In February of this year, Samsung introduced three new flagships and thus the second foldable smartphone. Despite the rumors before this start, the device was not a successor to the Galaxy Fold, but another smartphone called Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. It was the first Samsung foldable phone to ship with a clamshell-like form factor. Last November we saw the Motorola RAZR as the beginning of this new trend, but it was anything but a flagship. Apart from its originality, thanks to last year's Snapdragon 855 +, the device was cheaper than the Galaxy Fold.
Three months after its launch, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip finally makes way to Malaysia. The foldable smartphone costs RM 5,888 in the country. This amount can be converted into around USD 1,350 or EUR 1,240. The handset is available in the colors Mirror Purple, Mirror Black and Mirror Gold via the official Malaysian website from Samsung. It is worth noting that the leaflet will also be available in the Samsung Experience Stores in the country and from authorized retailers. The list includes popular names in Malaysia such as senQ, Courts, Harvey Norman, Urban Republic, Lazada and Shopee.
Galaxy Z Flip Specifications
Under the hood, the Galaxy Z Flip has the Snapdragon 855+ SoC with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage. These specifications are based on a foldable 6.7-inch FHD + AMOLED display and a smaller 1.1-inch secondary screen on the outer cover. The camera department is rather modest when we compare other Galaxy flagships. On the inside there is a 10 megapixel selfie camera, which is conveniently placed in a hole, and on the back there are two 12 megapixel cameras.
The handset also has a fingerprint scanner attached to the side and a user interface 2.0 with exclusive functions for foldable smartphones. The entire specification package is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery. That may not sound as impressive as modern flagships, but it is at least decent. Motorola, for example, has equipped its foldable clamshell phone, the RAZR, with a smaller 2,800 mAh battery.
Let's see how the company's newest foldable smartphone will work in Malaysia. According to reports, Samsung is preparing a new variant with 5G connectivity. Unfortunately there is no confirmation of a start date for this variant.