Samsung is likely to launch a phone called the Galaxy Z Flip next month while releasing three new Galaxy S20s, it has previously been announced. Similar to the Motorola RAZR, the phone features a flip-top folding screen and a slim glass and plastic protective layer that promises to improve the durability of the flexible screen. The Galaxy Z Flip doesn’t look like a successor to the Galaxy Fold, not just because of the name, but also because the price is different.
Recently, South Korean media reported that the Galaxy Z Flip could be priced between 1 m (US$862, Rmb6,000) and 1.5 million won (US$1,293, RMB8,800), which is half as cheap as the Galaxy Fold and a third cheaper than Motorola RAZR.
Of course, as a “mid-range machine”, the Galaxy Z Flip also has a compromise, with a SnapDragon 855 processor – not the SnapSnapdragon 865 – and it’s hard to say whether to support a 5G network, possibly with an X50 baseband.
If nothing else, the new machine will be released on February 11th, so let’s wait and see.