Samsung Galaxy Z Flip - quadratic, practical, expensive, true

Samsung's new bending Galaxy Z Flip, as expected, received the “powder box” form factor. Not that it is revolutionary new, but, as the first surveyors found out, is quite convenient.

Expanded Galaxy Z Flip is almost nothingdifferent from any other modern shovel: screen diagonal 6.7 ″, aspect ratio 9:22. Dynamic AMOLED screen, resolution 1080 × 2636. From fans to remove unnecessary, so crippled the first Galaxy Fold, stripping off one of the layers of the screen from it, protection is provided - a side closes it on the sides.

In the transport position, the device is almost square andmoderately thick - typical “Quadratisch. Praktisch. Gut. " Fits perfectly in pockets. In order not to once again open the smartphone for little need (time to look, check for notifications), there is an additional screen outside. The screen, more precisely - it is very small, 1.1-inch. What does not stop him from being touch and having a high resolution of 291 ppi. The Super AMOLED screen supports Always On, which in this case is logical and useful. Also, an additional screen can be used to take a selfie with the main camera.

Hinge design allows Galaxy Z Fliptake another form - a la laptop. In this position, when placed on a flat surface, the smartphone automatically enters Flex mode, in which the vertically located part of the screen is used for viewing, and the horizontal one for control. Since the smartphone is also fragile, it is especially convenient for photo and video shooting. Especially in cases where the presence of a tripod would not hurt. Special thanks to the creators of the smartphone for such an opportunity will be said by those who will use the “night mode”, offering to take a series of 14 pictures in 4 minutes and then combine them into a bright and clear photo. It’s impossible to take it off hand.

There are other scenarios for using such a notebook format, which also add plus models to the piggy bank. The screen can be fixed at different angles.

A clamshell smartphone, and even a glossy one,really looking like a powder box, it looks “girlish” and is initially perceived as an expensive and not very serious toy. Nevertheless, his filling is flagship. This is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal flash memory (without expandability). Whether so much is needed is another question, but at least such performance characteristics make the idea of ​​the price of the device somewhat more psychologically-comfortable. In the Russian market, it is offered for 119990 rubles, so far you can pre-order, but you won’t have to wait long, you can get your smartphone in a couple of days.

What else is worth mentioning?

Cameras are traditionally high quality. Samsung / arranged the pursuit of megapixels in a different lineup, so there are two 12 MP each: the main one with an aperture of f / 1.8, large pixels of 1.40μm and optical stabilization and wide-angle (123 °). Front camera 10 MP.

The battery is of moderate capacity - 3300 mAh. Well, alas, it didn’t fit more stupidly. There is 15W fast charge, wireless charging is supported.

NFC support is. There is even a barometer. The fingerprint scanner, by the way, is placed on its side.

There is no 5G support, but this should not confuse the Russian user.

Water protection is not provided - this is for users of Samsung’s flagships, so that out of habit, they don’t dunk tea.

Main features of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip:

ScreenDynamic AMOLED, 6.7 ″, 1080 × 2636, 425 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
Add. screen Super AMOLED, 1.1 ″, 112 × 300, 291 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, Gorilla Glass 6
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 855+
2.95 GHz, 1 x Kryo 485 Gold (Cortex-A76), 3 x Kryo 485 Gold (Cortex-A76), 4 x Kryo 485 Silver (Cortex-A55), Adreno 640
Memory: RAM 8 GB, ROM 256 GB, no memory card
Mobile Internet LTE cat.16 DL 1050 Mbps, LTE cat.13 UL 150 Mbps
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1-5,7,8,12,13,17-20,25,26,28,32,38-41
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Li-Pol Battery, 3300 mAh, 15W Fast Charging, Wireless Charging
Dimensions87.4 x 73.6 x 17.3 mm
Weight 183 g
Rear Camera: Dual, Flash, Auto Focus

- 12 MP, f / 1.8, 78 °, 1.40μm, OIS

- 12 MP, wide-angle, f / 2.2, 123 °, 1.12μm
front camera: 10 MP, f / 2.4, 80 °, 1.22μm
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 10, One UI 2.0
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Barometer, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (on the side), Hall, NFC
USBType-C v2.0

A few videos with first impressions (a lot of reviews and videos on the device’s page in the catalog)

Tatyana Kobelskaya