Samsung Galaxy Z Flip announced in the Philippines, priced

Clamshells are making comebacks!

In addition to the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung also launched its first vertically-folded smartphone called the Galaxy Z Flip.

The form factor that almost everyone rocked in the 2000s is making a comeback, this time with touch-enabled displays and more cameras and features to boot. The Z Flip sports an Infinity Flex display, similar to last year’s Galaxy Fold.

This time, Samsung made a lot of changes to make it more compact. There’s the new folding orientation which makes you feel like holding a clamshell phone. A secondary display at the back shell displays notifications when closed. The insides now offer zero-gap, thanks to a new ultra-thin glass technology that uses nylon fibers to keep the dirt away.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip specs:

  • Two displays:
    6.7-inch FHD+Dynamic AMOLED 21.9:9 Infinity Flex Display, 2636 x 1080 px
    1.1-inch Super AMOLED cover display, 300 x 112 px
  • 2.95GHz octa-core chip (7nm 64-bit)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • Dual-rear cameras:
    12MP f/1.8 Super Speed Dual Pixel AF,
    — OIS, HDR10+ recording
    12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide
  • 10MP f/2.4 1.22 um front camera
  • Dual-SIM (eSIM + Nano)
  • 4G LTE Cat. 16, 2×2 MIMO, 5CA, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
  • USB Type-C, NFC, Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted), Face Recognition
  • Mono Speaker
  • Dolby Atmos for Bluetooth earphones
  • Samsung One UI 2.0 (Android 10)
  • 3,300mAh dual-battery
    Fast charging,
    Wireless Charging
    Wireless Reverse Charging
  • Colors in the Philippines: Mirror Purple, Mirror Black

Samsung still has a selfie camera inside whenever you need to take a selfie (either semi-folded or fully opened), and a dual rear camera setup outside. There are two sets of batteries that make up to 3300mAh. That’s not very flagship-esque in this era, but is a given considering the form factor it has.

The Galaxy Z Flip will be available in the Philippines in limited quantities for Php 79,990 starting February 21, 2020. There’s also a Thom Browne Limited Edition variant, with the designer’s signature colors in view. This one, though, will be unraveled more in the upcoming Fashion Week.

Carl Lamiel
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