We’ve heard the rumors and seen the links, but on Sunday Samsung showed off itsphone officially for the first time — at the Academy Awards, of all places. An ad playing early in the Oscars night show the Galaxy Z Flip in action (though it didn’t actually name the phone), folding like Moto’s new Razr, but was , Samsung’s New York launch for the phone that’ll take place on Tuesday.
The 15-second ad showed the Flip Z first as a camera, with the bottom half of the folding display housing the picture-taking interface and the top half of the screen showing the the image about to be captured. It then moved onto the Flip Z’s video-calling capabilities, showing two totally not models chatting through a FaceTime-like feature. How do folding screens improve video calls? We may find out Tuesday.
The Galaxi Flip Z is rumored to have a 6.7-inch folding display, dual 12-megapixel cameras on the rear (one regular, one ultrawide), two batteries and to run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor..
Tuesday’s Unpacked event won’t just see the Flip Z’s true unveiling. The company is also expected to launch a trio of Galaxy S20 phones, replacing what would normally have been called the Galaxy S11 phones. The biggest addition to the new phones is 5G support along with a 120Hz refresh rate OLED screen (matching the Asus ROG Phone 2) and a new 108-megapixel camera. At least, that’s what the rumors say.
After only three significant devices in 2019, foldable phones still teeter on the edge of futuristic fancy and reality. The Galaxy Flip Z looks to take on, which went on sale ( ) last week. Samsung is leading the pack in terms of output, with the Flip Z being the company’s second folding phone after last year’s Galaxy Fold. That phone was an uber-luxury device, selling for $1,980 (£2,000, AU$2,950). The Flip Z is rumored to be slightly cheaper — but we’ll find out in a few days for sure.
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