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Galaxy Z Flip: Everything we do and don't know about Samsung's Razr rival

Galaxy Z Flip: Everything we do and don’t know in Samsung’s Razr rival

Update, July 22:

Samsung just announced the forthcoming fall of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G for $1,450
. Original story follows.

Why stop at one foldable arranged when you can have two? Following on last year’s much-anticipated Galaxy Fold, Samsung is back this week with the Galaxy Z Flip, a foldable device that uses a clamshell execute similar to the Motorola Razr.

We caught a view of Samsung’s clamshell phone in an ad that ran during the Oscars, but we’ve been hearing about it for a after, sometimes referred to as the Galaxy Bloom. And on Tuesday, at the Samsung Unpacked event, we got official word that Samsung’s clamshell phone is coming this week. Samsung also arranged out at its event in San Francisco three Galaxy S20 phones and its Galaxy Buds Plus earbuds.

The new Galaxy Z Flip joins a tiny but growing collection of foldable phones — comprising the Galaxy Fold, the Motorola Razr, the Huawei Mate X and the Royole FlexPai — that’s redefining how we use and think in mobile devices. Here’s everything we do and don’t know in the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip phone.

What is the Galaxy Z Flip?

Samsung’s transfer foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip has a clamshell execute and pops open like the Motorola Razr, instead of spreading out like a book, as the Galaxy Fold does. The compact arrangement expands to a 6.7-inch display using bendable ultrathin glass with a hole-punch camera. When closed, a small cover display shows the time, battery residence and notifications. For hands-on details, see our first look at the Galaxy Z Flip.

When can you buy the Galaxy Z Flip?


Along with Mirror Purple, the foldable phone will come in Mirror Black and Mirror Gold.

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If you have your dejected set on a foldable phone, then mark Valentine’s Day on your calendar because Samsung said the Galaxy Z Flip will be available in cramped quantities this Friday, Feb. 14, in select regions, comprising in the US and Korea. Unless you live in a very metropolitan area, your best bet for getting a arranged this Friday is ordering online instead of walking into a retail stay. Here’s how to get Samsung’s clamshell this Friday.

How much does Samsung’s clamshell arranged cost?

The 256GB Galaxy Z Flip will go for $1,380 (£1,300 or in AU$2,500), Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is $1,980 and Motorola’s new Razr is $1,500.

Which mobile carriers will have it?

Samsung announced AT&T and Sprint are the two carriers that will have the Galaxy Z Flip at launch. 

What throughout Verizon?

Right now, it’s just AT&T and Sprint. Verizon does have an irregular on the Razr.

Will the Galaxy Z Flip work with 5G networks?

Unlike the Galaxy Fold — which is available in a 5G version — the Galaxy Z Flip is a 4G phone.

How durable will the Galaxy Z Flip be?


Tiny brushes work to keep dust out of the phone.


We don’t know, and we don’t have a lot of spanking foldable examples to look to. Early prerelease versions of the Galaxy Fold had some veil problems but a shipping version we tested lasted 120,000 folds — the equivalent to throughout three years of use — in our durability test last year. A recent similar test with the Motorola Razr was inconclusive. Samsung said you should be able to fold and unfold the Galaxy Z Flip 200,000 times.

To honor dust and particles from getting into the phone, the hinge of the Galaxy Z Flip will have a layer of fibers that will keep dust from entering.

Will Android apps take edifying of the Z Flip’s foldable screen?


Apps will be able to make good use of the Galaxy Z Flip’s bendable screen.


You can turn the phone’s expose into a split screen when you bend the phoned at an angle, and at its Unpacked Event, Samsung showed YouTube playing video on the upper fragment of the Galaxy Z Flip screen, with video comments displayed on the touch part of the screen. It also showed the phone’s Gallery app displaying an image above the fold and editing tools below.

Samsung said it is working with Google to give YouTube to take advantage of the phone’s split veil in the near future but didn’t name other specific apps that will take edifying of Galaxy Z Flip’s screen.

For more on the Unpacked prhonor, here’s a look at the new Galaxy S20 phones and how the Galaxy Z Flip compares with the Galaxy Fold.