Samsung Announces the Galaxy Z Flip Folding Phone, Will Release It This Week

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Samsung Announces the Galaxy Z Flip Folding Phone, Will Release It This Week

Despite what it sounds like, Galaxy Z isn’t some early ‘80s arcade game. The Galaxy Z Flip is actually the brand new folding phone from Samsung, which was unveiled earlier today at the company’s Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event. And unlike previous folding phones, the Galaxy Z has a crucial new innovation: an entirely glass screen. Instead of the plastic screen of the Galaxy Fold, which just came out five months ago, the Galaxy Z Flip has a sturdier, more durable screen. Just be careful about dropping it.

Since numbers are crucial to tech, here are a bunch of them. The new phone comes with an OLED display that’s 6.7 inches and an aspect ratio that’s 21.9:9. There’s a much smaller display on the front so that you can still see what’s happening when the phone is folded up. It has a couple of 12 megapixel cameras, with both regular and wide angles, and a 10 megapixel selfie camera above the screen. (So yes: photos of yourself will look two entire megapixels different than ones taken with the front-facing camera.) The RAM weighs in at 8GB, it’s got 256GB of storage, and runs on a Snapdragon 855 Plus.

But the most important numbers of all, of course, are $1380 and Feb. 14. That’s what it’ll cost and when it’ll be out. So you’ve got… three days to start saving up, if you just have to get this hot little number in your pocket.

Samsung dropped a bunch of other information at Unpacked today, but this second generation folding phone and its almost immediate release was the main draw. And if you want to get a better look at it, here’s an official video that Samsung released earlier today.

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