By: Nick Gambino
Samsung seems hellbent on getting the foldable phone right. We’ve been hearing rumors about the Galaxy Z Flip for a while, but now we’ve finally got a look at what the vertical folding phone will look like.
Thanks to German tech site WinFuture, this is the first glimpse at the Samsung follow-up to the Galaxy Fold. In the leaked images we see not only multiple views of the phone from different angles but also a full spec sheet that tells us everything we’ll get with the modern flip phone.
As many of us could have predicted, the phone isn’t trying to sell you on its internal specs and ability to perform advanced maneuvers in your hands. Rather, Samsung seems to be banking on consumers buying it as a stylistic choice. Retro is in and the idea that you can have a modern phone that plays on the nostalgia of the early 2000s flip phone is enough for some to shell out extra bucks for.
If this leak is to be believed (and it seems pretty solid), expect a 6.7-inch screen and a 22:9 aspect ratio OLED display with 1080p resolution and folding capabilities (obviously). The display will include an Ultra-Thin Glass screen, replacing the problematic plastic panel seen on the Fold and offering more protection than that phone display.
There’s a smaller display on the outside that’ll allow you to see notifications and the time when the phone is folded shut.
The guts, as I stated earlier, aren’t impressive, but they’ll get the job done. It’ll include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor as well as 8GB RAM and a resident 256GB of storage.
Samsung seems to be putting a little more effort into the camera, or the 3 cameras to be exact. The triple camera set-up will include a 12MP lens, a 12MP ultra wide-angle lens and a 10MP camera for selfies on the inside.
Other rumors suggest we should see the Galaxy Z Flip sometime in February with a price tag north of $1,000. We’ll see if these leaked images and specs hold up when it’s officially released. We’ll also see how many people are willing to pay that much for a flip phone with basic functionality.