Samsung’s next foldable phone that has generically been referred to as the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 has now been confirmed to be dubbed Galaxy Z Flip.
The name seems to pay homage to the switch from the hamburger fold to the clamshell as the clamshell when half-opened does form a portion of the letter ‘Z’.
The device is expected to launch next month at along with the company’s new flagship Samsung S20 (formerly referred to as S11).
The main internal display sports the Samsung “Infinity Flex” screen technology and comes in at 6.7-inches with a resolution of 2630 x 1080. A centered hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera fitted on a tall 22:9 aspect ratio. Support for HDR10+ is on board. A feature dubbed called “Ultra Thin Glass” allows for substantially better durability compared to the Galaxy Fold’s fragile plastic display.
When folded, Z Flip sports a secondary 1.06-inch Super AMOLED display on the front cover that also serves as the “Always On” display, incoming notifications, and other relevant information like the weather and Samsung Health’s report. In-camera terms, Samsung’s offering two 12MP cameras — one of which has a 123-degree field-of-view.
Behind-the-hood, the Galaxy Z Flip ships all the flagship specs you’d expect. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855+ is powering the show, 8GB of RAM should allow for smooth multitasking, and you get 256GB of internal storage (no microSD card support here).
The 3,300 mAh total battery capacity does seem on the low-end of things for a 2020 flagship, but Samsung’s likely dealing with space constraints given the design of the Z Flip. It’s also worth mentioning that we aren’t expecting 5G support, which should be a common feature for most premium phones launching this year.