Samsung will be holding its Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event in nine days, but one of the show’s biggest surprises has already been spoiled. Today saw the release of a hands-on video for the company’s Galaxy Z Flip, which leaves little to the imagination.
The phone is a sibling to the Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s freshman attempt at a mobile device with a folding screen. Instead of a bookish form factor, however, this variant takes its cues from old-school flip phones with a longer shape (the aspect ratio is 22:9).
It’s hard to tell how the screen compares to the one used in the Galaxy Fold (better, hopefully, based the Fold’s lukewarm reviews), but the Galaxy Z Flip should be easier to handle. As shown in the video, the device can be easily opened and shut with one hand.
There’s also a tiny Super AMOLED panel on the back of the outer shell, which is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. This is an always-on screen used for displaying the date, time, and various notifications.
Today’s leak was actually preceded by a large dump of renders that show the phone at practically every angle, as well as two potential color options (black and purple). Some of the shots even manage to give off a Game Boy Advance SP vibe (…is Nintendo taking notes?).
WinFuture also listed the Galaxy Z Flip’s full specifications. Here are some of the highlights:
- OS: Android 10 with Samsung One UI 2
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ 7 nm
- Display: Full HD + (2636 x 1080 pixels), Dynamic AMOLED 6.7 inches with Always On, Infinity-O ext. Screen 1.06 inch (300 x 116 pixels), Super AMOLED Always On, Gorilla Glass 6
- Memory/Storage: 8 GB RAM, 256 GB UFS3.0, directly supported cloud ports Samsung Cloud, Google Drive, MS Onedrive (no micro SD)
- Main Camera: 12 MP dual pixel, aperture f / 1.8, aperture angle 78 ° + 12 MP ultra wide angle f / 2.2, 123 °, flash, HDR 10+, quick start, opt. image stabilization
- Front Camera: 10 MP dual pixel, f / 2.4, 80 °, auto focus, voice control
- Video: UHD 4K 60 fps (main camera), UHD 4K 30 fps (front), HDR10 +
- Battery: 3300 mAh, quick charge 15 watts, Qi charging 9 watts
The device’s release date and price remains a secret, but Samsung is expected to divulge those details during its Galaxy Unpacked event on February 11. This event will be livestreamed on various channels.