Unpacked: Samsung unveils Galaxy Z Flip with foldable glass display

At its annual “Unpacked” event, Samsung Electronics (Samsung) showcased the Galaxy Z Flip, its first foldable glass display with a unique UX. The latest smartphone, designed with Hideaway Hinge and custom-built UX, features a 6.7-inch display that folds into a compact form factor that fits in the palm of a hand.

“At Samsung, we were encouraged by the excitement for the Galaxy Fold. Galaxy Z Flip is an important next step as we look to build the foldable category by bringing to consumers a new form factor, new display and most importantly, a new kind of mobile experience,” said Dr. TM Roh, president and head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.

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Foldable heritage

The first device in the Z series, Galaxy Z Flip folds into the size of a wallet to can easily fit it in a pocket or bag. When opened, its screen size nearly doubles to reveal a 6.7-inch display. Samsung’s First Foldable Glass Display – Galaxy Z Flip features an Infinity Flex Display with Samsung’s proprietary bendable Ultra Thin Glass (UTG). The centered in-display camera cutout at the top also means there’s no notch and no distractions, with Samsung’s first-ever 21.9:9 ratio, so you can enjoy even more of your favorite content such as cinema-ratio 21:9 shows and movies.

Galaxy Z Flip is backed by a dual CAM mechanism and can stay open at a range of angles, like a laptop screen. The Hideaway Hinge system also integrates Samsung’s new sweeper technology, which uses nylon fibers crafted by micro-height-cutting technology to repel dirt and dust.

Night Hyperlapse

“With Galaxy Z Flip’s unique foldable design and user experience, we’re redefining what a mobile device can be, and what it enables consumers to do.”

– Dr. TM Roh, president and head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics

Galaxy Z Flip literally stands on its own. It also offers video recording with a 16:9 ratio perfect for uploads to social media platforms, hands-free or no tripod needed. Capture Night Hyperlapse videos or vivid low light shots with Night mode with no flash needed. When closed, quickly capture one-handed selfies using the rear camera without unfolding.

The Galaxy Z Flip will be available in limited quantities in Mirror Purple and Mirror Black, starting in select markets including the United States and South Korea on Feb. 14, 2020, followed by Mirror Gold in select countries.

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