Samsung Debuts New 'Galaxy Z Flip' Foldable Smartphone, Priced at $1,380

Samsung today officially debuted the Galaxy Z Flip, its newest flagship foldable smartphone. Unlike Samsung's first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, the Z Flip is a smartphone-sized device that folds in half. Samsung called it a stylish smartphone designed for trendsetters and people who want to stand out.

Samsung first unveiled the smartphone on Sunday with a commercial that was shown during the Oscars, but the full announcement includes additional details about the device.


The major selling point for the Galaxy Z Flip is its small size, as it can fold in half and be tucked into a pocket. When folded out, it features a 6.7-inch Infinity Flex AMOLED display that's full screen with the exception of a small camera cutout at the top. Samsung says that the Z Flip is its first ever smartphone with a 21.9:9 ratio, and that the display is made from bendable "Ultra Thin Glass."


There's a Hideaway Hinge, which Samsung calls a "work of engineering art," with the hinge able to withstand 200,000 folds. The hinge uses a sweeper technology that includes nylon fibers to repel dirt and dust, a problem that affected Samsung's first foldable smartphone.

The phone can be used folded out into a traditional smartphone shape, but it can also be used folded in half similar to a makeup compact with the bottom half propping up the top half for a hands-free mode.


When folded in half, the Z Flip is in "Flex Mode," with an interface optimized for a hands-free selfie and vlogging experience using the 10-megapixel front-facing camera. Because the Galaxy Z Flip can hold its position at multiple angles, Samsung says it can capture "amazing low angle" photos that "play with perception" using the rear camera.

A Multi-Active Window feature allows users to multi-task by opening up the Multi-Window Tray to drag and drop the apps they want to use. One app can occupy each half of the Z Flip.


There's a small display on the back of the smartphone so that when it's folded up, users are still able to see the time, incoming notifications, and other relevant information. Tapping a notification on the cover screen will transition to the app while unfolding the phone.

Samsung included a dual battery inside the Galaxy Z Flip with a 3,300mAh capacity. That doesn't quite match the battery life of the S20 series, but Samsung says it will "last all day long."

Samsung says that the Galaxy Z Flip will be available in limited quantities in Mirror Purple and Black starting in the U.S. and Korea on February 14, 2020, followed by Mirror Gold in select countries. Pricing starts at $1,380.

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1 week ago


Gimmicky and over priced, but interesting to see if they’ve gotten any better at this since last time.


Just like the touch bar on Macs.

Apple is going to release a ton of new emojis and watch bands in response.
Rating: 11 Votes
1 week ago
If this works and is reliable then i like it. Looks very compact when folded. The price is high right now but not outrageous. I could imagine that this is below $1000 in a few years. I would like a iPhone like that.
Rating: 11 Votes
1 week ago
I don't really understand what problem this design is solving.
Rating: 10 Votes
1 week ago


What is the limit of times that I can open and close the device? lol

Did you read the article? 200,000.
Rating: 10 Votes
1 week ago
I know people here are knocking this, but its GLASS, not plastic... GLASS. thats amazing just think of future possibilities.

now this is not for me , but something like the fold that could unfold into a small tablet and with GLASS, then call me interested.
Rating: 9 Votes
1 week ago
Nothing new. I had one of these years ago :p


Rating: 5 Votes
6 days ago at 12:08 am


I don't really understand what problem this design is solving.





I think that answers your question.
Rating: 4 Votes
6 days ago at 08:55 am
wow... why are Apples fans hating on this so much. If Apple had done this everyone would be so in love. Give Samsung credit where credit is due. This is an innovative design that looks very solid and high end. They've created a new form factor that seems to work well, Apple hasn't done this in years.

Congrats to Samsung for 'thinking different'.
Rating: 4 Votes
1 week ago


What is the limit of times that I can open and close the device? lol


What is the limit of times someone can post this comment? lol
Rating: 4 Votes
1 week ago
who is asking for this? Just to say you have something different? 1400? if they are putting it out for 300 dollars to get mass testing, let it bake 6 months and see what you got, ok... just trying to ingest everything that tech can do and crap out whatever prodcut that will not sell much and be, most likely, a disaster
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