Samsung has today announced the Galaxy Z Flip which is their latest folding smartphone that was preceeded by the Galaxy Fold.
This is their latest iteration of this form factor that succeeds the heavily flawed but pioneering Galaxy Fold.
The Galaxy Z Flip has a pretty insane design. Samsung boasts its “hiding” hinge that protects the hinge from dust which was a big problem with the Galaxy Fold. It folds like those retro smartphones like the Motorola RAZR and looks way more pocketable than the Fold.
It has a 6.7 inch AMOLED display that folds and Samsung says it will last for 200,000 folds. It has a resolution of 2636 x 1080 which effectively makes it a 1080p display.
The Fold had a plastic display that folds which made sense but now Samsung has managed to put a glass display that folds on the Galaxy Z flip. The cover display shows notiications and you can even use it as a camera viewfinder. The cover display is a 1.1″ super AMOLED display with a resolution of 300 x112 pixels.
It has rear dual cameras that consist of a 12MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 12MP ultra wide angle camera with an f/2.4 aperture. The selfie camera is a 10MP variant with an f/2.4 aperture.
It also has pretty high end internals. It runs on last year’s top end chip, the Snapdragon 855+, has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. There is no option to add a memory card slot. The battery is a non removable 3300mAh battery that you can charge with a 15W charger or through wireless charging.
Samsung clearly positions this as a luxury item and it sure looks expensive. They also announced a collaboration with the luxury brand THOM BROWNE where you can get one with the fashion house’s iconic colours.
It will be available from February 14th and starts at $1,380, which is a cool $600 cheaper than the Galaxy Fold’s introductory price.