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Samsung introduces the Galaxy Z Flip smartphone

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Jenna Delport
Jenna Delport
I’m a tech writer, world traveller, avocado-eater and dog lover, not always in that order.

Samsung unveiled its next-generation foldable device – the Galaxy Z Flip – at the Unpacked 2020 event in San Fransico. The first official look shows off the device’s compact shape, exterior notification panel and impressive foldable screen display.

In recent months, rumours teased the first-ever foldable glass display combined with a unique UX set to offer a whole new mobile experience – something that Samsung has been eager to pioneer.

Here’s a closer look at the device:


The Galaxy Z Flip is bold and stylish – designed for those who see cutting-edge technology as a way to express themselves. Samsung mobile chief, TM Roh even says that the launch is part of the company’s mission to “define a new era” of mobile technology.

Engineered with first-of-its-kind foldable glass, the Galaxy Z Flip literally bends the laws of physics and features a 6.7-inch display with 2,636 x 1,080 resolution and a 1.06-inch 300 x 116 notification panel on the front.

Designed with an innovative Hideaway Hinge and custom-built UX, the Galaxy Z Flip provides elegant new ways to capture, share and experience content – all hands-free.

Compact and portable when folded, the Galaxy Z Flip features an innovative freestop folding system that enables the device to stay open at a range of angles.

Internally the device is powered by a Snapdragon 855+ processor and comes standard with 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and a 3,300mAh battery.

The Galaxy Z Flip sports two 12mp lens – wide and ultra-wide – making up the rear camera while the front is fitted with a 10mp punch-hole selfie camera.

It comes in a range of colours; Mirror Black, Mirror Purple and Mirror Gold and will be available in limited stock in South Africa from 22 February 2020.

Edited by Jenna Delport
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