Video shows that the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip does that one thing you really want it to do

Video shows that the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip does that one thing you really want it to do

On February 11th, Samsung will introduce its next foldable phone. Unlike the Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Z Flip opens and closes around the horizontal axis and is a flip phone similar to the Motorola razr. If you are old enough to have owned the original Razr, you surely recall the satisfying sound that the phone made when it was flipped close after a call was finished. And if the conversation was a heated one, what could be more satisfying than physically ending the call with a hard flip accompanied by that noise made when the two sides of the phone came together.

Today, a video allegedly showing a Galaxy Z Flip opening and closing was posted on the Twitter account of concept designer Ben Geskin. And the good news for those who like to have finality is that the device also makes that satisfying sound when flipped shut.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip could be released on February 14th


The Galaxy Z Flip is expected to feature a 6.7-inch Infinity Flex display using Samsung's "ultra-thin glass."  with a punch-hole selfie camera in the center of the screen. On the outside of the clamshell sits a 1.06-inch always-on AMOLED display that will show notifications, the weather, the time and the date. Under the hood will be Qualcomm's overclocked Snapdragon 855+ Mobile Platform which isn't the 2020 flagship chip (that being the Snapdragon 865, of course), but this is a shrewd move by the manufacturer to keep pricing down.


The Galaxy Z Flip will be equipped with 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage and will sport a dual-camera setup consisting of a 12MP primary and a 12MP ultra-wide. There is no room for the technology used for "Space Zoom" inside this phone. Keeping the lights on will be a 3300mAh capacity battery that is paired with a 15W fast charger out of the box. Yes, the Galaxy Z Flip will support wireless charging (at 9W) and it does come with the Power Share reverse wireless charging feature. This means that if your Galaxy Buds need a charge or some poor schlub has talked you into sharing some of your phone's battery life with his/her handset, the back of the Galaxy Z Flip can be used as a wireless charging pad. Just keep in mind that the power you share will reduce the amount of battery life remaining on your phone.

While Motorola installed Android 9 Pie on the razr, the Galaxy Z Flip not only has Android 10 pre-loaded, it also will feature the latest version of the manufacturer's interface, One UI 2.1. This places most of the actionable elements on the bottom of the display so that your finger won't have to engage in calisthenics to tap a button.

Originally, we heard that the Galaxy Z Flip was going to be priced as low as $800 compared to the $1500 razr. But the latest buzz around the water cooler has the Galaxy Z Flip priced at 1,400 EUR which will probably translate into a $1,400 price tag for the unit in the U.S. Also, despite earlier rumors, it now appears that the flipper will not be an AT&T exclusive and will be found on the shelves at all four major U.S. carriers. After the February 11th unveiling, pre-orders should begin that very same day with a potential release date marked for February 14th, Valentine's Day. If you're looking for a gift for that special someone in your life, you might be better off saving money and buying them a box of chocolates. Seriously though, can you imagine the surprise on the face of your significant other when you present them with a Galaxy Z Flip as a gift?
 

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Galaxy Z Flip
  • Display 6.7 inches
    2636 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

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25 Comments

33. CDexterWard

Posts: 146; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Might just be me, but every time I watch the video, the sound of the phone closing shut had like a half second delay. Could almost swear it's someone off camera just clapping their hands.

22. AlienKiss

Posts: 359; Member since: May 21, 2019

Samsung, please make a HIGH-END version of this! Not everyone wants a mediocre mid-range phone..

29. oldtymer

Posts: 75; Member since: Jan 31, 2020

I mean it's pretty high end.. and remember that the bulk of phone sales actually are mid range phones... soooo... yea

38. AlienKiss

Posts: 359; Member since: May 21, 2019

I'm using my SMARTphone as a mini PC. If I would have wanted a regular phone, I would have bought an iPhone..

21. notfair

Posts: 785; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

This thing is too god damn tall, nobody seems to see that? it's taller than a cheese grater.

19. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Super excited for Gen 3 but this is way too prototype still

18. Lodmot

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Looking at the folding/unfolding motion on that video clip, that hinge mechanism doesnt look good at all. Motorola nailed it and made a strong hinge mechanism that works great for bending screens and prevents creasing, not to mention they also added a more versatile rear display with touch screen controls. I'm really glad I chose to preorder the Razr instead. :P

17. Taquidi

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

I hope Alan typed a mistake, because having the selfie camera as a punch hole in the center of the screen, instead of having it near the top or bottom bezel, would be the weirdest idea for a selfie camera ever.

30. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 138; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

You can't be serious? They are 1 & the same

16. joey18

Posts: 696; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

the price is right 14 is too spenced

14. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 174; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

I still don't see any benefit of this type of flip phones. Screen is too tall. Galaxy fold is a better design, at least you get a tablet

15. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 138; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

Smaller in pocket when folded. Less prone to damage in closed state as smaller profile. Cheaper design style to build so lesser future cost to buyers. 1 thumb flip open is instant answer phone calls as you can see small screen 1st & act versus seeing screen & still having to security swipe. Sold yet?

12. kingkoopa765

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

Whoever's confidential code that is on the screen is fired from whatever job they had lol that being said I'm glad to see Sammy pushing it forward with new tech, I like it.

11. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 138; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

I got to thinking about wirless charging in flip phones.. i'll logically assume the charging coil is in the lower half of the phone so theoretically I could keep the phone open, screen revealed & charging in my wireless car cradle like my present phone.

10. Rocket

Posts: 746; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I'm starting to like this phone, can't wait for the 2nd version.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keep that innovation coming Samsung. This is looking like a sweet device.

6. maqsood

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy z flip, in a strange way, reminds me of the mini disc player when folded.

4. Chumley

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

I'm glad that they are trying something different but this design looks like crap. Shiny and plasticy with a useless external display. It will get VERY old opening and closing it EVERY time you even want to see a complete txt, dismiss notifcations, reply quickly, etc... The Moto looks way better....

9. MsPooks

Posts: 369; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

You know it's the Razr that's actually plastic, right?

13. banglazbless

Posts: 146; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Dude the razr is garbage! Haven't you seen the problems it has online? The galaxy z flip is miles better than that trash..

3. pt020

Posts: 190; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

For me the Motorola please... there is nothing attractive on this phone.

5. Fred3

Posts: 622; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

The screen where the phone fold on the Razar is a design flaw and will cause alot of issues. It's not secure and you can lift the screen up with your finger with ease. I might be worse than the Galaxy Folds before they fixed it

2. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 961; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

It already does that one thing. Cheaper and better spec the Moto Razar.

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 465; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Much better than motorola razr tbh

8. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

I had the chance to test out the razr in store and as beautiful of a design it is, it has these huge gaps on the side where the screen bends which would allow allot of debris, dirt etc to go under display and potentially damaging it. The moto representative also offered me the phone on preorder for £99 a month for 24 months......

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