Fresh Galaxy Z Flip leak reveals gorgeous design, spec sheet

Fresh Galaxy Z Flip leak reveals gorgeous design, spec sheet
With exactly two weeks to go until the next Unpacked event, Roland Quandt of WinFuture and Evan Blass have obtained a bunch of press renders that showcase Samsung’s next foldable smartphone – the Galaxy Z Flip – in all its glory.

A different take on the foldable device format


Corroborating leaked images published in mid-December, the premium device features a 6.7-inch Infinity Flex display that can be folded in half. It’s paired with a centered selfie camera and raised bezels designed to better protect the screen.

Speaking of protection, Samsung appears to have added small pieces of rubber to the bottom corners which presumably shield the raised edge when the Galaxy Z Flip is closed. The upper-half of the rear side houses a dual-camera setup in the corner which is understood to include a 12-megapixel main sensor and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle alternative, both of which are believed to have been borrowed from the upcoming Galaxy S20.

An LED flash is placed next to the module and over on the right sits a tiny 1.06-inch AMOLED display. The secondary screen supports always-on technology and can be used to display notifications and other useful information such as the time, date, and weather.

It's believed Galaxy Z Flip buyers will also be able to use the display as a viewfinder for the rear camera if they prefer to use it for selfies over the front-facing sensor.

For those of you wondering about size, the Galaxy Z Flip measures in at 167.9 x 73.6 x 7.2mm at its thickest point when opened and 87.4 x 73.6 x 17.3mm when folded shut. To compare, the 6.2-inch Motorola Razr stands at 172 x 72 x 6.9 mm when opened and 94 x 72 x 14mm when closed, while the more traditional Galaxy Note 10+ measures in at 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm.

Flagship internals are, unsurprisingly, included


The entire package is held together by what appears to be an aluminum frame and an adaption of the hinge used on the Galaxy Fold. The latter allows users to freely open the "lid" at an angle between 70 and 110 degrees, while the former is home to a USB-C port and speaker along the bottom, and a volume rocker and fingerprint scanner that doubles as a power key on the right.

Internally, Qualcomm's overclocked Snapdragon 855+ leads the way in partnership with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of non-expandable internal storage. Also present is Android 10 and One UI 2.1 alongside a very small 3,300mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging and 9W wireless charging.

Such a low battery capacity was inevitable considering the smartphone's design, but it does raise some serious concerns about battery life. After all, unlike the Galaxy Fold, users of the Galaxy Z Flip will have no other option but to use the 6.7-inch display virtually all the time.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip announcement, release date, pricing


The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will be announced on Tuesday, February 11, alongside the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, and Galaxy Buds+. Pre-orders are expected to commence a few hours later before an eventual launch on Friday, February 14, across Europe and the United States.

Pricing is yet to be officially confirmed, but leaked information suggests the phone will retail somewhere between €1,400 and €1,500. On the opposite side of the Atlantic, it's believed Samsung is planning a $1,400 retail price point and AT&T exclusivity.

If true, the South Korean giant and its carrier partner are planning to either match  or undercut rivals Motorola and Verizon, who are preparing to launch the Razr next month for $1,499. Samsung's phone arguably offers the best value for money, though, thanks to its flagship specs.


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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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23 Comments

26. Sparkxster

Posts: 1269; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Nice design and different. I wouldn't mind taking one for a spin.

19. Secure

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 18, 2019

This phone has everything a girl could imagine, It is PINK! My girlfriend is already eagerly waiting the release date. Lol No way I'm going to buy this phone, of course. Most probably she will end up with mate 30 pro or S20+ if Samsung has finally improved their s**ty camera.

21. Bobo1997

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 05, 2019

Yeah I think this phone is geared toward women.

18. CEDEOTB

Posts: 495; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

The Camera system pales in comparison to the Galaxy S20.

17. Bobo1997

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 05, 2019

I think it’ll be a hit with women more than men. It looks too much like a makeup compact. I’ll go with the RAZR if I decide to retire my trusty iPhone SE.

15. Cat97

Posts: 2067; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

If this has "a very small 3,300mAh battery", then what can you say about the Motorola Razr at 2500 mAh, the Google Pixel 4 or any iPhone variant ?

16. joshuaswingle

Posts: 774; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Google Pixel 4 is also very small. The Motorola Razr and some iPhones (like the iPhone 8) have tiny batteries.

11. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 138; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

Didn't you guys have like three previous stories that talked about how cheap is going to be compared to the Motorola Razr oh and look bogus information. This is the problem any little whiff of news becomes a long-winded blah blah story that never really ends up being true and everybody spends all this time reading this nonsense to find out at the end of the day it's only about 50% correct

7. surethom

Posts: 1774; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Very nice but that ultra small front screen is a massive turn off, the Motorola razer front screen looks way more practical for notifications.

10. cevon3239

Posts: 208; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

That screen is just for notification. How big does it need to be? Just because moto made it bigger, that doesn't mean its better. You just need a s pool ace to get an alert. It wasn't meant to be for reading a notification.

12. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

But it still doesn’t hurt. As you can interact and read stuff without opening the device. Motorola’s approach >>>>>> by some distance.

22. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Moto's implementation is better though, for a lot of people. There's a lot more functionality. You can read notifications on the front, you can use the front as a viewfinder so those who take selfies can use the rear camera for that, you can interact with some of the apps on the front.

6. Joosty

Posts: 497; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Kinda cute

4. mcdanielvzw

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 10, 2016

As a Note user I see a point to this device. Give me something that's the size of a Razr, but the display of a Note. Why not?

9. LiveFaith

Posts: 526; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Slap that wacom in it Sammy. I like the look of the RAZR 10x better. But a folding Nore like this would be a dream machine!

3. User123456789 unregistered

This should have been the fold since day 1. Instead of the tablet wannabe failure.

13. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

By the way, from a design perspective the Motorola Razr is simply ultra stunning and heads and shoulders above the fold tbh. It looks so well put together and attractive while this looks so basic and out there..

1. igorb81

Posts: 80; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I just fail to see the point for this device. And before anyone calls me names I have been using exclusively Samsung devices for many years.

2. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 734; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I tend to agree. It seems to be a device out of the category „it is technically possible, so I do it“.

5. User123456789 unregistered

This way you can have a 6.5" or 7" screen phone that wont have 1/4 or 1/3 of its body out of your pocket. Soon phones shorter than 6" tall will vanish.

8. cevon3239

Posts: 208; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

Well, there is a point to the device. It's for people who may want or like large devices, but want it to all be compact at the same time. If you don't see the point of it, then the point is simple. It is not a device for you. The fact of mentioning you use Samsung devices, doesn't make your opinion anymore or less relevant. I also use Samsung almost exclusively. It is a nice device that I may buy. Not because I need it, but because I might want it. It's different.

14. mackan84

Posts: 716; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

I bet it will sell like crazy in China, mainly female consumers.

20. badbrandon71

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 07, 2014

I always wanted the Razr idea but with metal on the outside of maybe even some kind of hard rubber to protect the phone. Having any kind of glass on the outside kind of defeats the purpose. Well except fitting better in pocket.

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