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°.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Specs

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.

Main Display 6.7” 2360×1080, Dynamic AMOLED Display (21.9:9) Infinity Flex Display
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
HDR10+ recording
Tracking AF
Flash
Usual Samsung Galaxy AI
[email protected], [email protected]
Processor Qualcomm SD855+ 7 ㎚ 64-bit Octa-Core Processor
2.95GHz + 2.41GHz+ 1.78Ghz
Memory 8GB RAM with 256GB UFS 3.0 internal storage – no microSD
Battery 3,300 mAh (typical) dual battery
Fast Charging QC 2.0 compatible via the power cord and wireless (WPC)
Wireless PowerShare
OS Android 10 and Samsung OneUi (should get 11)

Specs continued

4G LTE Network LTE Cat.16 Up to 1.0Gbps Download
LTE Cat.13 Up to 150Mbps Upload
nano-SIM and eSIM
Comms 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
Authentication Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
Audio Mono speaker
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
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

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.