Having already shown an advert at the Super Bowl, the Galaxy Z Flip didn’t turn out to have many surprises at today’s launch event.
At £1300 SIM-free, and on sale this Friday (Valentine’s Day no less), it is definitely throwing the cat amongst the pigeons.
Perhaps not as nice looking as the Motorola Razr (but such things are subjective), the Galaxy Z Flip has a more simplistic design.
There’s no outer display to speak of, but there is a higher specification when it comes to the camera and chipset.
The screen has a proprietary bendable ultra-thin glass (UTG) that makes the screen slim, while a hideaway hinge allows the phone to remain open at a range of angles like a laptop.
The 3,300mAh battery, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage is pretty impressive, as well as two 12-megapixel rear cameras and an embedded 10-megapixel selfie camera.
Whether people buying either of these folding phones are going to be that concerned about the specification remains to be seen, as they’re almost certainly going after a more fashion conscious market.
Despite the price, there are likely plenty of people willing to shell out as much to own one of these as others will pay for the flagship Galaxy S20 Ultra.
More information: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
|Main Display||6.7“ FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Display (21.9:9) Infinity Flex Display 2636 x 1080 425ppi|
|Cover Display||1.1“ Super AMOLED Display300 x 112 303ppi|
|Dimension & Weight||73.6 x 87.4 x 17.3mm (Hinge) – 15.4mm (Sagging)|
|Unfolded||73.6 x 167.3 x 7.2mm – 6.9mm (Screen)|
|Front Camera||10MP Selfie Camera: F2.4Pixel size: 1.22μm FOV: 80˚|
|Rear Dual Camera||12MP Ultra Wide Camera: F2.2Pixel size: 1.12μmFOV: 123˚|
12MP Wide-angle Camera: Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8Pixel size: 1.4μm FOV: 78˚OIS for Rear Wide-angle Camera (Optical Image Stabilization) Up to 8x digital zoom HDR10+ recording Tracking AF
|AP||7nm 64-bit Octa-Core Processor 2.95GHz (Maximum Clock Speed) + 2.41GHz + 1.78GHz|
|Memory||8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage|
|Battery||3,300 mAh (typical) dual battery|
|Charging||Fast Charging compatible via power cord and wirelessWireless PowerShare|
|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,256QAMBluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)|
|SIM Card||One eSIM and one Nano SIM|
|Payment||Samsung Pay (Link)Credit & debit cards: supports NFC, Prepaid card, Global remittance, Transit, Memberships, Gift cards, Rewards|
|Sensors||Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor (digital, analog), Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor|
|Authentication||Lock type: pattern, PIN, passwordBiometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition|
|Audio||Mono speakerSurround sound for Bluetooth and earphones with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 supportPCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD*: DSD64/128 Audio playback format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF BluetoothDual Audio: connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy Z Flip to play audio through the two devices simultaneously. Scalable Codec: Enhanced Bluetooth connection under ambient radio frequency interference. RecordingRecording quality is improved with the High AOP Mic that minimizes distortion in noisy environments.|
|Video||Video playback formatMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM TV connectionWireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps)|
|Security||Knox platform: real-time monitoring and protection.Virus, malware prevention. (Powered by McAfee)Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to isolate and protect content such as apps, photos, movies, and private files.|
|In the Box||Galaxy Z Flip, Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, USB Connector (OTG), Quick Start Guide, Clear Cover, Earphones (USB Type-C) with sound by AKG|