Samsung Galaxy Z Flip folding smartphone with dual 12 MP rear cameras launched
The new generation of the Galaxy S family is here and just as the S10s came with the Galaxy Fold, Samsung has took advantage of the S20 event to announce its new folding phone . The Galaxy Z Flip is now official and comes after numerous leaks that had advanced both its features and its price.
As expected, the second folding phone of the South Korean company leaves the horizontal folding to adopt a shell-like format , similar to what we have seen in the Motorola Razr . Nor are there any surprises in the specifications, because as already rumored , it comes with a double rear camera, the Snapdragon 855+ and 4G LTE connectivity. Let’s see it in detail.
With vertical folding and without 5G
We have been hearing for months that Samsung was working on a new folding phone that would fold vertically, like the shell-type mobile phones of yesteryear . The result has been the new Galaxy Z Flip, a mobile whose thickness, once folded, grows from 7.2 to 17.3 mm and that includes an innovative Hideaway hinge and a personalized user experience.
When unfolded, we find a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen with flexible glass, a resolution of 2,636 x 1,080 pixels) and a hole for the front camera. The outer panel meanwhile is Super AMOLED, has a diagonal of 1.06 inches and has a resolution of 300 x 112 pixels; it is where you can see notifications, time and some phone data such as the battery, without opening it.
Inside, the Galaxy Z Flip hides the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor , which is the improved version of the Snadpragon 855 currently equipped in the Galaxy Fold. This chipset is accompanied by 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage and the Android 10 operating system with Samsung’s One UI 2.0 shell on top.
10 MP Selfie, 12 MP Dual Rear Camera
If we now turn to the photographic section, we have first a 10 megapixel front camera with f / 2.4 aperture, and on the rear a dual 12 megapixel camera with flash. The latter is composed of a main sensor with f / 1.8 aperture, 1.4 µm pixels and OIS optical stabilizer, and an ultra wide angle lens with f / 2.2 aperture.
For power, it includes a dual 3,300 mAh battery with support for both 15W fast charging and wireless charging. Its most important specifications are completed with dual stereo speakers signed by AKG, a side fingerprint sensor and connectivity that includes WiFi ax, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and a USB-C port for charging and data transfer.
Specification of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
|SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FLIP|
|SCREEN||Interior: Dynamic AMOLED folding 6.7″(2636 x 1080 pixels)
Exterior: Super AMOLED 1.06″(300 x 112 pixels)
|STORAGE||256 GB UFS 3.0|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10 + One UI 2.0|
|REAR CAMERA||Wide angle 12 MP, f / 1.8, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
Ultra wide angle 12 MP, f / 2.2
|FRONT CAMERA||10 MP, f / 2.4, PDAF|
|BATTERY||3,300 mAh with fast charging and wireless charging|
|CONNECTIVITY||WiFi ac, BT 5.0, NFC, USB-C|
|OTHERS||AKG stereo speakers, side fingerprint sensor|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||Unfolded: 167.9 x 73.6 x 7.2 mm
Folded: 87.4 x 73.6 x 17.3 mm
Price and availability of the Galaxy Z Flip
The new Galaxy Z Flip will be available in a single configuration with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage and will be marketed in three different colors : black (Mirror Black), a gradient of pink / purple (Mirror Purple) and in selected markets in gold (Mirror Gold).
In the US and Korea, it arrives on February 14, 2020 at a price tag of $ 1,380 . At the moment, the details of its availability and price in other markets are unknown. We will update when we have more information.