 12MP ultra-wide angle camera. On the front side it has a 10MP shooter camera.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip specifications
The mobile sports a main display of 6.7-inch FULL HD+ (2636 x 1080 pixels) 21.5:9 Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex display. While the cover display has a 1.1-inch (300 x 112 pixels) Super AMOLED display.
It is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 Plus 7nm Mobile Platform (1 x 2.95 GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.41GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.78GHz Kryo 485) with Adreno 640 GPU.
The device comes with 8GB RAM with 256GB storage.
It has dual dual rear cameras a primary 12MP wide-angle Super Speed dual pixel f/1.8 1.4μm Pixel Size + 12MP (ultra-wide) f/2.2 1.22μm Pixel Size; LED flash, HDR10+, OIS, Up to 8x digital zoom; Video: Up to 4K 60fps
On the front side it has 10MP camera with f/2.4.
Connectivity & Sensors
The mobile supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou; Enhanced 2X2 MIMO, 5CA, LTE Cat.16 Up to 1.0Gbps Download, LTE Cat.13 Up to 150Mbps Upload, Up to 1.0Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload. It has Nano-SIM + eSIM. This phone also features some sensors like Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor (digital, analog), Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor, and comes with Side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy Z Flip have Knox platform which provides real-time monitoring and protection. It also has Virus, malware prevention. (Powered by McAfee) and Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to isolate and protect content such as apps, photos, movies, and private files.
Battery and Dimensions
The mobile packs 3300mAh battery with 15w fast charging, 9w Qi wireless charging. This phone has a size measurement of while Folded: 73.6 x 87.4 x 17.3 mm (Hinge) – 15.4mm (Sagging), Unfolded: 73.6 x 167.3 x 7.2 mm – 6.9mm (Screen) and weight is 183 grams.
Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is priced at US$ 1380 (Rs. 98,400 approx.) and it comes in Mirror Black, Mirror Purple and Mirror Gold. While, the Mirror Black and Mirror Purple will be available in the US and Korea starting February 14th, 2020 and the Mirror Gold color variant will be available in select countries soon.
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