After months of hypothesis, rumors, and leaks, Samsung has formally unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip. Granted, the corporate had teased the gadget final yr – to not point out operating a Superbowl advert for it – however now it’s really official.
Not like the unique Galaxy Fold, the Z Flip’s aim is to fold smaller than a typical cellphone, not bigger. Absolutely opened, the gadget has a 6.7-inch display, but it surely folds down right into a clamshell measurement that’s simply pocketable whereas defending the display’s glass.
Sure, you learn that proper: glass.
Samsung claims it has created a brand new type of ultra-thin glass that may in some way bend with out shattering, whereas nonetheless defending you from scratches. There’s no indication of simply how scratch-resistant it’s, however it might be fairly outstanding if it held up in addition to commonplace glass. For reference, the plastic display on the unique Galaxy Fold might be scratched with so little as a fingernail.
The corporate additionally emphasised its new hinge, which permits the cellphone to be positioned on a desk and angled like a laptop computer – helpful if you wish to watch a video whereas cooking or use the webcam to take a name. There’s additionally a tiny show close to the digicam you should use to test notifications or as a selfie mirror.
Spec-wise, the gadget contains a Snapdragon 855+, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. You have got two cameras on the rear, a 12MP major sensor and a 12MP ultrawide. The 6.7-inch show contains a and FHD+ decision, which in all probability helps hold the price down in comparison with the higher-resolution shows in most telephones. Battery life is likely to be a priority, nevertheless, at simply 3,300 mAh.
So it’s not fairly flagship degree, given we’ve moved on to the Snapdragon 865, but it surely’s fairly shut. The Z Flip is priced at $1,380, making it probably the most inexpensive folding cellphone but. It will likely be obtainable in “restricted portions” within the US, Korea, and choose markets beginning February 14. Glad Valentine’s Day.
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Revealed February 11, 2020 — 19:26 UTC