After the debut of the Samsung Galaxy Fold last year as a super premium flagship phone that had a folding display, it’s pretty much an inevitability that the brand would implement the technology into other devices down the line and we’ve just had a closer look at one of its potential successors, the Galaxy Z Flip courtesy of leakster Ben Geskin.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – First Hands On Video pic.twitter.com/4b8Uzt5kRB
— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) February 2, 2020
The short hands-on video looks legit, showing the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip revealed in a quick hands-on with a clamshell style form factor somewhat akin to the Motorola RAZR with a purple glass-like finish. The folding mechanism looks similar to the Galaxy Fold albeit sized down to a clamshell form factor with a protective housing covering the mechanism proper.
One particular improvement seen here when viewed from the side is that the Galaxy Z Flip folds down almost completely flat without a noticeable gap between the hinge and foldable panels unlike the Galaxy Fold.
When folded down, the Galaxy Z Flip has a small dual-camera housing in the upper left corner, assuming the orientation of the hinge is ‘bottomwards’ along with a secondary 1.06-inch 300 x 116 pixel Always On display for notifications though the video only showed the time and battery life remaining on the phone. The dual camera array is allegedly to consist of a pair of 12-MP cameras with one packing an F/1.8 aperture and presumably OIS and their Dual Pixel tech while the second camera packs an ultra-wide angle camera.
When flipped open, the Galaxy Z Flip seemed to fit prior leaked renders with a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display that has a punch hole up top for the 10-MP selfie camera and a 22:9 aspect ratio. It’s unclear at this point if it uses the plastic polymer display of the Galaxy Fold or if it will incorporate glass in its construction in some form or fashion as hinted at by WinFuture to make it more durable.
As per WinFuture’s leak, the Galaxy Z Flip when it hits the market sometime in the near future will come with last year’s Snapdragon 855+ octacore processor paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. Powering the whole affair is a 3,300mAh battery charged via a USB TypeC port with 15W charging. In terms of price tag, it’s rated to cost around 1,500 Euros and will likely be announced at the upcoming Samsung Unpacked event this coming 12 February.
[Source WinFuture, GizChina ]