Samsung launches foldable Galaxy Z phone
Samsung's first foldable glass display, combined with a unique UX, offers a whole new mobile experience.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. On February 11, unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, a new, statement-making foldable smartphone. Galaxy Z Flip is bold and stylish - designed for those who see cutting-edge technology as a way to express themselves. Engineered with first-of-its-kind foldable glass, Galaxy Z Flip bends the laws of physics, and features a 6.7-inch display that folds into a stylish and compact form factor that fits in the palm of your hand.
Designed with an innovative Hideaway Hinge and custom-built UX, Galaxy Z Flip provides elegant new ways to capture, share and experience content. From its stylish design to its flexible camera experience, Galaxy Z Flip opens up a new decade of foldable mobile innovation.
"At Samsung, we were encouraged by the excitement for the Galaxy Fold. Galaxy Z Flip is an important next step as we look to build the foldable category by bringing to consumers a new form factor, new display and most importantly, a new kind of mobile experience," said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. "With Galaxy Z Flip's unique foldable design and user experience, we're redefining what a mobile device can be, and what it enables consumers to do."
The category-defining Galaxy Fold began the foldable era. Now, Galaxy Z Flip is shaping it for a new decade. As the first device in the Z series, Galaxy Z Flip introduces a new device portfolio that reaffirms Samsung's commitment to leading the category, and leveraging technologies and form factors to create foldable experiences that will surprise and delight in the years ahead.
Fashion Meets Technology
Galaxy Z Flip's compact, stylish design is created for those who see technology as a way to express themselves. And all of the innovations that go into Galaxy Z Flip ensure they can do so.
>Style that Fits in Your Pocket - Designed for ultimate portability, Galaxy Z Flip folds into the size of a wallet, so you can easily fit it in your pocket or bag. When closed, it is a stylish, compact palm-sized device. When opened, its screen size nearly doubles to reveal a stunning 6.7-inch display . With its stylish color palette, sleek rounded corners and forward fold that closes with a satisfying snap, Galaxy Z Flip is sure to turn heads.
>Samsung's First Foldable Glass Display - Galaxy Z Flip features an Infinity Flex Display with Samsung's proprietary bendable Ultra Thin Glass (UTG), making it slimmer with a sleek, premium look and feel that has never been seen with a foldable device before. The centered in-display camera cutout at the top also means there's no notch and no distractions, with Samsung's first-ever 21.9:9 ratio, so you can enjoy even more of your favorite content such as cinema-ratio 21:9 shows and movies.
>New Hideaway Hinge - Galaxy Z Flip's Hideaway Hinge is a work of engineering art. It's backed by a dual CAM mechanism - small but sophisticatedly designed to ensure every flip and fold is smooth and stable. Galaxy Z Flip can stay open at a range of angles, like a laptop screen. The Hideaway Hinge system also integrates Samsung's new sweeper technology, which uses nylon fibers crafted by micro-height-cutting technology to repel dirt and dust.
The next foldable experience
Galaxy Z Flip is built for the modern, on-the-go lifestyle. Users can do more, from multiple angles - hands-free. This unique foldable experience is unlike any other smartphone on the market today.
>Do more - Hands-free - When Galaxy Z Flip unfolds, it can stay open at multiple angles, unlocking opportunities for selfies that show more of the world around you and expressive video chats with Google Duo - all hands-free.
>Flex mode - Samsung worked closely with Google to design Flex mode - a custom-built user experience for Galaxy Z Flip's unique forward folding form factor. When the device is free-standing, the display automatically splits into two 4-inch screens for the user to easily view images, contents or videos on the top half of the display, and control them on the bottom half. Easily watch and navigate YouTube - stream on the top while searching for other videos, reading descriptions and writing comments on the bottom.
>Game Changing Camera - Galaxy Z Flip literally stands on its own so that the user can capture more, on-the-go - from timed group shots to vivid nighttime content. Users can create content for their social media feeds from the best angle and enjoy video recording with a 16:9 ratio that's perfect for uploads to social media platforms, hands-free - no tripod needed. Capture stunning Night Hyperlapse videos or vivid low light shots with Night mode - no flash needed. Users can just open their device and place it on a table. When closed, quickly capture one-handed high-quality selfies using the rear camera without unfolding. .
>Notifications on Your Terms - Whether Galaxy Z Flip is closed, standing upright or open, never miss a text, call or reminder. When closed, the user can check the date, time and battery status at a glance on the cover display . With real time notifications one can easily answer a call without unfolding or respond to a text by simply tapping the notification and unfolding your Galaxy Z Flip.
>Multi-Active Window - Seamlessly multi-task with Multi-Active Window - simply open the Multi-Window Tray to drag and drop the apps you want to use. The user can scroll through an article on the latest fashion looks on the top half while shopping.
Galaxy foundation and ecosystem
As a Galaxy device, Galaxy Z Flip brings the Galaxy ecosystem into its brand new foldable experience. It boasts flagship-level performance and features across camera, display, battery, security as well as services like Samsung Health, Samsung Pay, Samsung Knox and more. Galaxy Z Flip features an optimized dual battery system that holds more power without taking up more space - wired or wirelessly quick charge, plus with Wireless PowerShare , where a user can wirelessly charge up their Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch or even a friend's device. Samsung Knox protects users and their device from the chip to the software level and receives monthly and quarterly security updates. Users also get services that enable secure payment options with Samsung Pay, health and wellness tracking and monitoring with Samsung Health, and access to more than 5,000 Samsung and partner smart products through SmartThings.
The Galaxy Z Flip will be available in limited quantities in Mirror Purple and Mirror Black, starting in select markets including the US and Korea on February 14, 2020, followed by Mirror Gold in select countries.
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