Samsung’s new folding device is priced at $ 1,380
Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip , its latest flagship folding smartphone. Unlike the first Samsung foldable device, the Galaxy Fold, the Z Flip is a smartphone-sized device that folds in half. Samsung has called it an elegant smartphone designed for trendsetters and people who want to stand out.
Samsung first introduced the smartphone on Sunday with a commercial that was shown during the Oscars, but the full announcement includes further details about the device.
The main strength of the Galaxy Z Flip is its small size , as it can fold in half and be hidden in a pocket. Once opened, it features a 6.7-inch AMOLED Infinity Flex display that is full screen except for a small camera cutout at the top. Samsung claims that Z Flip is its first ever smartphone with a 21.9: 9 ratio and that the display is made of foldable ” ultra thin glass “.
There is a concealed hinge, which Samsung calls an engineering work of art , with the hinge capable of withstanding 200,000 folds. The zipper uses sweeper technology that includes nylon fibers to repel dirt and dust, a problem that has affected the first Samsung foldable smartphone.
When folded in half, Z Flip is in ” Flex Mode “, with an interface optimized for a hands-free selfie and vlogging experience using the 10 megapixel front camera. Since the Galaxy Z Flip can maintain its multi-angle position, Samsung claims to be able to capture ” incredible low-angle ” photos that ” play with perception ” using the rear camera.
A multi-active Window feature allows users to use two apps simultaneously, such as Split View. An app can occupy each half of the Z Flip screen.
There is a small display on the back of the smartphone so that when folded up, users are able to see the time, incoming notifications and other information. Tapping a notification on the screen will switch to the app while opening the phone.
Samsung has included a dual battery inside the Galaxy Z Flip with a 3,300 mAh capacity . This does not correspond to the battery life of the S20 series, but Samsung says it will ” last all day “.
Samsung says Galaxy Z Flip will be available in limited quantities in Mirror Purple and Black on February 14 in the U.S. and Korea, followed by Mirror Gold in some countries. Price starts at $ 1,380 .