Snapdragon 855+ & Ultra Thin Glass
This article shall be recurrently up to date with new data on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip (it is a preview article) â€” both official teasers and credible leaks, rumors, and insider claims â€” because it turns into obtainable within the run-up to the discharge of the upcoming Android smartphone. The final replace was made on January 29.
Samsung is planning to announce its second foldable smartphone within the close to future. Based on the information now we have at this level, that telephone shall be known as the Galaxy Z Flip. This would be the companyâ€™s first clamshell foldable smartphone, a tool that folds vertically. The very first foldable handset that the corporate introduced, the Galaxy Fold, folded horizontally. The Galaxy Z Flip can even look sleeker general, although weâ€™ll discuss that in a while.
Weâ€™ve been seeing each rumors and leaks concerning this smartphone for fairly a while now. The system is anticipated to launch together with the Galaxy S20 sequence, a couple of 12 months after the Galaxy Foldâ€™s arrival. The Galaxy Fold was introduced alongside the Galaxy S10 sequence again in February 2019.
The Z Flip is not going to be a direct successor to the Galaxy Fold. The Galaxy Fold 2 is rumored to reach in H1 as nicely, however after the Galaxy Z Flip. We donâ€™t know a lot about that telephone at this level, however will probably be a direct successor to the â€˜Foldâ€™, and a real flagship smartphone. That being stated, letâ€™s give attention to the Galaxy Z Flip, and what information now we have about that telephone at this level to incorporate on this preview.
It appears to be like like an everyday telephone, nevertheless it folds
A ton of Galaxy Z Flip data surfaced up to now, and that features the phoneâ€™s renders. The phoneâ€™s renders surfaced to disclose virtually the whole lot there may be to disclose in relation to the phoneâ€™s design. The Galaxy Z Flip shall be precisely what we anticipated, a telephone with a show digital camera gap and two cameras on the again.
The system will function a centered show digital camera gap, identical to the upcoming Galaxy S20 sequence of units. It can have comparatively skinny bezels, however on high of them, youâ€™ll get some plastic or rubber, it appears. That materials is used to guard the phoneâ€™s show when folded. If you check out the bottom-left and proper components of the entrance facet of this telephone, youâ€™ll discover that it options some further safety for folding.
The system will fold proper down the center, as you’ll be able to see within the supplied renders. The telephone shall be made out of metallic and glass, and it’ll embody two cameras on the again. Those cameras shall be horizontally-aligned, and subsequent to them, on the correct, youâ€™ll discover a extremely tiny show.
On the right-hand facet of the telephone, all of its bodily buttons may be situated. The quantity up, down, and energy / lock buttons are positioned there. A fingerprint scanner can even be positioned on the correct. A three.5mm headphone jack isn’t included on this package deal, whereas the Type-C USB port is situated on the backside. Next to that port, youâ€™ll discover a loudspeaker grille. A SIM card tray shall be accessible from the left-hand facet of this handset.
It can have high-end specs, however not the newest Snapdragon SoC
The Galaxy Z Flip is anticipated to ship with the Snapdragon 855+ SoC (worldwide). That is Qualcommâ€™s flagship processor for 2019, and it has been succeeded by the Snapdragon 865. There are a number of the reason why Samsung could have opted for that chip. The Galaxy Z Flip growth began fairly a while in the past, so maybe the corporate didn’t wish to fiddle with a brand new chip when the Snapdragon 865 turned obtainable to them. On the flip facet, the Galaxy Z Flip shall be extra reasonably priced as a result of it doesnâ€™t embody the Snapdragon 865.
In addition to the Snapdragon 855+, and a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED show, the telephone is anticipated to incorporate loads of RAM, 8GB, if the rumor is correct. On high of 8GB of RAM, the Galaxy Z Flip can even embody 256GB of UFS three.zero flash storage (non-expandable). Android 10 will come pre-installed on the telephone, together with Samsungâ€™s customized UI, One UI 2.
In phrases of its battery, the Z Flip is reported to sport a three,300mAh battery. That battery will assist 15W quick charging, whereas wi-fi charging can also be anticipated to be included (9W). Reverse wi-fi charging could also be part of the providing as nicely, however weâ€™re nonetheless unsure.
A 12-megapixel principal digital camera shall be used, not a 108-megapixel one
The Galaxy Z Flip is not going to embody a 108-megapixel principal digital camera on the again. That digital camera is reserved for the Galaxy S20 Ultra, the Galaxy Z Flip can have the identical principal digital camera because the S20 and S20+, although, it appears. That means it should embody a 12-megapixel unit on the again. In truth, it should embody two 12-megapixel cameras on the again.
In addition to a 12-megapixel principal digital camera with an f/1.eight aperture, a secondary ultra-wide digital camera can even be included. That secondary digital camera will ship with an f/2.2 aperture lens (123-degree FoV). Optical picture stabilization shall be included for each cameras, so far as we will inform.
The Z Flip will embody a 10-megapixel digital camera on the entrance, if rumors are to be believed. That would be the similar digital camera that may ship on the entrance of the Galaxy S20 and S20+, nicely, at the least so far as the sensor is anxious. Itâ€™s really the exact same unit that was included on the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Pro. Instead of an f/2.2 aperture lens, it looks as if Samsung will go for an f/2.four aperture lens right here.
Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) show is rumored
What will set this telephone aside from the Galaxy Fold is its show. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is rumored to ship with the Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) show. Yes, you learn that proper, a show made out of glass. The Galaxy Fold included a plastic show, and fairly frankly, it was one of the pronounced weak factors of that telephone. It felt mushy on the contact, and it didnâ€™t look that nice contemplating all that plastic. It appeared a bit bizarre.
Well, the UTG show is meant to not solely really feel higher, however look higher as nicely, and weâ€™re not speaking in regards to the picture high quality. This show can also be anticipated to be extra sturdy than the one earlier than it. Samsung is, nonetheless, rumored to incorporate a plastic layer on high of that cup, simply to guard it much more. All that may cowl a 6.7-inch fullHD+ (2636 x 1080) Dynamic AMOLED show (22:9 facet ratio).
Getting introduced on February 11, happening sale solely three days after that
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will change into official on February 11, together with the Galaxy S20 sequence. The telephone is rumored to go on sale solely three days after that, on February 14, at the least within the US. The system will, allegedly, change into obtainable by way of each AT&T and Sprint from day one. T-Mobile and Verizon will most likely provide the system as nicely, however weâ€™re nonetheless ready for extra data on that.
The telephone was rumored to be obtainable from AT&T solely, as an unique, however that wonâ€™t occur, it appears. The Galaxy Z Flip will launch in 4 colour variants, in accordance with rumors. The telephone shall be obtainable in black, gold, purple, and silver variants. In case youâ€™re questioning how a lot will it value, nicely, itâ€™s rumored to be priced at round $1,500. It will most likely be a bit costlier in Europe, although, as that price ticket shall be introduced in euros.