Samsung rolled out another folding device for the market. We saw the first and am pretty sure we all had something to say about that. Galaxy fold was the name right!
Now Samsung just introduced the Galaxy Z Flip, a foldable smartphone that can transform into something smaller on the Go. Hmm! Do we really want this in Nigeria?
You know, getting a smartphone to fold into a wallet kind of shape and conveniently slide it inside your pocket is a very comfortable way to live .😊
The Galaxy Z flip reminds me of the Motorola Razr of 2019. Both look similar in a lot of ways but I feel like this new form factor looks more interesting than the one on the Galaxy fold.
Folded: 73.6 x 87.4 x 17.3mm (Hinge) -15.4mm (Sagging)Unfolded: 73.6 x 167.3 x 7.2mm -6.9mm (Screen)
Main: 6.7 inches OLED
Resolution: 2636 x 1080p
Pixel Per inch Square: 425ppi
Cover: 1.1 inch
Resolution: 300 x 112p
Pixel Per inch Square: 303ppi
OS: Android 10
Selfie Camera: 10MP
Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP
Processor: 7nm 64bit Octa-core
SIM-Slot: Dual (eSIM & Nano)
Network: 4G LTE
Availability & Price
The Samsung Galaxy Z flip is available in three(3) sweet colors: mirror purple, mirror black and mirror gold. The Galaxy Z flip price starts at $1,380 in the US,£1,299.99 in the UK and about 497,000 naira in Nigeria.
Design & Display
The design of the Galaxy Z flip is an interesting one. Samsung deliberately crafted out a special body on this device. The design is something we were all expecting, the whole-new foldable form factor experience is exciting.
We are glad foldable devices are getting better. The simple activity that involves you holding a smartphone and be able to all of a sudden fold and fit it inside your pocket is just too amazing.
Switching the Samsung Galaxy Z flip to full screen will let you access her infinity flex 6.7 inches AMOLED display with incredible color quality and reduced blue light.
Now that there is no notch at the top, you can conveniently enjoy stunning cinematic views from any angle. Multitasking is great on this device because the screen can split ASAP! And let you run two things at once.
The display comes with the first ever folding glass screen on a galaxy. Samsung Ultra thin glass as it is called. There is even a 1.1 inch cover display beside the rear camera just in case you want to spy on notifications when the phone is folded.
Camera & Battery
At the top of the screen is a 10MP Selfie Camera with 1.22μm Pixel size, 80˚ FOV and f/2.4 aperture. It has live focus and live focus videos.
The main camera consist of a 12MP Ultra Wide and a 12MP wide-angle camera with F2.2 and F1.8 aperture respectively. It comes with LED flash.
The camera has up to 8x digital zoom, HDR10+ recording, Tracking AF and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) for the Wide-angle Camera.
Amazing camera features like super steady, custom filters, photo and video bokeh and 4K UHD video recording can be enjoyed on the Samsung Galaxy Z flip.
You will also find intelligent features and camera modes like: Scene Optimizer, Shot suggestions, Flaw Detection, Food, Panorama, Pro, Live focus, Live focus video, Photo, Video, Super Slow-mo, Slow motion and Hyperlapse are present on the camera app.
The Samsung Galaxy Z flip comes with a 3300mAh dual battery that can manage to last for a complete day in Nigeria depending on the usage.
There is fast charging compatible via power cord and wireless powershare too. So you can charge your buds on the Galaxy Z flip.
Software & Specs
The Samsung Galaxy Z flip comes pre-installed with Android 10. Stuffs like Bixby, Bixby Vision and Samsung Knox can be found here too.
It runs on a 7 nm 64-bit Octa-core processor at 2.95 GHz (Maximum clock speed) + 2.4 GHz + 1.78 GHz. On the Storage configuration we’ve got 8GB RAM with 256GB of internal storage.
Samsung really played a tough game with the introduction of the Galaxy Z flip. It’s like the whole foldable device thing is still a work in progress but we can give this a try.
However, there are some interesting things to love about this one. In my own opinion, I will say the open and close technique is not something you will say no to.
We all want our smartphones to get small and portable but we don’t want to lose our screens. Well done Samsung, thank you for reinventing the past.