The Unpacked event from Samsung is on its way and the company has just announced the Galaxy Z Flip. After the disastrous launch of the company's first foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, the company has to prove a lot with the second entry. The new Z Flip acts as a brother or sister to the Fold and completely changes the shape factory. The Galaxy Fold folds from tablet to smartphone; the Z Flip folds from smartphone to flip phone.
It is not only the form factor that changed with the Z Flip; this time Samsung uses a glass screen. The Galaxy Fold has a plastic screen that easily dents and scratches. The Z Flip has an "Ultra Thin Glass" display with a built-in fold. The company says the new screen is more durable due to the change in materials.
Part of it is clearly visible in some of the Z Flip & # 39; s new tricks. Instead of just opening or closing, you can leave the phone half open. With that position, the bottom half of the phone behaves like a stand that you can place on a flat surface, such as your countertop. When you do that, the size of some apps is automatically adjusted to use only the top screen. Samsung says you can choose an "infinite" number of positions.
The OLED screen is 6.7 inches and has a wide 22: 9 screen. Unlike the original fold, you will not get a workable smartphone screen when you close the Z cover. Instead, a small screen, like an old flip phone, displays basic information such as the time and number of notifications.
 The other specifications of the Z Flip are more similar to those of a flagship. You get a 64-bit Octa-Core processor, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage. The phone has a dual camera setting of 12 megapixels. One camera serves as a primary wide-angle lens and the other is an ultra-wide-angle lens. Unfortunately you have to do without a third telephoto lens. The Z Flip has a 10 MP perforator camera on the front, a first for folding phones.
Although you can charge wirelessly (both the ability to charge the phone and use the phone to charge other devices), there is no 5G here. That is probably not a big loss given the rarity of the 5G service.
Finally, Samsung confirmed the price of the Z Flip. At $ 1500 it costs about the same as the comparable Motorola Razr and clocked at $ 500 less than the Galaxy Fold. That is more than your average flagship, but this is advanced technology.
Samsung says and the phone should appear on February 14 for $ 1,380. The phone is available in limited quantities in Mirror Purple and Mirror Black.