The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is full of high-end specs and features – but most importantly it sees a return to the iconic flip design, so you can end a call with a satisfying snap. With two screens that merge into one and the ability to fold fully in half, this handset is conveniently pocket-sized, without compromising on tech. We take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip in more detail right here.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Design and Display
The standout feature of this handset has to be the 6.7-inch screen with Infinity Flex display technology. Made of Samsung’s brand new Ultra-Thin Glass, the screen is completely foldable, but this phone’s positions aren’t limited to open and closed; the cutting-edge hinge design allows you to prop your screen open at 90 degrees in Flex Mode. The two halves of the folding display can function either together or separately, which means you can text someone back while you’re watching YouTube, or leave Spotify open when you take a selfie – the combinations are endless.
When unfolded, the handset is bezel-free with an optimal edge-to-edge display. The Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED screen offers vivid colour technology with inbuilt blue light reduction, so whether you’re gaming on the go or streaming your favourite shows, you’ll enjoy a cinematic viewing experience.
The Galaxy Z Flip also has a super small second screen – the 1.1-inch Super AMOLED display sits just next to the rear camera. Activated by a double tap on the cover display, this convenient feature will light up with the date, time and battery level, but it can also give you a preview of your notifications, or function as caller ID.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Camera
While this handset may fold up small, the dual camera system on the rear of the Galaxy Z Flip packs a punch, being comprised of one 12MP Ultra Wide lens, which can shoot at 123 degrees, situated alongside a second 12MP wide-angle lens. Budding photographers can experiment with 8x digital zoom to really home in on the details, and play around with thirty different specialised camera modes using the Scene Optimiser feature; these include the likes of Food, Panorama, Live Focus and Pro.
Samsung’s Flaw Detection makes sure you’re never stuck with a dud shot, as it detects issues like blurring or a finger in the frame, and prompts you to take another. Videographers won’t be disappointed either – the phone can record in HDR10+, and achieve stunning results with the Night Hyperlapse setting too.
As the Galaxy Z Flip can hold its position at multiple angles, you can prop your handset open and enjoy hands-free video calling with loved ones, as well as a whole new perspective for taking selfies. Just rest your handset on a surface and adjust the angle to your liking, then you can snap a selfie without ever overstretching your arm.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Power and Battery
The Z Flip comes set up with Android 10 – the latest operating system which promises a range of fresh features, including Dark Theme, new and improved parental controls and Incognito mode for Google Maps, to name just a few. The octa-core processor is well-equipped to handle its ability to
run two apps simultaneously, so there’s no need to worry about draining your battery.
Impressively downsized to fit into this super compact handset, there’s a 3,330 mAh dual battery behind the scenes. Samsung’s Fast Charging is available both via USB cable and wireless charging, so you’ll be powered up again in no time.
Another handy feature on this handset is Wireless PowerShare, which allows you to lend or borrow a little charge from a neighbouring smartphone, providing that it’s Qi-enabled. It couldn’t be easier to do; once you’ve activated PowerShare, just place two handsets back to back to transfer some battery.