Get a look at Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip teaser that it broadcast during the Oscars

Get a look at Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip teaser that it broadcast during the Oscars
And the winner of the best looking unreleased flip phone promoted during the Academy Awards is (envelope please)...the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. While not nearly as expensive as the $10 million that T-Mobile spent for a 60-second spot that played during the Super Bowl, Samsung spent a few million dollars to show off its new clamshell handset to a captive audience on Sunday night.

If you are considering the Galaxy Z Flip, the commercial might have nudged you into the buy category as it showed the phone open at various angles. The device carries a 6.7-inch Infinity Flex display and also has a 1.06-inch external AMOLED screen for notifications and the date/time. The overclocked Snapdragon 855+ Mobile Platform powers the flipper which is equipped with 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage. A 3300mAh capacity battery keeps the lights on, and a 15W charging brick comes out of the box.

There is a dual-camera setup in the back with a 12MP primary camera and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera both taken from the Galaxy S20 series. A front-facing selfie camera weighs in at 10MP. Android 10 is on board along with the One UI 2.1 interface. Pricing is expected to be in the area of $1,300 to $1,400.

The phone will be introduced this coming Tuesday, February 11th, and will be released on February 14th from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint in the U.S.

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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



19. tuncecaf66

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 11, 2020

I'm really not sure about this. They make it look quite cool but I will reserve proper judgement until tonight. You do wonder who this is aimed at though, because I agree that it looks like it might be more popular with ladies.

12. Layne.Jones

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 30, 2019

looks like a game-boy folded. Hopefully the screen doesn't mess up at launch

11. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 436; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

I like it, I wonder how durable the thin layer of glass will be?

8. Cat97

Posts: 2087; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Looks too feminine...the Motorola Razr looks much better. However, the Samsung does have a decent battery compared to Motorola. Given that the big screen will be off a lot of time, I expect quite good endurance in real life. But it just looks too square and uninviting. Pass.

10. foldablephone

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

What do you mean it “looks too feminine”? 1) It’s a square lol. You’ve just said it looks “square and uninviting” 2) Women buy just as many phones as men. Phones are phones brah and unisex. Chill

20. tuncecaf66

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 11, 2020

Cat97 makes a good point, and it's their opinion. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, regardless of age, gender or religion. If they think it looks too feminine for them, then it looks too feminine for them, and I'm sure there will be plenty of other people who share that opinion. Sorry it doesn't agree with yours, but hey ho!!

21. tuncecaf66

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 11, 2020

Sorry...forgot race, before people start jumping all over me lol

2. kennybenny

Posts: 233; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

That battery is tiny for such a big screen! I don't think it would last beyond half a day....... The design is pretty stunning though.

1. MsPooks

Posts: 383; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

Ooh. Looks like the tiny screen will be touch sensitive.

7. peschiera

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

Which means you can talk when folded.

15. TBomb

Posts: 1792; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

i liked the call accept/decline snippit. small feature, but looks very handy.

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