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Samsung gives Motorola Razr some sharp competition with the Galaxy Z Flip

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.

The outer display is a lot more basic than Motorola’s effort

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


Specifications

Main Display6.7“ FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Display (21.9:9) Infinity Flex Display 2636 x 1080 425ppi
Cover Display1.1“ Super AMOLED Display300 x 112 303ppi
Dimension & Weight73.6 x 87.4 x 17.3mm (Hinge) – 15.4mm (Sagging)
Unfolded73.6 x 167.3 x 7.2mm – 6.9mm (Screen)
Weight183 g
Front Camera10MP Selfie Camera: F2.4Pixel size: 1.22μm FOV: 80˚
Rear Dual   Camera12MP 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
AP7nm 64-bit Octa-Core Processor 2.95GHz (Maximum Clock Speed) + 2.41GHz + 1.78GHz
Memory8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage
Battery3,300 mAh (typical) dual battery
ChargingFast Charging compatible via power cord and wirelessWireless PowerShare
OSAndroid 10
NetworkEnhanced 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
ConnectivityWi-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 CardOne eSIM and one Nano SIM
PaymentSamsung Pay (Link)Credit & debit cards: supports NFC, Prepaid card, Global remittance, Transit, Memberships, Gift cards, Rewards
SensorsCapacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor (digital, analog), Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor
AuthenticationLock type: pattern, PIN, passwordBiometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
AudioMono 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.
VideoVideo playback formatMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM TV connectionWireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps)
SecurityKnox 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 BoxGalaxy Z Flip, Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin,  USB Connector (OTG), Quick Start Guide, Clear Cover, Earphones (USB Type-C) with sound by AKG

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