Samsung unveil its second-ever foldable device “Samsung Galaxy Z Flip”. The flip styled foldable smartphone is solid, durable with uniquely beautiful design.
The Galaxy Z Flip which is the company’s first-generation Galaxy Z series product feels incredibly refined, and far superior to the Motorola RAZR which sport similar design.
Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the company’s first foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip is smaller offering smartphone-sized display when opened and a portable hand phone when folded.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Specs:
- Body: Hideaway Hinge; aluminum frames; Gorilla Glass 6; mirror finish; 183g
- Dimensions: Closed: 87.4 x 73.7 x 15.4-18.33 mm; Open: 167.9 x 73.6 x 6.9-7.2 mm
- Screen: 6.7-Inch Infinity Flex Adaptive AMOLED display with Ultra Thin Glass layered under polymer-based protective surface; FHD+ (1080 x 2636 px), 21.9:9 aspect ratio
- Cover Display: 1.1-inch (112 x 300 px) Super AMOLED
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ Octa-core (1×2.95 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485); Adreno 640 GPU
- Memory: 8GB RAM + 256GB UFS 3.0 internal storage (non-expandable)
- OS: Android 10; Samsung One UI 2.1
- Battery: 3,300 mAh, 15W Adaptive Fast Charge; Fast Wireless Charging; Wireless Powershare 9W
- Cameras: Primary: 12MP (f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS); Ultrawide: f/2.2, 12mm, 1.12µm; LED Flash
- Selfie camera: 10 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm; PDAF
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; USB-C
One of the main reason the galaxy Z flip is unique is the design. Compare to the company first foldable phone launched last year Samsung Galaxy Fold, the new foldable smartphone is sports slim, sleek design.
It looks like any regular smartphone when unfolded with Samsung’s ‘Infinity Flex’ punch-hole cutout at the top to accommodate a selfie camera. The Z Flip’s edge has curvier lines and more rounded corners.
The Z Flip has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ screen and 21.9:9 aspect ratio, which feels extremely tall in the hand. It has a resolution of 1080 x 2635
Similarly, Samsung Galaxy Z flip comes with a 1.1-inch AMOLED ‘Cover Display’ on the outside to serve as a notification screen. The screen display incoming call, battery life, messages and other notifications.
You can launch app from the mini screen to open on the main screen when opened.
One of the few specs that make the Samsung Galaxy Z flip superior to the Motorola RAZR phone is the thin glass that covers the inner screen.
Samsung’s so-called “Ultra Thin Glass” is 30 microns thick, however, to protect the glass, the company added a plastic layer second screen.
The Samsung Galaxy Z flip hinge is strong which allows you to half-opened the phone for usage. Samsung “Flex Mode” allows for hands-free video chats and previously unreachable selfies. So, fold it, flip it, stand it. However you set it up, it reinvents the way you take photos on your phone.
It comes with up to 596 nits of maximum brightness with the Adaptive Brightness feature activated
Although, the display is not up to par with other Samsung Galaxy flagships in some aspects, but it’s still impressive.
Samsung Galaxy Z flip features a dual 12MP rear cameras. The main wide-angle camera has an f/1.8 aperture lens, 1.4-micron pixels, Dual Pixel autofocus, and optical image stabilization.
This camera array is essentially the same as the one found on the Galaxy S10e last year,
Similarly. the Secondary camera which is an Ultra-wide shooter comes with f2.2 aperture and 1.12-micron pixels. Galaxy Z flip back camera also comes with a bright LED flash, hence you can capture every moment as you go.
On the front, inside the Samsung’s ‘Infinity Flex’ punch-hole sits a 10MP selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture.
On the inside, Samsung Galaxy Z flip is powered by a 2019’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ 7nm processor which offer suitable amounts of power.
This chipset is an octa-core CPU consisting of 1x.2.96GHz Kryo 485 core, 3x lower clocked 2.42GHz Kryo 485 cores and four more Kryo 485 cores ticking at 1.8GHz for the less demanding tasks. The Adreno 640 clocked at 700MHz takes care of the GPU-intensive tasks.
It also comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, however, there’s no microSD slot. Samsung Galaxy Z flip run on the latest android version Android 10 with Samsung’s One UI 2.1 on top.
Samsung is emphasizing One UI’s split-screen abilities by placing a slide-over widget that makes it easier to open a second app.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip comes with a massive 3,300 mAh battery and charges at a maximum of 15W. It a dual-battery system as the Galaxy Fold does.
This phone also supports Samsung Wireless Fast Charge, as well as Wireless PowerShare to charge a Samsung Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds, or any other Qi-compatible device.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometric security. You can also Unlock your phone with Face Recognition.
Galaxy Z Flip’s unique form factor is enhanced with an impossible-to-ignore, colour-shifting exterior in your choice of stunning hue. This includes, Mirror Purple, Mirror Black and Mirror Gold.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
|Displays||Main: 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex|
2,636 x 1,080 resolution
21.9:9 aspect ratio
Secondary: 1.1-inch Super AMOLED
300 x 112 resolution
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus|
|Storage||256GB UFS 3.0 internal|
No microSD card slot
Quick-charge up to 15W
Qi wireless charging up to 9W
– Wide-angle: 12MP dual pixel sensor, ƒ/ 1.8 aperture, Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, 1.4μm, 78-degree field-of-view
– Ultra-wide: 12MP ultra-wide, ƒ/ 2.2 aperture, 1.12μm, 123-degree field-of-view
– 10MP dual pixel sensor, ƒ/ 2.4 aperture, 1.22μm, 80-degree field-of-view
|Sensors||Capacitive fingerprint sensor (side)|
Hall sensor (digital, analog)
RGB Light sensor
|Network||Enhanced 2X2 MIMO, 5CA, LTE Cat.16 Up to 1.0Gbps Download|
LTE Cat.13 Up to 150Mbps Upload
Up to 1.0Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 256QAM|
Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
Samsung One UI 2.0
|Dimensions||Open: 167.9 x 73.6 x 7.2-6.9mm|
Closed: 167.9 x 73.6 x 17.3-15.4mm
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