After announcing their foldable flip phone, the Galaxy Z Flip last month, Samsung has today announced the phone will arrive in Australia on April 3rd for $2,199.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip sports a folding 6.7-inch Infinity Flex Display featuring Samsung’s Ultra Thin Glass, and a minute 1.1-inch display on the front which shows notifications – or acts as a viewfinder for a selfie.
Samsung has designed a freestop folding hinge for the Z Flip which gives users options to have it sit opened on the desk for video conferencing.
The phone has high-end specs with an octa-core processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. Camera specs are impressive with a dual-camera array featuring a 12MP Ultra Wide and 12MP Wide Angle, as well as a 10MP front-facing camera.
|Main Display||6.7“ FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Display(21.9:9) Infinity Flex Display 2636 x 1080 425ppi|
|Cover Display||1.1“ Super AMOLED Display 300 x 112 303ppi|
|Dimension & Weight||Folded 73.6 x 87.4 x 17.3mm (Hinge) – 15.4mm (Sagging)|
Unfolded 73.6 x 167.3 x 7.2mm – 6.9mm (Screen)
|Camera||Front Camera 10MP Selfie Camera: F2.4 Pixel size: 1.22μm FOV: 80˚|
Rear Dual Camera 12MP Ultra Wide Camera: F2.2 Pixel size: 1.12μm FOV: 123˚ & 12MP Wide-angle Camera: Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8 Pixel size: 1.4μm FOV: 78˚ OIS for Rear Wide-angle Camera (Optical Image Stabilization) Up to 8x digital zoom
|AP||7㎚ 64-bit Octa-Core Processor ※ 2.95㎓ (Maximum Clock Speed) + 2.41㎓ + 1.78㎓|
|Memory||8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage|
|Battery||3,300 mAh (typical) dual battery|
|Charging||Fast Charging compatible via power cord and wireless Wireless PowerShare|
|Network||Enhanced 2X2 MIMO, 5CA, LTE Cat.16 Up to 1.0Gbps Download LTE Cat.13 Up to 150Mbps Upload Up to 1.0Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz),VHT80 MU-MIMO,256QAM Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)|
|SIM Card||One eSIM and one Nano SIM|
|Payment||Samsung Pay (Link) Credit & debit cards: supports MST or/and NFC, Prepaid card, Global remittance, Transit, Memberships, Gift cards, Rewards|
|Sensors||Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor (digital, analog), Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor|
|Authentication||Lock type: pattern, PIN, password Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition|
|Audio||Mono speaker Surround sound for Bluetooth and earphones with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.) UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 support PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD*: DSD64/128 Audio playback format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF Bluetooth Dual Audio: connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy Z Flip to play audio through the two devices simultaneously. Scalable Codec: Enhanced Bluetooth connection under ambient radio frequency interference. Recording Recording quality is improved with the High AOP Mic that minimizes distortion in noisy environments.|
|Video||Video playback format MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM TV connection Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps)|
|Security||Knox platform: real-time monitoring and protection. Virus, malware prevention. (Powered by McAfee) Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to isolate and protect content such as apps, photos, movies, and private files.|
|In the Box||Galaxy Z Flip, Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, USB Connector (OTG), Quick Start Guide, Clear Cover, Earphones (USB Type-C) with sound by AKG|
Noting high demand in markets where the phone is already on-sale, Garry McGregor, Vice President of IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Australia said ‘The Galaxy Z Flip is a statement piece and we can’t wait to see what Australians do with it.‘
When it lands in stores on April 3rd, the Galaxy Z Flip will be the cheapest foldable phone available in Australia. Motorola’s foldable flip phone, the Moto Razr will finally go on-sale today at JB Hifi for $2,699. Larger foldable phones offering tablet sized internal displays and larger secondary screens such as the SamsungGalaxy Fold sells for $2,999, while the Huawei Mate Xs will sell for $3,999 when it hits shelves on April 9th.
You’ll be able to pre-order the Galaxy Z Flip from this Friday, March 20th but you’ll have to wait until April 3rd to get one in your hands. You can head to pre-order from www.samsung.com , as well as Samsung Experience Stores as well as selected partners including Optus, Vodafone, JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.