Samsung launches the Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung’s first foldable glass display, seems to be better than Motorola's Razr
Samsung Electronics unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, a new foldable smartphone and their second foldable overall.
The Galaxy Z flip features a 6.7-inch display that folds into a compact form factor. Designed with what they call a Hideaway Hinge and custom-built UX, the Galaxy Z Flip comes with a new UI to capture, share and experience content.
“At Samsung, we were encouraged by the excitement for the Galaxy Fold. Galaxy Z Flip is an important next step as we look to build the foldable category by bringing to consumers a new form factor, new display and most importantly, a new kind of mobile experience,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “With Galaxy Z Flip’s unique foldable design and user experience, we’re redefining what a mobile device can be, and what it enables consumers to do.”
The Z flip can fold into a typical size of a wallet, the infinity flex display comes with Samsung’s proprietary bendable Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) while there is a crease like the Samsung fold, it seems way sturdier than the Motorla Razr. The centered in-display camera cutout at the top also means there’s no notch and with Samsung’s first-ever 21.9:9 ratio, it's a pretty big screen.
This is possible with Samsung's 'Hideaway Hinge' that's backed by a dual CAM mechanism which uses nylon fibers crafted by micro-height-cutting technology to repel dirt and dust.
Samsung also worked closely with Google to design Flex mode, a custom-built user experience for Galaxy Z Flip’s unique forward folding form factor. When the device is free-standing, the display automatically splits into two 4-inch screens so you can easily view images, contents or videos on the top half of the display, and control them on the bottom half. Easily watch and navigate YouTube stream on the top while searching for other videos, reading descriptions and writing comments on the bottom much like a Nintendo 3DS or dual screen laptop.
The Galaxy Z Flip will be available in limited quantities in Mirror Purple and Mirror Black, starting in select markets including the U.S. and Korea on February 14, 2020, followed by Mirror Gold in select countries including the UAE, retailing at AED 5,499.