We now have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Samsung’s upcoming foldable smartphone. Countless reports have provided a steady stream of information about the Galaxy Z Flip, which is what Samsung is now expected to call its first clamshell foldable phone.
While the display material is going to be different than that of the Galaxy Fold, it won’t be crease-less. That’s not something which is going to bother most users, though, as it’s not that hard to get used to it.
Galaxy Z Flip will use the more durable ultra-thin glass, though
Word from Twitter-based tipsters is that the Galaxy Z Flip is going to have a capacitive fingerprint sensor. What that means is that there’s going to be an actual physical sensor on the side of the device, much like the one present on the Galaxy Fold. It seems that the foldable display technology isn’t advanced enough yet to support an in-display sensor.
Samsung will be using its ultra-thin glass to secure the 6.7-inch flexible Dynamic AMOLED display. We previously reported that the Galaxy Z Flip might have the unique ability to let users open and fix its screen at any angle. That’s really going to be something that sets it apart from competitors like the new Motorola Razr.
The handset is also said to feature dual 12-megapixel wide and ultra-wide cameras, an earlier report had also highlighted the possibility that the Galaxy Z Flip may not get the 108-megapixel camera that we’ll see on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The new foldable phone’s additional features include 15W fast wired charging, wireless charging and Wireless PowerShare.
As we’ve seen in leaked images of the Galaxy Z Flip, its tiny external display will be good for checking information like notifications, battery status and more. It’s also claimed that it will be possible to use this display as a viewfinder so that the rear camera can be used for selfies. This is something we’ve been hoping Samsung does for the original Galaxy Fold too.
Samsung won’t be saying anything about the Galaxy Z Flip officially until February 11 when it unveils the device on stage at the Unpacked event. That’s finally when we’ll get to know when it plans on actually releasing the Galaxy Z Flip.