At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020, Samsung had showcased its upcoming clamshell phone that is codenamed as Galaxy Bloom to a select few in a private meeting. It was later revealed that the flip phone will be arriving in the market as the Galaxy Z Flip. The handset will be the company’s second phone to feature a flexible display. Unlike the Galaxy Fold from last year that could be opened like a book and used as a tablet, the Galaxy Z Flip can be opened vertically to access its tall display. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will go official on February 11th along with Galaxy S20 series of flagship devices. Ahead of the launch, Winfuture.de has revealed official images, entire specifications and pricing of the Galaxy Z Flip. Additionally, notable gadget tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks has also shared an official image of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip (SM-F700 model number) has been dubbed as “Influencer Ready” in its marketing material. The Galaxy Z Flip appears quite compact when folded. When opened, users can view its 6.7-inch Infinity Flex screen. The hinge that lies beneath the screen allows the device to be opened freely at an angle between 70 and 110 degrees.
The 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with Infinity-O design offers full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,636 pixels and a tall aspect ratio of 22:9. The screen supports HDR10+ and an Always-on feature. The display is protected by a “Ultra Thin Glass” which is reportedly more durable than the plastic film on the Galaxy Fold.
When closed, users can see its secondary external display that measures 1.06 inches. It is a S-AMOLED display with 300 x 116 pixels resolution and Always-on functionality. The second screen can be used to view the time and notifications. The glass rear of the phone is shielded by Gorilla Glass 6.
The Galaxy Z Flip is fuelled by 7nm Snapdragon 855+ mobile platform and 8GB of RAM. It has an internal storage of 256GB (UFS 3.0). There is no microSD card slot on the device. Instead the phone offers additional storage on Samsung Cloud, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive.
Alongside the external display of the Galaxy Z Flip is an LED flash and OIS enabled dual camera setup. It comprises of a 12-megapixel main lens with f/1.8 aperture which is complemented by a 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor with a 123-degree field-of-view. The dual cameras support 4K video shooting at 60fps. The Infinity-O notch on the display is home to its front shooter of 10-megapixela. The selfie snapper offers features like autofocus and support for 4K video recording at 30fps.
The Galaxy Z Flip is equipped with a two-part battery that offers a total capacity of 3,300mAh. It offers 15W fast charging through USB-C. The flip phone also supports 9W wireless charging. It sports a side-facing fingerprint reader. The phone also supports face recognition. Its stereo speakers are powered by AKG and Dolby Atmos.
The connectivity features available on the Galaxy Z Flip are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C and NFC. It does not support 5G connectivity and lacks a 3.5mm audio jack. The Z Flip weighs 183 grams and it has a thickness of 7.2mm. When the device is closed, the thickness of the device increases to around 17.3mm. Android 10 coupled with latest One UI 2.0 comes preloaded on the Galaxy Z Flip.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip price and availability
The Galaxy Z Flip clamshell phone will be available for purchase in Europe from February 14th, as per the leak. It is expected to be priced around €1,500 (~Rs 1,17,700). The colour variants of the Z Flip include Black and Purple. At present, there is no word on whether the Galaxy Z Flip will be made available in India.