The highly desirable Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is open for business from 3 April. And before you get carried away with the svelte style – it costs $2199.
In fact, that is not too bad for the level of tech the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip incorporates – but we always caution against buying version 1.0 of anything.
Garry McGregor, Vice President of IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Australia said,
“The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is a statement piece, and we can’t wait to see what Australians do with it.”
- Australian Website here
- Price: $2199
- Colours Mirror Purple or Mirror Black and comes with a flip cover and pre-fitted glass protector
- Availability: Pre-order from Friday, 20 March from Samsung (Website above), Samsung Experience Stores, Optus, Telstra, Vodafone, JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.
- Retail purchase from 3 April.
- Warranty: 2-years
What is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip?
It is a 73.6 x 87.4 x 17.3mm x 183g folding phone that opens to reveal a 6.7”, 2360 x 1080 Dynamic AMOLED display.
It is no slouch under the bonnet either with a Qualcomm 855+ SoC, 8/256GB (no microSD) and a surprisingly good dual 12MP+12MP camera. Add to that Samsung Wireless Fast Charge and PowerShare, and it’s a fully-fledged phone.
The hinge allows open (180°), Flex mode (90°) and down to 40°.
While I don’t want to compare the Motorola Razr (information here) to the Galaxy Z Flip, the specification differences are huge! The Galaxy Flip fits nicely into Samsung’s Galaxy Class with things like a 7nm processor, bigger battery with Wireless and Fast Charge, OIS camera and more. A Galaxy user will be happy with the Z Flip. The price, $2199, it slices the Razr’s price too.
6.7” 2360×1080, Dynamic AMOLED Display (21.9:9) Infinity
AOD, Edge Screen, HDR10+
100% DCI-P3, peak brightness 1100 nits, AMOLED infinite contrast ratio
|Cover Display||1.1” 300×112 Super AMOLED Display|
|Folded||73.6 x 87.4 x 17.3mm (Hinge) – 15.4mm (Sagging)|
|Unfolded||73.6 x 167.3 x 7.2mm – 6.9mm (Screen) x 183g|
|Front Camera||10MP Selfie Camera: F2.4, 1.22μm, FOV: 80 ˚, live focus/videos|
|Rear Dual Camera||
12MP Ultra-Wide Camera: F2.2, 1.12μm, FOV: 123 ˚ PLUS|
12MP Wide-angle Camera: Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8
1.4μm FOV: 78 ˚
OIS, up to 8x digital zoom
Usual Samsung Galaxy AI
[email protected], [email protected]
Qualcomm SD855+ 7 ㎚ 64-bit Octa-Core
2.95GHz + 2.41GHz+ 1.78Ghz
|Memory||8GB RAM with 256GB UFS 3.0 internal storage – no microSD|
3,300 mAh (typical) dual battery|
Fast Charging QC 2.0 compatible via the power cord and wireless (WPC)
|OS||Android 10 and Samsung OneUi (should get 11)|
|4G LTE Network||
LTE Cat.16 Up to 1.0Gbps Download|
LTE Cat.13 Up to 150Mbps Upload
nano-SIM and eSIM
Wi-Fi 5 AC|
Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps) and dual audio
USB-C 3.1 gen 1 and Alt DP
NFC supports pay systems (plus MST)
Location (Dual-band GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
|Sensors||Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor (digital, analogue), Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor|
Lock type: pattern, PIN, password|
Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
Surround sound for Bluetooth and earphones with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)
UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 support
PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD*: DSD64/128
|In the Box||Galaxy Z Flip, Data Cable, 15W Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, USB Connector (OTG), Quick Start Guide, Clear Cover, Earphones (USB Type-C) with sound by AKG|
|Colours||Mirror Purple, Mirror Black|
GadgetGuy’s take – Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the winner in style and specs
This is a folding phone sans compromise. Sure it is expensive, but the statement may be worth the premium.
We have only had a brief hands-on, but we think it is pretty good.
You can see the teardown here.