'Vertical folding type' folding smartphone 'Galaxy Z Flip' appeared from Samsung, what kind of model is it?

The 'vertical fold' foldable smartphone, which Samsung has been clarifying the

concept for a long time, was announced as ' Galaxy Z Flip '. It is a compact model that is a bit different from Samsung's first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold .

Galaxy Z Flip Folding Glass Smartphone | Samsung US

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: new foldable phone unveiled at Unpacked 2020 --The Verge

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip first look: folding glass changes everything --The Verge

The Galaxy Z Flip is a vertical foldable smartphone that is compact enough to fit in your pocket, but you can use a large screen by opening the screen.

You can see how the Galaxy Z Flip looks like in one shot by watching the following movie.

Galaxy Z Flip: Official Launch Film --YouTube

On the back is a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a dual camera with a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera.


'Samsung' logo on the hinge part. The hinge part adopts a unique mechanism called 'Hideaway Hinge' inspired by lotus flowers, the folding angle can be adjusted, and dirt and dust can be discharged from the hinge part by the unique sweeper technology. Therefore, it seems that they are taking all possible measures against the '

hinge-derived failure ' that was the Galaxy Fold for review. However, foreign media The Verge said, 'We really need to make sure that the new hinge works as Samsung says.'

A 6.7-inch organic EL display is used for the display.

When closed, it is very compact and has a shape close to a square. The body weight is 183g.

USB-C port for charging on the side ...

There is a power button. The power button is equipped with a fingerprint authentication sensor.

The resolution is 2636 x 1080 pixels, and the pixel density is 425 ppi. The aspect ratio is 21.9: 9.

Since it is equipped with the first foldable glass screen 'Samsung Ultra Thin Glass' in the Galaxy series, it seems unlikely that the

protective sheet layer was peeled off on the day it was obtained, which was the Galaxy Fold for review. According to Samsung, Samsung Ultra Thin Glass can withstand 200,000 folds.

There are two main body colors, Mirror Purple and Mirror Black.

Since the folding angle can be adjusted freely, the Galaxy Z Flip can stand on its own without a dedicated stand or tripod as shown below.

Next to the rear camera is a 1.1-inch sub-display for notifications, which was also a foldable cell phone. Therefore, you can display phone, email, and app notifications with icons and text.

You can also use this sub-display as a camera viewfinder.

A 10-megapixel camera is mounted on the front.

At the heart is the

Snapdragon 855 Plus , a 64-bit octa-core processor manufactured by the 7nm process, as well as 8GB of memory (RAM) and 256GB of storage. The battery capacity is 3300mAh, and even if you use it fully all day, the battery will not run out. We have adopted a custom version of Android 10 as the OS, but it does not support 5G, the next-generation communication standard.

In addition, you can use the portrait display to open two apps at the same time and multitask. In that case, the screen is split in two at the central hinge. The same applies when the main body is bent. If the screen is split in two, the size of one display will be 4 inches.

The Verge can't really emphasize how the Galaxy Z Flip's 'Hideaway Hinge' differs from foldable smartphones like the Galaxy Fold and Motorola Razr, but the Galaxy Z Flip's hinges are very sophisticated. It's squeaky, has evolved to be more solid, and works very smoothly. The Galaxy Z Flip's workmanship has made Samsung's first foldable smartphone start with a

damage report . It ’s very disappointing. ”

However, The Verge said, 'Galaxy Fold and Motorola Razr also looked very promising at the time of release, so Samsung's launch of the Galaxy Z Flip on Valentine's Day without pre-orders or media reviews is It can be seen as a bad sign, 'he said, adding that the Galaxy Z Flip cannot be accurately evaluated until it has been used for a long time.

Still, he points out that some of the drawbacks of foldable smartphones have been improved, not only the hinge part that was the major cause of the previous failure, but also 'body size that was too large even when folded' and 'display bezel'. 'Reducing parts' and 'evolving from plastic screens to glass screens' are said to be major advances.

A close-up photo of the Samsung Ultra Thin Glass, the display cover glass of the Galaxy Z Flip, which can withstand 200,000 folds.

The creases on the Galaxy Fold were obvious at a distance, but the Galaxy Z Flip is very seamless.

You can check out the hands-on movie of Galaxy Z Flip by The Verge below.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hands-on --YouTube

The Galaxy Z Flip is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 14, 2020, and the price is 1380 dollars (about 150,000 yen).

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