The unlocked Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is sold out in the U.S.

The unlocked Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is sold out in the U.S.
If you were hoping to pick up the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, forget it for now. This variant of Samsung's new clamshell flip phone is sold out on the websites of Samsung and Best Buy. This doesn't mean that you can't pick up the version of the handset that is locked to either AT&T or Sprint if you can find a store that has it in stock. Or, you can order the carrier-locked models directly from Samsung starting at $1,380 (36 monthly payments of $38.33). However, these phones won't ship until February 18th. Keep in mind that Samsung is also offering a credit of as much as $440 with a trade.

With the right trade, you can make 36 monthly payments of $26.11 for the Galaxy Z Flip

UPDATE: Samsung officially confirms that the Galaxy Z Flip is sold out in the U.S. and will be back in stock on February 21st.

You will get the maximum trade-in value of $440 if you're exchanging a newer high-priced phone like an Apple iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max or a Galaxy Note 10+. Trading in one of those models will take the price down to $940 or 36 monthly payments of $26.11. In an off-hand shot at Google, the most money that Samsung will give Pixel 4 XL owners for their handset is $350. And even if you have a device that you think has no value like an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you can still get $55 off the price of a Galaxy Z Flip by trading it in. And the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Active will each fetch $30 from the manufacturer in a trade for the Galaxy Z Flip. If you have a Galaxy Note 7, uh, well, forget about it.

Today is the Galaxy Z Flip's official release date. Unlike the Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Z Flip opens and closes around the horizontal axis. Also, this is not a device that turns from a smartphone into a tablet. Instead, the Galaxy Z Flip stays hidden away in your pocket until you need a full-screen smartphone in your hand. Open up the device and you'll find yourself working with a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2636. This works out to an aspect ratio of 21.9:9 which means that the screen is tall and thin. There is a 1.1-inch external display for notifications, calls, timers, and alarms, and a fingerprint scanner is located on the side of the device.

Powering the Galaxy Z Flip is an overclocked Snapdragon 855+ chipset paired with 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage. A punch-hole 10MP selfie camera is at the top center of the display. On the back is a dual-camera setup featuring a 12MP wide camera (f/1.8 aperture) and a 12MP ultra-wide camera. Features include OIS, up to 8x digital zoom, HDR10+ recording, and Tracking Auto Focus.

Speaking of the camera, the AI features include Scene Optimizer, Shot Suggestion, and Flaw Detector. Camera modes you can select from are: Food, Panorama, Pro, Live focus, Live focus video, Photo, Video, Super Slow-mo, Slow motion, and Hyperlapse.

The dual batteries inside the Galaxy Z Flip combine to provide a capacity of 3300mAh which Samsung says will power the phone all day. They are fast charging compatible (QC 2.0). The flip phone also supports wireless charging and Samsung's Wireless Power Share reverse wireless charging. The latter means that the Galaxy Z Flip can share some of its battery life to power up compatible handsets, smartwatches, and the Galaxy Buds wireless Bluetooth earbuds in their charging case. Samsung notes that if the unit's battery life is 30% or less, Wireless Power Share might not be available. Android 10 is pre-installed along with the One UI 2.1 interface. U.S. color options are Mirror Black and Mirror Purple.

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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



28. oldtymer

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 31, 2020

Best review so far

22. kryme

Posts: 470; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

All 5 of them sold out..

21. boriqua2000

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

$440 for a note 10+? Really samsung?

14. OneLove123

Posts: 1322; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Bought one for the wife, since its valentine's day.

11. cevon3239

Posts: 204; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

Yes!!!! Where you at today Midan! What did I tell you? When it showed sold out in South Korea that when they cane to the States, co suffering ATT has more business and Enterprise customers who have lots of .oney, the phone would sell like hotcakes. Don't hide buddy! Come give me my props!

15. Vancetastic

Posts: 1965; Member since: May 17, 2017

I going to guess that you may not get a response to this.

16. midan

Posts: 3272; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Yes i wonder where you are hiding? People have pointed how wrong you were at the other topic about korean salary. So why didn't you reply them and to me? Don't hide go and reply to us.

17. Vancetastic

Posts: 1965; Member since: May 17, 2017

Nice dodge. LOL.

18. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2574; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Just to make sure we are putting everything into perspective: we don’t know how many they allocated for the US in its initial offering. The initial offering in South Korea was 900 units which is not a lot.

26. cevon3239

Posts: 204; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

It doesn't matter how many. What matters is regardless as to how many @ $1400; someone is buying them. I would assume production is a bit slow right now, but if this demand continues, Samsung will.increase production because they said they wanted to sell 2.5M of them. Which seems small, but shows that maybe production is difficult and slow. Once the phone is refined, each model will become easier and faster to make which will reduce costs.

7. Swiff

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I agree you tried @Alien but those are not valid reasons. Maybe that is useful for 5 percent of the population but majority don’t care about scanning WiFi why do you need to do that?

6. oldtymer

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 31, 2020

I was not aware they had unlocked phones for sale! Is this compatible with Verizon's network?

8. libra89

Posts: 2352; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yep, the unlocked model sold at Best Buy and Samsung's website are for sure. You just lose the Verizon video chat feature (I forgot what it is called). I bought my S10e to use on Verizon and I have every feature that a Verizon model has essentially.

12. cevon3239

Posts: 204; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

It should be because it's the Qualcomm 855+ which is compatible with all 4 US carriers

4. TadTrickle

Posts: 166; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

36 monthly payments? They're doing 3yr installment plans now? This phone isnt qhd so it should get good performance with the battery

13. cevon3239

Posts: 204; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

I believe Verizon was the 1st to offer 36 months on a 5G phone do to the higher price.

1. Flynfree15

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 16, 2020

$55 off for iPhone 6s...i better keep my iPhone, it will last longer than that flip and save my 1.3 k. Sometimes we must smart and practical. They are both smart phones and can do the same task.

2. AlienKiss

Posts: 356; Member since: May 21, 2019

Oh please do tell us how you can use the command terminal on an iPhone to run scripts and programs. Or how you can use the iPhone's wifi network card in monitor mode to scan for wifi activity. Or just a simple thing like setting a live wallpaper.. Yeah, the iPhone is still a 'granny' phone.. I didn't say anything about root and super user access, keep that in mind. Go study some basic programming, then come back and tell us if you still use an iPhone.

5. oldtymer

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 31, 2020

This is a silly comment, most people on earth don't program. They want something simple that works... I personally don't like the iphone... but most of the world does... for a reason... they just want to work as they other things to do...

10. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1617; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

By that logic Apple is for the 99.9% while Android is for the 0.1%? Been an Android user since 2010, never done any of that, and I've got programming knowledge.

23. AlienKiss

Posts: 356; Member since: May 21, 2019

Well, I'm exactly the opposite : If I have something to do, my first attempt is to do it on the phone. Only if there's no way of doing it on Android, then I'll turn on the PC. I've even managed to run Ubuntu and Kali on a 7 year old android phone with root, being able to run gimp and whatever I needed (just for fun). Trying to do everything on the phone really made me think outside the box..

19. TS020

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 16, 2019

Last time I checked iPhone still can't file transfer over bluetooth. My Nokia 6300 from the 2000's can do that.

27. cevon3239

Posts: 204; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

They can't play alternative video and audio formats natively eiter.

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