Samsung galaxy z flip

by Anant

Positioning
In 2019, flexible screen technology became mature enough to come into commercial products. The pioneer of these developments is Samsung, it spent about ten years developing such displays and that is why it was able to launch the first such product on the market – Galaxy Fold.

First look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screen
Surprisingly, all competitors without exception announced their products at the same time, but could not go on sale with them, the reason is either the lack of flexible screens or the cost of the products that they have to be sold at a loss, so the quantities are limited. Some products look great in pictures, but in real life they make you shrug your shoulders, they are too reminiscent of prototypes of the early stages, and not something serious.

Time and the market are putting everything in their place, despite the delay in the release of Fold due to American journalists who literally using pliers or other improvised tools tore the screen off the substrate, sales were at the forecast level. In 2019, a little less than 600 thousand units were sold around the world, and in the first month of sales, the demand was booming. This year, Fold’s sales continue, with a sequel to follow. And note that the new compact clamshell form factor was shown along with the S20 announcement, which is probably a hint that with the Note update, the Fold extension will also appear.

First look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screenFirst look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screen
Samsung continues to consider the entire category of smartphones with flexible screens to be an experiment, in particular, the Z index, which, in the case of Z Flip, was even put in the name of the device. These are experimental, but commercial models. The logic of Samsung’s development is that the company tries the most interesting form factors, improves disclosure technology and at the same time makes devices for normal, everyday use, and not just demonstrations at exhibitions. Step by step, developing a category in which there are no serious competitors, as sales of other companies are either absent or these are very limited parties at the level of individual countries. The restriction is due to the lack of a finished product, the desire to reduce the number of negative reviews, but at the same time to collect some kind of PR about

If Fold is more a male product and sales have proved it, then Z Flip is more likely addressed to girls than to men. On the other hand, if a man wants to use such a device, there is nothing wrong with that. But even the choice of body colors for the device says that this model for women is two of the three colors clearly for the weaker sex.

First look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screen
Considering the different price positioning than Fold, the similarity in price with top-end devices from both Samsung and iPhone, but at the same time that the device has no analogues on the market, has a maximum image component, the demand for it will be higher than Fold. In Samsung, top managers said in an interview that sales of smartphones with flexible screens in 2020 will amount to about 6 million units in all markets. This is a balanced forecast, and it can be argued that the Galaxy Z Flip will be the most popular model. This device is extremely interesting, and it is no coincidence that the start of sales worldwide falls on February 14th. Let’s look at what this model is.

Design, dimensions, controls
When folded, the smartphone turns out to be very small, compact, it easily fits in a shirt pocket, and will not protrude in trousers either. Although in the folded state, the thickness of the apparatus is 17.3 mm, and in the open – 7.2 mm.

First look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screen
The first question that a person immediately asks what picks up Z Flip is – can it be opened with one hand? How tight is the opening mechanism? How do the halves fit, hang out or not?

So, you can open the device with one hand, of course, if you have big hands, like mine. For girls, this is not an option, since they usually have long nails, and this is a disaster with any cot. Since the mechanism allows you to fix the halves in any position, you need to “squeeze” to the end so that the device opens completely, all 180 degrees. Closing a cot is much easier, just slam it, and that’s it. There are rubber inserts on one side, so that in any movement the blow is not strong.

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First look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screen
In about twenty minutes, people adjust to how to open the device with one hand. He conducted an experiment on girls, someone likes to do it with two hands, someone – one, everyone has his own approach. But the ergonomics of the solution is excellent, there is nothing to complain about.

As the body materials used glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), there are three colors.

First look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screenFirst look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screen
They again conjured over the disclosure mechanism, I will give an excerpt from the press release:

“The new hinge mechanism – the hidden hinge used in the Galaxy Z Flip is a true piece of engineering. Thanks to its two-jaw mechanism, this miniature, but at the same time sophisticated system ensures consistently precise operation of the hinge every time the device is folded or opened. Like a laptop screen, the Galaxy Z Flip can remain open at any angle. The hidden hinge uses a new cleaning technology, and microscopic length nylon fibers prevent dirt and dust from entering the mechanism. ”

This is the second generation of the hinge, the first is used in Fold, and it works fine, there are no breakages, but I use the device daily and open / close it at least a hundred times. And on the street in the rain or snow, at sub-zero temperatures or in California under the bright sun. He went through fire and water, several times fell both open and closed, there is even a decent dent on the protective cover of the hinge – but the smoking room is alive and working. They added technology to avoid even a hint of problems. And, as usual, all this is protected by a mass of patents so that competitors cannot repeat anything like that in the short term.

First look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screenFirst look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screenFirst look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screenFirst look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screenFirst look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screenFirst look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screenFirst look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screen
On the right side surface there is a power button, it is also a fingerprint sensor – exactly the same in Fold. Clicking on it is easy, the device unlocks. Moreover, you can press the button and simultaneously open the phone, the contents will become available to you instantly. But I’m sure that most will not do this, but simply put a finger when they open the smartphone.

First look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screenFirst look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screenFirst look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screenFirst look at Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – the second smartphone with a flexible screen
Just like in Fold, there is only a slot for one nanoSIM card. The second eSIM card, you can use two cards simultaneously, but there is no memory card slot. For obvious reasons, the radio module in the device is one.

The case is made of glass, and it is very easily soiled, nothing can be done about it. It gets dirty quickly, there are no overlays, as in Fold, for this model yet, perhaps they will be made later. You have to wipe the phone from time to time, it collects prints very quickly.

Please note that next to the two main cameras is a small horizontal display.

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