Samsung’s Latest Mobile Phone: The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
If you miss the old days of flip phones but enjoy the conveniences of the modern smartphone, you’re going to be excited about Samsung’s newest flip phone, announced at the inaugural Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 Event.
Boasting a foldable glass display (the first of its kind), the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hopes to revive the classic design of an old school clamshell phone with a futuristic spin. But that’s just the beginning—other features include:
- Dual batteries made to last longer and charge faster
- 4K video recording capabilities
- A responsive display
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Launch and Preorder Dates
While preorder dates for carriers are yet to be announced, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will be available for purchase in Canada on February 21st direct from Samsung.
Currently the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is only available from Samsung directly, from the launch date.
Only TELUS mentions the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip directly on their site for the time being, but we anticipate that the other top-tier carriers, Bell and Rogers, will also have the phone in stock on launch date.
If made available from main carriers, the Galazy Z Flip should be available with the following payment options:
- Paying the full price upfront
- Monthly installments (financing)
Since the Galaxy Z Flip is on the more expensive side, monthly payments may be the best option so you’re spending close to $2,000 in one go.
Samsung Z Flip Specifications
|Phone Model||Samsung Galaxy Z Flip|
|Main Display||6.7”; Dynamic AMOLED; 1080 x 2636|
|Cover Display||1.1”; Super AMOLED; 112 x 300|
|CPU||Snapdragon 855+ octa-core|
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip vs. Other Foldable Phones
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip isn’t the first foldable phone to hit the market—in fact, it’s not even the first from Samsung! You might remember Samsung’s first attempt at a new age flip phone, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which was somewhat of a failure.
Then last year, Motorola announced a new foldable Razr (yet to be available in Canada), which set the tone for other manufacturers. But how do these phones compare to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip?
|Phone Model||Samsung Galaxy Z Flip||Motorola Razr||Samsung Galaxy Fold|
|Main Display||6.7”; Dynamic AMOLED; 1080 x 2636||6.2”; Foldable P-OLED;|
876 x 2142
|7.3”; Dynamic AMOLED; 2152 x 1536|
|Cover Display||1.1”; Super AMOLED; 112 x 300||2.7”; G-OLED Display; 600 x 800||4.6”; Super AMOLED; 720 x 1680|
|Battery Size||3300mAh||2510mAh||LTE Model: 4380mAh|
5G Model: 4235mAh
|CPU||Snapdragon 855+||Snapdragon 710||Snapdragon 855|
|Front Camera(s)||10MP||5MP||1st: 10MP |
|Back Camera(s)||12MP||16MP||1st: 16MP|
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip vs. The Samsung Galaxy Fold
Widely regarded as an unsuccessful venture, the Samsung Galaxy Fold was Samsung’s first foldable smartphone released in Canada on December 6, 2019.
The difference in the type of material used may ultimately be what separates the Galaxy Z Flip from suffering the same fate as its predecessor. Where the Samsung Galaxy Fold used a thin and brittle plastic for their screens, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip uses a bendable, more durable glass that’s made to last over 200,000 folds.
With a customizable folding angle and a smaller, sleeker display, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has a convenient design that lets you optimize and control your experience. Sweeper technology located inside the hinge also ensures that your phone has a stronger resistance to dust and water. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has a lot going for it, and with these specifications, it’s bound to make a bigger impact on the market than the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip vs. The Motorola Razr
When it comes down to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and the Motorola Razr—another foldable smartphone set to release this year—the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the clear winner.
It’s not just about the plastic of the Razr versus the bendable glass of the Galaxy Z Flip. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has more storage, more RAM, and a superior processor. While the back camera on the Motorola Razr is slightly better than the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip’s, the front camera of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is twice as powerful as the one on the Motorola Razr.
The Motorola Razr has not been given an official price in Canada yet, but it’s priced at $1,500 in the United States, which is about $2,000 CAD.