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Samsung foldable Galaxy Z Flip: $1,380 for nothing

Dale Davies ▼ | February 14, 2020
Samsung has great electronic experts but they have no idea what to do with their expertise. Galaxy Z Flip is another device that shows what they can do but it's really for nobody.
Samsung Z Flip
Samsung   Samsung unveiled its latest foldable Galaxy Z Flip phone
Samsung Z FlipSamsung unveiled its latest foldable Galaxy Z Flip phone. It’s designed to be a full phone with a 6.7 inch OLED display that folds and shrinks into a much smaller phone. Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy Z Flip on February 14th for $1,380. It includes a clever 1.1 inch OLED cover display that highlights notifications when the device is closed, and you can tap on them to get straight into apps once you unfold it again. You can even use this cover display as a viewfinder for the camera.

Samsung Z FlipThe Galaxy Z Flip weighs 183 grams and inside is Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. Samsung says it’s using an ultra thin glass on its 6.7 inch display, which folds and will last for 200,000 folds. Not too many if you ask us. It’s called the Infinity Flex Display, and includes Samsung’s proprietary bendable Ultra Thin Glass (UTG). There’s no notch or cutout, and Samsung is using 21.9:9 aspect ratio 2636 x 1080, 425ppi.

Samsung Z FlipSamsung has also built a three stop hinge that lets you separately use two halves of the screen when it’s propped up. It works much like a laptop, with a dual CAM mechanism to hold it open at a range of angles. The idea is you can sit the phone on a flat surface and take a selfie with the camera shown on the top portion of the display, and controls on the bottom half of the screen. Nice if you have it on the phone but we're not sure how many people is holding, or will hold, their phone on their desk in front of them to talk.

Samsung Z FlipFront, there’s a 10 megapixel f 2.4 selfie camera, and rear, there’s a dual camera system with a 12 megapixel ultrawide and a regular 12 megapixel wide angle camera. The rear camera system includes the ability to shoot night Hyperlapse videos or low light shots with Samsung’s night mode. This is all nice and cute but for whom it is? If you are nostalgic for an old model of a flip phone you can buy one for a few dollars. Otherwise, $1,380 for this stuff is simply an idiotic move.