Samsung second try on foldable phones, this time it is not as big as the Galaxy fold. Announced almost exactly a year after the Fold, the Galaxy Z Flip presents a refined look at the category.
The main difference between the Galaxy Z Flip and Samsung’s first folding phone (the Galaxy Fold), is that the inside contains a bendable screen that stretches from top to bottom. The candy bar-style design of the Galaxy Z Flip, when unfolded, makes it distinct from the mini-tablet-like Galaxy Fold. It has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ screen and a 12.9:9 aspect ratio, which makes the phone feel very tall in the hands.
You could easily mistake the opened Z Flip for a typical Android flagship phone if you don’t pay attention to the faint crease in the middle of the display.
There’s a tiny 1.1-inch AMOLED (Cover Display) on the outside, with enough space to show an incoming call from contact if the name of the caller is short enough. Also, notifications, battery life, and time can also be shown on the small 1.1inch display.
Also, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip packs a 3,300mAh battery, snapdragon 855 plus with 256GB storage and 8GB RAM. It also has UFS 3.0 fast storage. It also parks 12-megapixel cameras on the back, a regular wide-angle and an ultra-wide angle, and on the inside is a 10-megapixel selfie camera that’s cut out in the top of the display (hole punch). It can shoot videos at 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@60/240fps and 720p@960fps.
The Flip goes on sale on February 14. Happy flipping’ Valentine’s Day.