Samsung’s Second Attempt at a Foldable Device

Devlin Barth, Staff

After the blunder of the Samsung Fold, a tablet-phone hybrid that faced numerous problems once it came to the public, Samsung is taking another crack at the folding phone: The Galaxy Z Flip. This time, instead of it being a tablet that can fold into a phone, it’s a phone that can fold into, well, a smaller phone. With the advent of phones that almost qualify as full fledged tablets, it’s definitely a breath of fresh air to see something this compact in the phone business. When folded, the phone almost resembles that of an iPod Shuffle with how small it is. The phone can also be folded halfway, so you can prop your phone up and watch videos and what not. 

In terms of specifications, the phone is not lacking either. Using a 64-bit processor and 8GB RAM, the Z Flip is also equipped with all the bells and whistles you would expect from a Samsung Phone. 4K Recording, 256GB internal storage (which is upgradeable most likely), etc.

The phone is also running Android 10, which has yet to actually hit most other Samsung phones in the market. 

Aside from the stock 3 color variations you’d expect from a Samsung Phone, there is also a new variant. The Thom Browne edition of the Z Flip has that Thom Browne accent to all of it’s accessories and the phone itself. What it does have on the stock edition of the phone is an upgraded version of the Galaxy Buds, (appropriately dubbed “Buds+”) and a Galaxy Watch Active2, both of which of course are stylized to match everything else in the package. It even comes with a classic watch face and straps. To top everything off, it also includes a Thom Browne digital theme, with exclusive icons and sounds and what not. 

The Galaxy Z Flip is available now in the United States, in a very limited quantity though.

The price of the phone is $1379.99, which surprisingly isn’t going to be Samsung’s most expensive phone this year.