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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip Is The Foldable You Should Buy

It’s stylish and attainable

It’s finally official: Samsung has announced the Galaxy Z Flip, a foldable smartphone that we want to buy. While the Galaxy Fold was a great proof-of-concept device for foldable smartphones, it was big, unwieldy and too bulky for mass consumption.

The Galaxy Z Flip is the complete opposite of that. The Z Flip resembles the clamshell smartphones of yore and yields a large, 6.7-inch full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display when flipped open.

And unlike the Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Z Flip has glass protecting its new Infinity Flex display – Samsung developed a proprietary, bendable ultra-thin glass (UTG) to protect the OLED panel underneath, which wasn’t on the earlier Galaxy Fold which had plastic protection that led to a bunch of issues in the first batch of devices.

Samsung is also promising that the Z Flip’s hinge will be incredibly durable as well, and integrates “sweeper technology” which uses nylon fibers crafted by micro-height-cutting technology to repel dirt and dust.

Unlike Motorola’s new Razr, Samsung didn’t skimp out on the hardware for the Z Flip – it’s packed with flagship-level optics on the rear (12-megapixel ultra-wide camera and 12-megapixel wide-angle shooters used on their flagship phones), as well as a Snapdragon 855+ processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The battery is a little low at 3,300mAh, but that’s to be expected considering the phone’s profile.

The Galaxy Z Flip is priced at Php 79,990 and will be available for pre-order starting February 14. It will be available starting February 21.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ octa-core processor
  • Adreno 640 GPU
  • 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 6.7-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex display; 21.9:9 aspect ratio; Ultra Thin Glass
  • 1.1-inch Super AMOLED outer display
  • 256GB UFS 3.0 Non-expandable storage
  • Dual rear cameras: 12-megapixel f/1.8 primary camera with Super Speed Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS; 12-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera; with LED flash, Night Hyperlapse, 8x digital zoom, HDR10+ video recording, Tracking AF
  • 10-megapixel f/2.4 front camera
  • Dual SIM (eSIM and Nano SIM)
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB-C, RGB Light sensor, Dolby Atmos
  • 3300mAh battery with 15w wired charging and 9w wireless charging
  • Android 10 with OneUI 2.0

 

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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