At last night’s Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event, Samsung announced the launch of several new products. While the most sought after launch was of the new Galaxy S20 series about which you can read in our detailed article here, the company also used the event as an opportunity to announce the launch of its second-generation foldable Android smartphone — the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. In this article, we take a closer and detailed look at the key features and important specifications of the handset. The Galaxy Z Flip takes an entirely different approach to the folding mechanism when compared to the first-generation Galaxy Fold and is closer in design to the recently launched Motorola razr. Unlike the razr, though, the Galaxy Z Flip gets flagship-grade specs.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Price, Launch date
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is offered in a single variant that gets 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The phone does not appear to have a MicroSD slot for memory expansion either but does get a SIM slot. The Galaxy Z Flip will go on sale in the US market starting February 14 with an asking price of $1380, which translates to just over Rs 98,500. It is offered in Mirror Black, Mirror Purple, and Mirror Gold color options.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip gets a foldable glass display with what Samsung refers to as a Hideaway Hinge. The design of the phone is a complete departure from last year’s Galaxy Fold and is now in a much more pocketable iteration. Then unfolded, the display measures 6.7-inches across and has a resolution of 263 x 1080 pixels in the 21.9:9 aspect ratio. Samsung called this panel an Infinity Flex display, and as you might have guessed, it is based on Samsung’s AMOLED technology and is decently sharp with a PPI density of 425. The phone also gets a smaller external display, which measures just 1.1-inches across and has a resolution of 300 x 112 pixels. The phone weighs in at just 183 grams.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and, as mentioned earlier, comes in a single 8GB RAM +256GB version. The handset gets a decently sized 3,300mAh battery with support for fast charging.
The camera setup on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip consists of a dual-camera setup at the rear and a single front-facing camera. The primary camera at the rear consists of twin 12-megapixel sensors with the primary camera getting an f/1.8 lens and support for dual pixel AF and OIS. The secondary camera uses an ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 123-degree FOV. The rear camera supports HDR1+ recording as well. At the front, the phone gets a 10MP camera with an f/2.4 lens and an 80-degree FOV.