Samsung Galaxy Z Flip with 6.7-inch foldable screen and Snapdragon 855+ SoC launched

In February last year, Samsung introduced its first foldable smartphone called the Galaxy Fold. Today, the South Korean tech giant has unveiled its second foldable handset dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. The handset was unveiled alongside the latest Galaxy S series phones – the Galaxy S20Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra at an event in San Francisco. Samsung’s first foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, offered a wide display which could be folded vertically. However, the Galaxy Z Flip features a clamshell design, which means the handset’s screen folds horizontally, just like the Moto razr.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has a large screen on the inside and a tiny one on the outside

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip specifications and features

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip’s screen features a punch hole on top, just like the one found on the Galaxy S20 series. It is home to a single selfie camera. The phone has a 6.7-inch main screen on the inside with full HD+ resolution, HDR10+ support, and a cover made from “Ultra Thin Glass”. There’s a secondary Super AMOLED 1.1-inch display on the outside with a resolution of 300 x 112 pixels and a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The secondary screen is always-on and can be used to show the time, weather updates, notifications, and more. The outer-side of the clamshell handset also features dual primary cameras.

Moving onto the other specs, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor under the hood. The chipset is paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Software-wise, the device boots Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top, which is customised to support the foldable nature of the phone. In the camera department, there’s a 12MP Dual Pixel main camera on the back with f/1.8 aperture, which is aided by a 12MP ultra-wide-angle secondary sensor. The rear camera module supports optical image stabilisation. For selfies, there’s a 10MP Dual Pixel AF camera with an aperture of f/2.4. The main cameras of the device are capable of supporting up to 8x digital zoom, as per the brand.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip design from all angles

While the latest Samsung Galaxy S series flagships offer support for the next-gen 5G networks, the Galaxy Z Flip is a 4G-only device. The other connectivity features include dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port, Mirrorlink, and A-GPS with GLONASS. For security, the company has provided a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the handset. Lastly, a 3,300mAh battery with 15W wired fast charging and 9W wireless charging completes the list of the specs.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip pricing and availability

As expected, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip carries a hefty price tag of $1,380 (~Rs 98,500). The phone comes in Mirror Black and Mirror Purple colour variants, and will go on sale starting February 14th in select markets.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay aka TechAkko has been writing about phones and other consumer electronic products since 2011. He has a special interest in smartphones, games and outer space, and you will always find him crawling the web for new and fascinating information for the same. When he wants a break from the digital world, he enjoys spending time in the peaceful environment of the Himalayas.