Samsung will launch two new flagship products on February 11, including the Galaxy S20 series and the new collapsible Galaxy Z Flip. Now, according to South Korean news site Naver, the Galaxy Z Flip phone has features that other folding phones don’t have. But the same report claims that the phone won’t be as cheap as the outside world hopes.
A few days ago, rumors suggested that the Galaxy Z Flip could cost around $1,000, which would make it more attractive than the Galaxy Fold or its nearest rival, Motorola Razr. Meanwhile, earlier this week, it was claimed that the phone could sell for 1,400 euros ($1,552) in Europe. Now, we’ve confirmed that Z Flip is indeed more expensive than a regular flagship phone.
The phone, which sells for 1.6 million won ($1,374) in South Korea, is still cheaper than the Galaxy Fold, but more expensive than the upcoming Galaxy S20, Naver reported. According to the South Korean news site, Z Flip lets you hold your phone at any angle. So far, we’ve seen two foldable products in two positions, folded and expanded. The Z-Flip function can also be used in pen-to-pen mode or book mode.
The feature is aimed at female buyers, who can tilt their phones on and place them on the table and take pictures. This pen mode may have other uses, such as watching videos or making video calls while doing other things with your hands. This feature means that the Galaxy Z Flip will use some innovative technology to keep it open in pen-to-pen mode without tilting or damaging the screen. We hope Samsung will explain how the new hinge mechanism works in a press release and show the thin glass layer that is rumored to cover the OLED screen.