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Tech & Science The unannounced Galaxy Z Flip was just revealed in Samsung’s own Oscars commercial

17:15  10 february  2020
17:15  10 february  2020 Source:   bgr.com

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_ The look of the phone in Samsung ' s commercial matches up with previous leaks, with the device being shown folded up, opened at various angles There have already been reports of hinge problems with Motorola's just -released ,499 Razr flip phone. The Galaxy Z Flip will be officially announced

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip phone officially revealed in commercial during the Oscars 2020.

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If you watched the Oscars last night, you might have noticed a Samsung commercial for an unexpected product, one that doesn’t officially exist. That’s the Galaxy Z clamshell foldable, of course, a phone that anyone who follows tech news closely is aware of. The handset appeared in a large number of leaks in the past few weeks, including plenty of hands-on videos. Apparently, you can stumble into Z Flip units in certain stores, if you’re lucky, several days ahead of the official launch. The Galaxy Z Flip will be unveiled on Tuesday, alongside the Galaxy S20 series, and should go on sale on February 14th in the US and other markets. But Samsung’s Oscars ad only needed 30 seconds to confirm many of the recent leaks detailing the new foldable.

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip fully revealed in leaked images

  Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip fully revealed in leaked images No 5G, two displays, and a horizontally folding glass displayAs expected, the Z Flip will feature a 6.7-inch, 22:9 aspect ratio foldable OLED display with an FHD+ (2636 x 1080) resolution. Unlike the Galaxy Fold, the new leak confirms that the Z Flip will feature an “ultra thin glass” display, instead of the more fragile plastic panel that caused issues on the Fold. Like Samsung’s other recent phones, the Z Flip will feature a centrally located hole-punch camera on the inside for selfies. There’s also a second display on the outside: a 1.06-inch (300 x 116) OLED panel that can be used to tell the time and for displaying simple notifications.

Samsung just showed off its new Fold during an Oscars commercial . The Galaxy Z Flip will mark Samsung ' s second foldable phone after the release of last year's Galaxy Fold, which was struck by a host of teething problems.

Just a couple of days before the Galaxy Unpacked event on February 11th, Samsung rolled out an ad for the Galaxy Z Flip during tonight' s Oscars That Samsung ad. pic.twitter.com/rt7ntg68Oe — Nicole Lee (@nicole) February 10, 2020 The ad confirms a lot of what we've already seen in leaked

The successor of the Galaxy Fold will have a significantly smaller footprint. The Z Flip is practically similar to the Motorola Razr, a phone that’s already available to buy. When folded, however, the clamshell will be quite bulky, a seen in the videos below.

The phone will feature a foldable glass display, which should be a considerable improvement over the Fold, as it’ll increase the screen durability and prevent accidental scratches. The ad, however, notes that the phone will have a screen crease, something we’ve come to expect from foldables, Z Flip included.

On the exterior, a secondary display will display battery life, time, and notifications. As you can see in the clip, it’s a full-color screen, and it’ll even let you accept or reject incoming calls.

The commercial also confirms the phone can be used in a laptop-like mode during video calls, or when taking selfies. That means the hinge supports unfolding the phone at various angles.

The video doesn’t tell us what the phone is called, what it’ll cost, and when it launches. Instead, Samsung is teasing is February 11th launch event. Rumors, however, revealed all those details. The Galaxy Z Flip should go on sale on February 14th for $1,400.

Samsung says Galaxy Z Flip is already sold out online .
The new handset is the world's first foldable phone with a glass screen.Samsung introduced the Galaxy Z Flip last week and started selling it Friday for $1,380, warning that it would initially be available in limited quantities. The device, Samsung's second foldable after its Galaxy Fold, features a clamshell design and is essentially a high-tech flip phone. Samsung says it's made with a proprietary glass it calls Ultra Thin Glass on its 6.7-inch bendable screen.

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