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Samsung brings back nostalgia with Galaxy Z Flip; here’s what it feels like

Samsung showcased its Galaxy Fold at the Galaxy S10 series launch and now with the Galaxy Z Flip the company is setting a whole new milestone for innovation.

Written by Sneha Saha | San Francisco | Updated: February 12, 2020 7:59:53 pm
Samsung brings back nostalgia with Galaxy Z Flip, launches new 5G flagship phones The Galaxy Z Flip is designed with an innovative ‘hideaway hinge’ that prevents dust particles from entering the phone and damaging the hardware inside.  (Express Photo: Sneha Saha)

At the Unpacked 2020 event, Samsung announced its long-awaited Galaxy Z Flip. The flip phone features a 6.7-inch display that folds into a compact form factor that easily fits in the palm of your hand. The Galaxy Flip Z is launched at a price of $1380 which roughly translates to around Rs 1 lakh.

The Galaxy Z Flip is designed with an innovative ‘hideaway hinge’ that prevents dust particles from entering the phone and damaging the hardware inside. The flip’s big screen can be folded in half thanks to the clamshell design. Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip in three colours: Black, Purple and Golden.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip when unfolded. (Express photo: Sneha Saha)

Dr T M Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics said, “At Samsung, we were encouraged by the excitement for the Galaxy Fold. Galaxy Z Flip is an important next step as we look to build the foldable category by bringing to consumers a new form factor, new display and most importantly, a new kind of mobile experience.”. He said Galaxy Z Flip’s unique foldable design and user experience, will help Samsung redefine what a mobile device can be, and what it enables consumers to do.

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The Galaxy Z Flip looks extremely stylish and the glass design gives a premium touch to the device. The phone is lightweight but not very easy to use in one hand. Folding of phone and flipping it open isn’t very smooth either. The flip phone features two cameras on the rear (12MP+12MP) while on the front there’s a 10MP selfie camera. Similar to the S20 series of phones the Galaxy Flip also includes a punch-hole display and minimal bezels on the sides.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip foldable in Purple The Galaxy Z Flip foldable in Purple colour option. (Express photo: Sneha Saha)

When the phone is folded the rear camera turns into a selfie shooter and with the help of the 1.1-inch tiny screen on the top of the cover users can capture selfies without opening the phone. The small screen does more such as it shows date, time, notifications, caller ID and more. The phone includes a fingerprint sensor and Face ID support.

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With the help of the 1.1-inch tiny screen on the top of the cover, users can capture selfies without opening the phone. (Express Photo by Sneha Saha)

The Galaxy Z Flip comes in only one variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It comes with 3300 mAH dual battery setup. Samsung is yet to confirm whether the Galaxy Z Flip will head to the Indian market or not. Well, considering Fold was launched in India there are high chances the Flip will hit the market as well.

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