A few weeks ago, we spotted the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip in SIRIM’s database. Fast forward to today, the product page of the foldable smartphone is now up on Samsung Malaysia’s website. This basically confirms the imminent arrival of the Z Flip on our shores.
Unfortunately, that’s all the details we have on the Galaxy Z Flip. The exact availability and local pricing of the foldable smartphone have not been revealed yet. But given that the device has already appeared in Samsung Malaysia’s website, we expect to learn more about the phone’s local availability in the coming weeks.
What makes the Galaxy Z Flip such a unique smartphone is its foldable nature. But unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold‘s tablet-like nature, the Z Flip sports a clamshell design, which is similar to the form factor of the new Motorola Razr. it’s a “modern flip phone,” if you will, and it’s a lot more pocketable than the bulkier Fold.
The Galaxy Z Flip’s screen itself is a 6.7-inch 2636 x 1080 Dynamic AMOLED “Infinity Flex” Display. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones, there’s a hole-punch cutout at the top of the screen for the 10MP f/2.4 selfie camera. It’s also quite a tall screen, with a 21.9:9 aspect ratio.
Powering the Galaxy Z Flip is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset. While it’s not quite as new as the latest Snapdragon 865 or Samsung’s Exynos 990 SoC, the 855+ can still deliver very respectable performance. After all, it’s the same chipset found in, say, the Asus ROG Phone II gaming smartphone.
Battery life of the Galaxy Z Flip should be reasonably good too, thanks to its 3,300mAh battery. It’s not the largest battery capacity we’ve seen on a smartphone, but given the phone’s rather compact chassis and unique two-part construction, it’s a respectable capacity.
Rounding out the specifications of the Galaxy Z Flip include a dual camera system (12MP f/1.8 primary + 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle sensor), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Now that the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is promoted on Samsung Malaysia’s website, it’s only a matter of time before it’s officially launched here in Malaysia. Rest assured, we’ll keep a close eye on the local availability of the Z Flip. In the meantime, check out our hands-on of the foldable smartphone.