Samsung’s foldable phone aka Galaxy Z Flip is reported to sport a clamshell-like foldable design. In the latest leaked images, the phone can be seen from all angles, revealing the hinge, the foldable display, and the camera placements. The device has surfaced in two colour options – Black and Purple – however, more colours could be unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event on the 11th of February. Detailed specifications, pricing, and availability of the phone have also been leaked.
Tipster Evan Blass and WinFuture have published the official-looking renders of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone. These renders indicate that the phone can be folded vertically in the middle like traditional flip phones. It is seen to carry dual rear cameras and an Infinity-O display with the selfie camera cutout placed in the centre. The display is protected by a thin glass that reportedly brings significant improvements in flexible screen durability, and there’s also a visible protruding bezel surrounding the display to protect it further. The renders show that the speaker grille and USB Type-C port are situated at the bottom edge, the fingerprint sensor is seen on the side, and a small second screen can be seen on the outer shell as well.
The Galaxy Z Flip is expected to run on Android 10-based One UI 2.0, and feature a 6.7-inch (1080×2636 pixels) Infinity Flex screen with HDR10+ and 22:9 aspect ratio. With the help of the hinge, the phone can be freely opened at an angle between 70 to 110 degrees. As mentioned, there is a second external display that is just 1.06-inch (116×300 pixels) in size with a Super AMOLED panel and Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The always-on display is meant for showing time and notifications.
The Galaxy Z Flip could also be powered by the Snapdragon 855+ SoC, paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The report says that there will be no microSD card support. As for cameras, the foldable device is seen to sport two cameras at the back with a main 12-megapixel f/1.8 shooter, and another 12-megapixel camera with 123 degree field of view and a f/2.2 aperture. Up front, the Galaxy Z Flip is tipped to sport a 10-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and autofocus support.
The phone is reported to integrate a two-part battery with a total capacity of 3,300mAh. It is listed to support 15W charging and up to 9W wireless charging support as well. The phone is reported to weigh 183 grams, and measure 7.2mm thick when opened.
In terms of pricing and availability, the Galaxy Z Flip is expected to be available in Europe from the 14th of February 14 next with a price tag of EUR 1,500 (approximately R25 000).