As promised, Samsung launched in Portugal its new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip, which will hit stores for 1,529 euros starting today, February 21st. You can purchase it at Samsung's physical stores and MEO, Vodafone and NOS operators. The equipment was officially unveiled in the last Unpacked, last week, along with the Galaxy S20.
The screen size is 6.7 inches and comes in three colors: mirror purple, mirror black and mirror gold, the latter for selected markets, but Portugal is not on the list. In the box you can also find the data cable, travel adapter, a transparent cover and USB-C earphones with AKG technology.
The model has a double camera, with a 12 MP ultra wide angle and another 12 MP wide angle. The selfie camera has 10 MP and, when it comes to memory, it has 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage. The equipment has a double battery of 3,300 mAh.
You can use the equipment at different angles, for example, place it on a table at 90 degrees so that you can see video content. On the small external screen you can read notifications and other minimalist information, such as the time and date, and the battery status, in addition to answering calls. It has the first punch-hole system in a foldable smartphone, the so-called "Flex Mode".
Despite the manufacturer mentioning that it has ultra-thin glass, "capable of facing the laws of physics", as Rebecca Hirst said during Unpacked. But a recent test came to counter that information. The YouTube channelJerryRigEverything decided to put it to the test and the results demonstrate a reality very different from that promised by the South Korean manufacturer. This screen is by no means scratch resistant, says Zack Nelson, demonstrating that the display of the Galaxy Z Flip is more similar to that of the Foldouo of the Motorola Razr. When drilling holes in the smartphone screen, YouTuber came across something that raised even more suspicions about the possibility of it not being composed of glass: there were no signs of cracks.
The repair specialist iFixit has also already submitted the new smartphone to the scalpel and they have given a very low difficulty in repairing it, referring to the headache that has to deal with the glue.