Introducing Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung’s second foldable smartphone
Galaxy Z Flip which was introduced on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (22 Bahman 1398) along with the new Samsung S series family in the city of San Francisco, America, despite the same idea as RAZR 2019, in practice, it is accompanied by certain differences in appearance and occupies a different position in terms of processing. .
The first attractive point about Z Flip is undoubtedly its bendable screen and glass cover on this screen, which is used for the first time in a bendable phone and is more durable and resistant than the plastic covers of screens in this category. It also brings more visual appeal. The flexible screen of this model, just like the Fold, is known as Infinity Flex Display, and the flexible glass on this panel is also called Ultra Thin Glass or UTG.
The internal screen of this model is 6.7 inches with full HD+ resolution in a ratio of 21.9:9 (or 1080 x 2636 pixels), which is like other flagships Samsung is made with Dynamic AMOLED technology. Due to the different aspect ratio used in it, this screen is taller than the usual mobile screens, which will help it to be held better. In the place of the hinge of this screen, effects of creasing are still visible, even when the panel is fully open, but according to eyewitnesses, this creasing is not so much and does not leave a special impact on the unique user experience of this model.
The hinge mechanism of this phone, as one of the most important factors for the perfect functioning of a folding phone, has faced changes compared to the past, which will prevent the entry of dust and pollution into this part. In this mechanism, in the very small area between the hinge and the device, there is a layer of small fibers that direct the dirt and particles that enter this part to the outside.
This screen offers the possibility of being opened and positioned at a desired angle (Flex Mode), in which the screen is divided into two separate parts at the top and bottom, so that the viewing area is at the top and the interaction area is at the top. They are located at the bottom.
This method of use is optimized for internal phone programs and popular applications will also benefit from it. For example, we can refer to YouTube, which, in this case, shows the image content at the top and the section for entering comments at the bottom. This feature can also be used to take a selfie where your image is placed in the upper half and the camera controls are placed at the bottom.
The opening mechanism of this screen is guaranteed to open and close without problems up to 200,000 times, which means that the device will work for more than 5 years if this operation is performed 100 times during the day.
Z Flip from this moment on becomes a smartphone with relatively high specifications and a price beyond the flagship phones, which, of course, compared to its main competitor, Motorola RAZR, despite being placed in a completely higher hardware position, at a lower price has The height of this model in the open state is 167.3 mm, which reaches only 87.4 mm when the phone is closed. The width of this model is less than this and is 73.6 mm, so instead of a full square, we are facing a relatively wide rectangle. Z Flip is also successful in terms of thickness and while its minimum and maximum thickness in the closed state are 15.4 and 17.3 mm respectively, this thickness in the open state is only 6.9 mm at the top of the device and only 7.2 mm in the center at the hinge location. . The weight of this model is 183 grams, which seems a little excessive considering the size of the screen and the battery capacity. For comparison, just know that the Galaxy S20+ with the same 6.7-inch screen with a 4,500mAh battery is only 3 grams heavier than the Z Flip with a 3,300mAh battery!
Above the main screen and in the central punch hole, there is a 10 megapixel camera equipped with automatic focus, which, of course, compared to Samsung’s recent experience in the flagship category, is equipped with a smaller f/2.4 aperture, which is probably better in its performance in darker environments. It has a negative impact.
In the back part of the phone, as it was already specified, two 12 megapixel cameras are used side by side, the main camera has pixels with dimensions of 1.4 microns and its lens aperture is f/1.8. has been The autofocus of this camera is of the Dual Pixel type, and optical image stabilization or OIS is also seen in the list of features. The second camera in this series is a wide model with a field of view of 123 degrees, the lens aperture is f/2.2 and it does not support auto focus.
Next to these two cameras is a small 1.1-inch screen with a resolution of 112 x 300 pixels and is made with Super AMOLED technology. In addition to displaying notifications of programs, received messages and the number or name of the caller, this screen is also useful for taking selfies with the main cameras, where a small view of the image of the external cameras is displayed in this way, and thus you can take better quality selfies with the camera. took the original
Samsung is probably trying to keep the price of the device low compared to its competitor on the one hand and to keep the Z Flip away from a domestic competition with the expensive S20 series phones (especially alaxy S 20 Ultra with a price range close to Z Flip), did not use the latest processing achievements of the mobile world in this phone and equipped it with a chipset Snapdragon 855 Plus will be launched. Of course, this chipset is by no means underpowered and compared to Snapdragon 710 in the Motorola RAZR makes a world of difference in Samsung’s favor. The RAM memory of the phone is declared to be 8 GB and 256 GB of internal memory (apparently non-upgradable) can be seen in it.
Z Flip, like the S20 series, does not have a headset jack, and in its communication department, it also has Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth version 5, quadruple GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/BeiDou routers, NFC connection and a download speed of 1 gigabit per second. We use LTE Cat.16. This phone currently only supports 4G connection and there is no news of 5G version, at least for this moment.
The battery in the Galaxy Z Flip, as mentioned, has a capacity of 3,300 mAh, which is not a very large capacity considering the large screen of the device. A standard 15-watt charger is used to charge this battery, and both wireless charging and reverse wireless charging (Wireless PowerShare) technologies are present in it.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will be available in the market from February 14, 2020 (25 February 2018) with Android 10 operating system and in three colors: Mirror Purple, Mirror Black, and Gold (Mirror Gold) at a price of $1,380. For comparison, it is enough to know that the price considered for Motorola RAZR 2019 was equal to 1,500 dollars.
Samsung also a different version of this model with It has exhibited an attractive design in collaboration with the New York fashion company Thome Browne, which is no different from the original version of the device except for the color, and apparently it will be offered to the market in a limited way from March at an unannounced price.