Galaxy Z Flip Announced: Foldables Getting Better

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Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung had a foldable along with its flagship Galaxy Series launch announcement. This time it was the Galaxy Z FLIP. A 6.7 inch OLED display which folds into an extremely portable device. Priced at $1380, means that the prices are getting down and meeting the flagship prices at halfway. Here are the specs to get a fair idea of what the device has on offer:

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE


LAUNCHAnnounced2020, February 11
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2020, February 14
BODYDimensionsUnfolded: 167.3 x 73.6 x 7.2 mm
Folded: 87.4 x 73.6 x 17.3 mm
Weight183 g (6.46 oz)
BuildGlass front, aluminum frame
SIMNano-SIM, eSIM
 Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
DISPLAYTypeFoldable Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.7 inches, 101.6 cm2 (~82.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2636 pixels (~425 ppi density)
 Cover display: 1.1″, Super AMOLED, 112 x 300 pixels (Corning Gorilla Glass 6)
Always-on display

Must Read : Samsung foldable phone not called Galaxy Bloom – rather, the Galaxy Z Flip

PLATFORMOSAndroid 10.0; One UI 2
ChipsetQualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)
CPUOcta-core (1×2.95 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
GPUAdreno 640 (700 MHz)
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal256GB 8GB RAM
 UFS 3.0
MAIN CAMERATriple12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected]/60fps, HDR10+
SELFIE CAMERASingle10 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm, PDAF
FeaturesHDR
Video[email protected]
SOUNDLoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackNo
 Tuned by AKG
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFCYes
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer


BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
ChargingFast battery charging 15W
Wireless charging
MISCColorsMirror Black, Mirror Purple, Mirror Gold
ModelsSM-F700N
PriceAbout 1500 EUR

Samsung has added a few software queues to make use of the fold. Folding it at an L, allows for split screen viewing and makes the experience a little laptop-like. 

However, it seems like the foldable design that Samsung introduced here has more to do with portability than functionality. The previous fold devices meant that the device could also be used as a tablet for a better and wholesome viewing experience. But with the Z, all you get is an hunched up phone with an always on display alongside the camera which lets you take extremely difficult selfies. Regardless, the response was quite positive and it seems like we will be getting more of that in the future!

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