With Valentine's Day fast approaching, what better gift to get your girlfriend than a $1380 clamshell inspired by Lancome's powder compact. That seems to be Samsung's thinking behind the Galaxy Z Flip
release date that is set much, much earlier than its bread-and-butter Galaxy S line this year.
In addition to ordering online in "limited quantities," you will also be able to get to exclusive AT&T and Sprint stores to play with and eventually buy the first clamshell with flexible display and top cover made of ultrathin, bendable glass.
We reviewed the Galaxy Z Flip
yesterday, and found it fascinating to play with with nary a visible crease, and the best specs in its class of, well, two phones so far, if we count the Motorola Razr
, whose specs, however, are decidedly midrange, and it is more expensive than the Flip.
Galaxy Z Flip price and release on AT&T
- Z Flip release date: February 14, Valentine's Day
- Price: $1380 online and in the following stores:
Lake Forest, CA;
Oakbrook Terrace, IL;
Pembroke Pines, FL;
North Miami, FL.
AT&T prefaces the store and preorder listings with the obligatory "while supplies last," and this time we are inclined to believe it, as Samsung is said to produce the Galaxy Z Flip
in limited quantities so as not to overshoot the initial demand.
Given that Verizon has exclusive hold on the Razr, and T-Mobile didn't order the Z Flip as it couldn't tell what will happen in the Sprint merger trial
, AT&T and America's fourth largest carrier are your only options to get one, unless you buy it unlocked directly from Samsung. With the merger getting greenlit
yesterday, though, T-Mobile may inherit the Galaxy Z Flip in its portfolio of phones very soon.