Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Flip, a compact foldable smartphone

Samsungs revealed its second foldable smartphone!

Aside from launching the Galaxy S20 line, Samsung also unveiled a cool new smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. The Z Flip is Samsung’s second foldable smartphone, but unlike the Galaxy Fold (Samsung’s first foldable), the Z Flip has a form factor inspired by flip phones of old that makes it an incredibly portable device.

In the folded mode, you can see the Z Flip’s 1.1-inch cover screen, and beside it is the 12MP wide + 12MP ultra-wide dual camera setup. The Z Flip’s cover screen is a tiny display, but it shows notifications and the time/date; it can even show a camera preview (quite clearly I might add).

When you flip it open, you’ll see the Z Flip’s 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex display with a tall 21.9:9 aspect ratio. The display has a holepunch notch that houses a 10MP selfie camera.

Specs-wise, the Galaxy Flip Z has a Snapdragon 855+ Processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 3,300mAh battery

As for the folding mechanism, the Flip Z has a hinge that’s fairly similar to the one found on the Galaxy Fold. This means that the Flip Z’s folding mechanism should be sturdy, though the trade-off is that there’s a seam on the screen that’s fairly noticeable on certain angles. When viewed straight though, the seam isn’t glaringly visible.

The coolest thing about the Flip Z’s folding mechanism is that it doesn’t have to be fully opened in use; this means that you can use the Flip Z even when it’s only open partway. This opens up a number of interesting uses such as vlogging while the phone is set on a table, meaning you won’t need a tripod or a stand to record yourself steadily.

During the phone’s launch, there were only a limited number of Flip Z units, so we didn’t have much time to explore the phone’s various features. From the looks of it though, the Flip Z is definitely an interesting and innovative smartphone, thanks in large part to its unique form factor.

Samsung Galaxy Z-Flip specs:

  • 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex display, 2636 x 1080 resolution (21.9:9 aspect ratio)
  • 1.1“ Super AMOLED Cover Display, 300 x 112 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ Processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • Rear cameras: 12MP Wide + 12MP Ultra Wide
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • 4G, LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C Port
  • 3,300 mAh battery with fast charging
  • Android 10
  • Price: PHP 79,990

The Samsung Galaxy Flip Z will be available in the Philippines later this February, with pricing to be announced soon.