Monday, 01 June, 2020


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip stock quickly depleting in the US

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Its time to upgrade your phone: Samsung unvails their new lineup
Melba Vasquez | 26 February, 2020, 18:36

The Galaxy Z Flip is an important next step, as we seek to build a collapsible category by offering consumers a new form factor, a new screen and, what more importantly, a new type of mobile experience, "explained TM Roh, president and head of mobile devices that was released in his position during the presentation of the new Galaxy S20 family". Outside there is a tiny status display - a 1.1-inch Super AMOLED 300x112 pixel screen. The Galaxy Z Flip will be available first in select markets including the USA and Korea on February 14, 2020.

The hinge opens upwards, locking flat to reveal the screen, which resembles Samsung's more traditional Note 10 and new S20 smartphones with a small pin-hole selfie camera at the top of the display. That means you can use the phone itself as, say, a tripod for when you want to take selfies from far away or view a workout video as you try to shed some calories from the comfort of your home. While we suspect Australia will see the Galaxy Z Flip as the year goes on, the US and South Korea are the first places that get Samsung's second-gen folding phone. Enter the Galaxy Z Flip, the first phone I feel confident in saying feels like a regular smartphone.

The Galaxy Z Flip, which bends in half vertically, is priced at 1.65 million won (US$1,395) in South Korea, roughly 700,000 won cheaper than the Galaxy Fold's launch price.

Other specs include 256GB of storage, a 3,300 mAh battery, two SIM slots (one eSIM), full Samsung Pay support, and a fingerprint sensor mounted on the power button. Unfortunately, the Z Flip misses out on stereo speakers, a microSD slot, and support for 25W or 45W fast charging, and there doesn't seem to be any support for 5G connectivity, either. Galaxy Z Flip will also be available in Mirror Gold in some countries. I contend that none of this actually matters, and that it doesn't matter if you actually buy this phone. The Z Flip comes in two color options: Mirror Purple and Mirror Black. Baptized as hideaway, the company presumes that it is "an engineering work of art as it is smooth and stable", the idea is that the Z Flip can remain open in a variety of angles, which opens up the possibility that, for example, It can be used as a tripod to take selfies. If you shop around a bit, you should be able to find you can pick up a brand new Samsung Galaxy S10 for a lot less than the launch price (check the widgets on this page for the latest deals).

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