Samsung rings in the new decade with a sleek combination of cutting-edge technology, innovation and even a hint of early 2000s flip phone nostalgia. Meet the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: an on-the-go solution for hands-free use and tiny purses, packed with all the features one would want for life.
Last year, Samsung forever changed the face of mobile technology when it unveiled the Galaxy Fold. The smartphone was an engineerings marvel that captured the world’s attention with its 4.6-inch display, which could unfold into a 7.3-inch miniature tablet, allowing users to expand their fields of vision in an unprecedented way. Returning to stun the world, the Galaxy Z Flip takes the opposite approach: streamlining user experience into a stylishly compact, palm-sized device that opens like a clamshell into a full-sized phone. But as they say, big things come in small packages.
Measuring 73.6mm across, the Galaxy Z Flip will fit with ease into pockets, bags and even those impractically petite yet beautiful clutches you’ve been waiting to use for a night on the town. Even while closed, the device keeps usability in mind with its 1.1-inch pill-shaped screen displaying time, date and battery percentage. Users may also check notifications by swiping their fingers on the display, as well as answer or reject calls with the same motion. Moreover, with the cover screen, users can see a live preview on the vivid Super AMOLED display when snapping a selfie even without unfolding the phone.
Utilising Samsung’s proprietary bendable Ultra Thin Glass (UTG), the Galaxy Z Flip unfolds seamlessly, while the Hideaway Hinge ensures every flip has fluid, stable motion. Meanwhile, its intuitive One UI allows easy one- handed use of the 6.7-inch Infinity Flex Display. Ensuring you get the most out of your media experience, Samsung also introduces a 21.9:9 aspect ratio for the first time, making it ideal for binging on your favourite movies in cinematic ratio.
Say goodbye to the days of awkwardly searching for a stable perch or selfie stick for that perfect selfie or group shot and say hello to hands-free handiness. Thanks to the unique folding system, Galaxy Z Flip can stay open at various angles and stand entirely on its own without snapping shut just like a laptop. This allows Galaxy Z Flip’s users to be well prepared to take photos from dynamic angles and charmed with the ease of having video chats over Google Duo.
The Flex mode – a custom-made user experience that caters to the Galaxy Z Flip’s forward-folding structure. The display splits into two 4-inch screens when the device is free-standing, allowing for useful multitasking between watching videos on YouTube while perusing comments without disruption.
With a 12MP Ultra Wide Camera and 12MP Wide-angle Camera in the rear, and a 10MP Selfie Camera in front, the Galaxy Z Flip assures high-quality shots. It also records videos at a 16:9 ratio, which is suited for social media platforms – it certainly offers greater ease for vlogging travel diaries and documenting special events. Additionally, an enhanced Night Mode captures strikingly vibrant photos in low-light settings, or dazzling Night Hyperlapse videos. The real delight, however, is in the Single Take function that uses the rear cameras and AI technology to generate multiple pictures and videos, aiming to capture the heart of the moment in a variety of formats at one push of a button.
The Galaxy Z Flip is more than a smartphone; it’s a statement piece of personal style for the fashion-forward. It comes in three trendy colours: a dreamy Mirror Purple, a posh Mirror Black with a bluish tint and a sophisticated Mirror Gold with the lattermost an exclusive also available here. A result of precise manufacturing, the smooth glass finish exterior creates laminations of colour that reflect a prism of hues. Filling a technological gap by offering portability without sacrificing functionality, achieved through exceptional ingenuity and design, the Galaxy Z Flip is a compact beauty in a nutshell – or should one say clamshell.