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For R $ 9,000, Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone

Samsung launches Galaxy Z Flip on Tuesday, 11

Samsung launches Galaxy Z Flip on Tuesday, 11

THE Samsung announced on Tuesday, 11, its second foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip, during an event in So Francisco, us U.S. The device follows the proposal of Motorola's foldable rival, the Razr: instead of being the size of a tablet and folding horizontally, the phone folds vertically, rescuing the idea of ​​the old flip phones. a different proposal than foldable Galaxy Fold, announced by the brand last year.

In Brazil, the two rivals will have the same price: the Z Flip will arrive in the country on March 11 for R $ 9 thousand – the Galaxy Fold, Please note, was launched in the country in early 2020, for R $ 13 thousand. This is confirmation that the folding category will be for a few pockets. The Z Flip is a little cheaper than the most expensive iPhone model available here, the 11 Pro Max of 512 GB, which costs R $ 9.6 thousand.

In the US, the Z Flip will be the cheapest foldable phone on the market: it will be available for $ 1,380 from February 14th. This means that it is $ 120 cheaper than the Motorola razr.

Galaxy Z Flip can remain folded at 90º

Galaxy Z Flip can remain folded at 90º

Specifications and features

The Galaxy Z Flip has a 6.7-inch screen when opened, with virtually no borders. It also has a small display that shows notifications and times when the device is closed. The camera has a double lens and it is possible to take selfies even when the device is closed.

According to the company, the Galaxy Z Flip has the resistance to be folded 200 thousand times. It is the first time that a company has presented a folding cell phone with a glass screen: in the models already presented, the handsets had a plastic layer under the display.

The device will be available in purple, black and gold for some countries.

In addition to closing it and opening it, it is possible to leave Samsung's new foldable cell phone at intermediate positions between 0 and 180 degrees, like a notebook. This allows, for example, a user to watch a video on one part of the screen and see comments on another part. In addition, with the feature, users can use the stabilized cell phone to take selfies, photos and videos, without the need for a trip.