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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 (aka Galaxy Z Flip) features get leaked

The addition of the glass protective layer should drastically improve the integrity of the folding screen. (Image Source: LetsGoDigital)
The addition of the glass protective layer should drastically improve the integrity of the folding screen. (Image Source: LetsGoDigital)
The biggest improvement over the original Galaxy Fold coming with the Z Flip model is the addition of an ultra thin glass protective layer for the display, which should drastically reduce the failure rate. Among the other features we find a Snapdragon 855+ SoC, unfolded 6.7-inch dynamic AMOLED screen, 1-inch frontal display, plus a 15 W wireless charger.
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Samsung’s first try at foldable devices with the Galaxy Fold was arguably the biggest flop in the company’s recent history. Even after relaunching the Fold half a year later, the fixes did not really help with the inherently flawed design. We are now a month away from the new Galaxy lineup announcement, and, among the new models, Samsung is supposed to present a new foldable device rumored to be called the Galaxy Z Flip. Rather than improving upon the original Galaxy Fold design, the new Z Flip is inspired by the legendary Razr from Motorola (which is already getting a foldable version, as well), and from what reputable leaker Max Weinbach has gathered, it looks like Samsung has a real chance at redemption with the new clamshell.

Unlike the original Galaxy Fold that was quite clunky and long, the new Z Flip fits easily into your pocket thanks to the clamshell design. According to Weinbach, one of the most important upgrades for the new foldable is the addition of an “ultra thin glass” protective layer for the display, which has minimal creasing. The biggest problem for the original Galaxy Fold was the plastic protective layer that lead to display failures more often than not, so the new glass protector should drastically reduce the failure rate.

Other features coming with the Galaxy Z Flip include:

  • frontal 1-inch display that allows users to check charging speeds, messages, time + works as a viewfinder for the cameras
  • capacitive fingerprint scanner on one of the sides
  • unfolded 6.7-inch dynamic AMOLED screen with 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC
  • dual 12 MP cameras with wide and ultra wide lenses
  • 15 W charging supporting wireless and reverse wireless methods

Judging by the internal specs, the Galaxy Z Flip appears to be the folding version of the Galaxy S10e model, which makes it a rather enticing alternative for the Moto Razr foldable, if it ends up with a more affordable price tag.

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1535 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-01-24 (Update: 2020-01-26)