Samsung has announced the Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone, the company’s first with a glass screen.
Samsung’s previous attempt, the Galaxy Fold, was plagued with issues leading Samsung to redesign a number of elements to improve the phone’s reliability. Now the company has announced the Fold’s successor, the Galaxy Z Flip.
According Samsung’s statement, the new phone “features a 6.7-inch display that folds into a stylish and compact form factor that fits in the palm of your hand1. Designed with an innovative Hideaway Hinge and custom-built UX, Galaxy Z Flip provides elegant new ways to capture, share and experience content. From its stylish design to its flexible camera experience, Galaxy Z Flip opens up a new decade of foldable mobile innovation.”
In a company first, the “Galaxy Z Flip features an Infinity Flex Display with Samsung’s proprietary bendable Ultra Thin Glass (UTG), making it slimmer with a sleek, premium look and feel that has never been seen with a foldable device before. The centered in-display camera cutout at the top also means there’s no notch and no distractions, with Samsung’s first-ever 21.9:9 ratio, so you can enjoy even more of your favorite content such as cinema-ratio 21:9 shows and movies.”
The new form factor does a good job of splitting content and controls between the two halves of the screen. The phone runs Android 10, has dual 12 MP rear cameras, a 10MP selfie camera, a 3,300 mAh (typical) dual battery, wireless charging, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
Samsung’s second attempt at a foldable phone is an innovative design that is sure to win over customers.