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Galaxy Unpacked | Galaxy Z Flip is Samsung's latest $1,380 foldable phone

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the company's second foldable device
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the company's second foldable device (Image source: own)
Samsung has finally unveiled its second foldable smartphone in the form of the Galaxy Z Flip. It comes with a 6.7-inch screen that folds in two, a Snapdragon 855+, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. It will be available in limited quantities in the U.S and Korea starting February 14, and will retail at $1,380

Samsung has officially unveiled its highly-awaited Moto Razr counterpart in the form of the Galaxy Z Flip. Much like the Galaxy S20 series, we've known quite a lot about it thanks to a barrage of leaks that preceded its release. Now, let's take a look at what Samsung's latest foldable phone is all about.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will come with a 6.7-inch display at a 21:9 aspect ratio when unfolded. There's a secondary 1.06 display at the back too, right next to the camera module. It'll be used to show information such as battery level, time, notifications, etc. Unlike all foldable devices on the market, the Galaxy Fold will come with a layer of 'ultra-thin glass' that'll go a long way towards bolstering its overall stability, especially while folding and unfolding.

Even the Galaxy Z Flips hinge is quite unconventional. Using a double pivot hinge mechanism one can lock it into any angle between 90 and 180 degrees. According to Samsung, it also keeps dust and dirt away from the hinge by using nylon fibers.

Moving on to the Galaxy Z Flip's innards; it comes with last year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC coupled with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. The primary camera array consists of one 12 MP wide-angle lens assisted by a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor. The front-facing camera is a 10 MP shooter. Its 3,300 mAh battery supports wired charging at up to 18 W and is capable of charging other devices wirelessly via Wireless Powershare. There's a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication as well.

The Galaxy Z Flip will run a custom version of Android specially designed for foldable devices. It is called Flex mode and it splits the display into two halves when the phone is in a folded position. It'll still be based on Android 10 skinned with One UI 2.0, and come with all standard Android features, including the newly-released Quick Share - Samsung's take on Apple's AirDrop.

Much like the Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Z Flip will be available in limited quantities for the low price of $1,380. It will launch in the U.S. and Korea on February 14, with a wider rollout to commence at a later date. This is, after all, a novelty device that Samsung never intended to produce en-masse. Here are some hands-on images captured by our on-site correspondent

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-02-11 (Update: 2020-02-12)