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Samsung will hold one of its Unpacked events on Feb. 11, when the company is widely expected to announce its Galaxy S20 lineup of smartphones. But that’s not the only thing Samsung will announce at the event.
From the number of leaks and rumors, we’re almost certain Samsung will announce its second phone with a foldable display. It’s not the, but more of a direct competitor to the new Motorola Razr.
Here’s everything we know so far about Samsung’s next foldable phone, including name, price, and specifications.
What will it be called?
- Not the Galaxy Fold 2
- Rumors point to Galaxy Z Flip
According to XDA Developers contributor Max Weinbach, who has revealed pretty much everything there is to know about the Galaxy S20, Samsung’s second foldable phone will be called the Galaxy Z Flip.
Release date and price
- Feb. 11 announcement
- WinFuture reports Feb. 14 availability
- €1,500 ($1,650)
Samsung will use the S20’s Unpacked event to also announced the Galaxy Z Flip.
WinFuture is reporting that it expects the Z Flip will be available in Europe starting Feb. 14, for around €1,500 ($1,650).
That’s around the same price as the new Motorola Razr, and lower than the price of the original Galaxy Fold.
What does it look like?
- It’s a clamshell phone, with a large screen on the inside
- There’s a small display on the outside, next to the camera
The Galaxy Z Flip looks unique, at least that’s how I’d describe it based on the leaked renders and pictures. When it’s closed, it reminds me of the BlackBerry Passport’s overall shape, more of a square than a rectangle.
When it’s opened, however, it looks more or less like a traditional smartphone with a large 6.7-inch display. On the back of the phone, next to the camera, is a small 1.06-inch display that can be used to monitor incoming messages, or as a viewfinder for taking a picture with the phone still closed.
Specifications and features
- 6.7-inch HD display
- Dual rear camera setup
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
In addition to plenty of renders of the Galaxy Z Flip, WinFuture also has a list of specifications it expects Samsung will announce next month.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Operating system: Android 10 with Samsung One UI 2
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
- Main display: 6.7-inch 2636 x 1080 FHD Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O
- Front display: 1.06-inch Super AMOLED always-on
- Storage: 256GB
- Memory: 8GB
- Rear cameras: 12-megapixel f/1.8 and 12-megapixel ultra-wide f/2.2
- Front camera: 10-megapixel f/2.4
- Battery: 3,300mAh
Perhaps more important than what’s inside the phone is the new “Ultra Thin Glass” that WinFuture is reporting Samsung will use. The new glass is supposed to perform better than the screen on the Galaxy Fold, which should provide some peace of mind and reassurance to those willing to spend over $1,500 on a foldable smartphone.
Again, until Samsung takes the stage and formally announces the Galaxy Z Flip or the Galaxy S20, all this information should be treated as rumors. That said, if the Galaxy Z Flip leaks are accurate, it sure looks like it’ll be one heck of a Galaxy Fold follow-up. Slightly more affordable, and a form factor that I think makes a ton of sense for a foldable display. Although, ZDNet’s Matthew Miller disagrees.