“Samsung just showed off the Galaxy Z Flip during Oscars 2020, a day ahead of the Galaxy Unpacked event”
Samsung knows the Galaxy Z Flip has been leaked several times already, which is probably why the company decided to reveal the upcoming foldable smartphone a day before its official launch on February 11th. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip got its own teaser ad during the telecast of the Oscars 2020 on Monday, February 10th. The ad shows off the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip in all its folding glory (and unfolding) glory. It expectedly confirms past renders and leaks, revealing that the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will come with a clamshell design, similar to the Moto Razr.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is expected to be announced alongside the Galaxy S20 smartphones on February 11th. The Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup will include a vanilla Galaxy S20, a larger Galaxy S20+, and a souped up Galaxy S20 Ultra that will feature a 100x Space Zoom camera.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip teaser ad during Oscars 2020
The 30-second teaser ad shown off during this year’s Academy Awards reveals the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip in a purple colour finish that has been seen in renders previously. It shows the phone flipping open to reveal a tall display. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold which opens up horizontally like a book, the Galaxy Z Flip vertically unfolds like a flip phone.
The ad also makes it clear, via a text disclaimer, that the Galaxy Z Flip’s display will show a crease in the middle when the device is unfolded. The text reads, “You may notice a small crease in the center of the main screen, which is a natural characteristic of the screen.” When folded, the Galaxy Z Flip will reduce to half the size.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is said to come with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display that can fold down the middle. The display will see a center-aligned punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The cover of the Galaxy Z Flip will get a tiny 1.06-inch secondary display for notifications. The small display is placed next to the dual camera setup. The fingerprint sensor will be placed on the side of the frame.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will likely be powered by a Snapdragon 855+ SoC paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage. The handset is rumoured to house two batteries to offer a combined 3,300mAh capacity and 15W fast charging support, as well as 9W wireless charging.