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Here’s an actual video leak of the Galaxy Z Flip and its satisfying snap

If you thought that the dozens of leaked Galaxy Z Flip press renders didn’t quite give you a good look at the phone, an actual video of Samsung’s next foldable smartphone has now been leaked online.

It’s a very short clip in which we can see someone unfolding the device and then folding it back again. It snaps shut in a rather satisfying way, much like the old flip phones did, so this will take many on a trip down memory lane.

Oh my god that snap!

Almost everything there is to know about the Galaxy Z Flip has been leaked online already. The fact that it was going to have a clamshell form factor was confirmed many months ago. There has also been a steady stream of leaks and rumors about the device.

However, the recent major leak confirmed all of the details about Samsung’s upcoming foldable smartphone. This actual video of the Galaxy Z Flip is a surprising leak, given how closely guarded the original Galaxy Fold was. It’s also surprising given that we have yet to see a similar video for the upcoming Galaxy S20 series.

The hinge makes the device operate quite like the old flip phones. Just slip the tip of your thumb in the space between the two panels and flip open the device. It shuts with a very satisfying snap which means that the hinge has likely been very well engineered. The plastic bumpers on the corners that we saw in the renders are present as well for added protection.

Fans will obviously not be complaining about this leak. There’s considerable anticipation for Samsung’s new foldable smartphone. This video gives us a very brief glimpse of the device’s external 1.0-inch and internal 6.7-inch foldable display. It’s powered on so we get to see a bit of the UI as well.

There’s quite a bit of identifying information on the screen as well, the sort that Samsung uses to track units of unreleased handsets. So the company will be able to trace the owner of this device fairly easily. The leak just highlights the argument that our founder Danny made last week, the company really needs to do something about improving device security prior to the official launch.

Samsung is due to officially unveil the Galaxy Z Flip on February 11 at its Unpacked event in San Francisco. The handset is expected to hit the market on February 14 for around $1,500.

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Mihai M.
Mihai M.

Looking good! I love that snap! 🙂

IMGurmeet Singh
IMGurmeet Singh

Superb

Gunter2
Gunter2

Looks very good. There’s a crease and that would annoy me too much, and though it’s now a thin glass, that glass is still covered by a laminate that will still scratch very easily. The tall aspect is great for reading long articles etc, but not sure how good video will look. It’s still too expensive for the specs and I wouldn’t pay a premium for a plastic screen with a crease in it and no sPen support.

Landon A
Landon A

Extremely cool! However, I find that aspect ratio to be much too tall. I can’t imagine a YouTube video filling that entire screen without cutting off quite a bit of the video.

Landon A
Landon A

It looks like the length of a TV remote!

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Yeah. It’s not for me. I wish it had the slim form of the RAZR but with this design. If I’m going to spend that much on a phone, it has to be perfect. I’ll wait for the rumoured Fold 2.

Rainie
Rainie

My gosh, this thing is adorable. The snap sounds like it would sound good, but I don’t think that camera and microphone do it justice. I love the limo-display, I wonder if the people who hated LG Dual Screen’s external display will have different feelings about it. My favorite part #1 is how amazingly tall it is and how it almost seems to gain another 10%-20% of height. Somehow at least to me, it *looks* more than double the height. It’s very clever design language to have everything tucked in efficiently when folded, and then when unfolded, the unyielding vertical… Read more »

JSH1973
JSH1973

Sounds good alright, but a better look at the crease (if any) would be more important for me.