The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip maybe the marketed as the world’s first foldable glass smartphone, but there’s actually more to it. This new smartphone form factor opens up many possibilities, revealing what’s inside that really counts.
Infinity Flex Display with Samsung Ultra Thin Glass
Unfolding the device, you’ll get a full fledged 6.7-inch screen Infinity Flex Display, which features Samsung’s Ultra Thin Glass (UTG). It’s packed with a dynamic AMOLED panel with a Full HD+ resolution (2636 x 1080), that’s 425 pixels per inch (ppi) put in the palm of your hands. When you close it, there’s even a secondary 1.1-inch Super AMOLED display on the front. Apart from just showing you notifications and the time, it also acts as a viewfinder for you to capture photos while the phone is closed. We’ve tried it, it’s pretty sweet.
On the surface, the Galaxy Z Flip features a prismatic finish to give it a more luxurious look. There are three colours available – Mirror Purple, Mirror Black, and of course, Mirror Gold. The purple and gold versions are bound to lure some eyeballs, but if you’re the subtle and stealthy type, there’s the black version to help you low-key show off.
Hideaway Hinge with Freestop Folding System
In the middle of the device is where you will find the Hideaway Hinge which gives the Z Flip its signature freestop folding system. This lets the phone stay open at any angle you want. You can prop it up a 90-degree angle for selfies, video calls, or even that hands-free Tik Tok video you’ve been wanting to do.
Super Speed Dual Pixel AF Camera Goodness
When it comes to camera, the Galaxy Z Flip is not shy to show off what it’s got. You get a dual-camera system on the rear, which has a 12MP ultra-wide angle sensor, and a 12MP wide angle sensor. It’s packed with Super Speed Dual Pixel AF to get you fast focus, no matter what subject you’re capturing or switching to. There’s also OIS integrated to keep your videos looking as steady as possible.
Powering the device is Qualcomm’s second latest processor, the Snapdragon 855+ chip. Built on the 7nm process, the Z Flip has a 64-bit octa-core processor with a 2.95GHz maximum clock speed, 2.41GHz and 1.78GHz clock speeds. Pair that with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, the Galaxy Z Flip has way more firepower than its foldable competitor, the Motorola Razr.
Running on Samsung’s proprietary OneUI 2.1 that is based on Android 10, the Galaxy Z Flip has a 3,300mAh dual battery. Not only does it support fast charging, it supports fast wireless charging as well. Why stop there? It can even wirelessly charge your other device with the Wireless Powershare feature. Speaking of power, the power button even has the fingerprint sensor integrated.
Pricing and Availability
To learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, or to purchase your very own unit, you can pre-order it here, and have it delivered right to your doorstep. It is available nationwide now for RM5,888.