Until a year ago, or even a little more, it was almost impossible to think that companies like Motorola or Samsung had thought to bring to life the beloved folding mobiles called Flip, also known as mobile phones with cover. But everything is changing, and it is as Samsung shows us with the launch of the Z Flip.
Samsung's new folding terminal comes with a single objective, what? Challenge mainly the Motorola Razr, although it also does so to prepare the ground for the rumored Galaxy Fold 2, which will be launched in the second half of this year.
Features of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Thanks to the official presentation that Samsung made about the Galaxy Z Flip, we can already knowThe official specifications of your new folding mobile:
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
|Dimensions and weight||Open: 167.9 x 73.6 x 7.2 mm.
Closed: 87.4 x 73.6 x 15.2 mm.
Weight: 183 grams.
|screen||6.7 ″ HDR10 + (2636 x 1080) 22: 9, Dynamic OLED panel + 1.06 ″ (300 x 116), Super AMOLED panel and screen always on AOD covered with Gorilla Glass 6.|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus.|
|Storage||256 GB UFS 3.0 without slot for MicroSD.|
|Rear camera||Dual of12 MP with f / 1.8 + wide angle of 12 MP with f / 2.2.|
|Front camera||10 MP|
|Connectivity and extras||USB C, WiFi 6, GPS, 4G, Bluetooth 5, NFC, fingerprint reader, face unlock and stereo speakers AKG.|
|Battery||3300 mAh with fast load of 15W and wireless load of 9W.|
|OS||One UI 2 with Android 10|
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is looking for a place in the market
Looking closely at each of its characteristics, we can see that Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip seems to have what it takes to offer a good experience. In addition, it includes a slightly friendlier design than what is offered with the Galaxy Fold.
Similarly, it is more than clear that this time Samsung did not want to include top-of-the-range specifications, because it has taken another path, that is, to offer a better balance in terms of features so that the price of the terminal is not so high and can reach more pockets (a little more affordable than the first folding mobile that Samsung launched to the market ).
Samsung adds a front screen to the Galaxy Z Flip that brings many surprises
The South Korean company wanted to do something different on the front of the Galaxy Z FlipWell, you haven't added a screen fully functional. Instead, I include a small screen on which you can answer calls, observe notifications, look at the time or date but not much else.
What is surprising is the ability of that small screen, well, incredibly, used to take selfies, how? Yes, the screen connects to the rear camera of the device (it is located next to the two cameras) and allows the user to look at the screen to see if it is in the frame or not.
Flex Mode, Samsung's new folding system for the Galaxy Z Flip
At first glance there is not much to comment, because It is a folding terminal with a fairly minimalist design, so to speak. Thanks to the official presentation that Samsung has made, we have been able to observe how the new folding terminal of the South Korean company has taken the Motorola Razr 2020 as an example, since its design is quite similar (saving the distances).
Thanks to the work of Samsung engineers, the folding system will not let any trace of dust enter the screen when the terminal is closed, or at least that is what they mentioned in the presentation.
In addition, the hinges that have been included in this mobile, according to what Samsung has said, will avoid problems when opening and closing the mobile, as well as include a scanning system that will keep all the dirt out of them. Basically, a new technology has been applied that improves, and much, the operation of the hinges in general.
Another interesting fact that cannot be left out is the so-called Flex Mode, a system that allow the user to open the terminal in different angles, because it not only closes and opens, the hinges are automatically adjusted so that the terminal "Take the form of a laptop."
Price and availability of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
The price of the interesting Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is located at 1380 dollars, 1260 at the current exchange rate, quite high, but not as unattainable as the Galaxy Fold. In addition, only one version of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. Although that's not all, and the Galaxy Z Flip is available in 3 colors: Mirror purple (mirror purple), Mirror black (mirror black) and Mirror gold (mirror gold).
On the other hand, a limited edition called Thom Browne will go on sale that will have a silver / gray finish with red, white and blue strips in the middle of the mobile. That edition include a smartwatch Galaxy Watch Active 2, as also a pair of Galaxy Buds +. All that content be personalized. This edition is priceless, although it will be officially presented on February 12.
Finally, The Galaxy Z Flip will go on sale, in South Korea and the United States, next February 14. An date on which to arrive in Europe and its official price is unknown.