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At its annual February announcement, the company revealed its flagship Galaxy S20 phones featuring a new super large model.Samsung's rumored rival for the new Motorola Razr is now official, bringing last century's clamshell flip phone up to date with dual screens. It hardly comes as a surprise to us, though, as Samsung first revealed it during the 2020 Oscars. The prices start at $1,380.
It’s not just leaks that let us know what big tech companies plan to announce at their keynotes, increasingly it’s the companies themselves. Since this year’s Academy Awards fall ahead of, the company decided to go for a huge tease of the — it basically showed off the whole phone.
to announce new Galaxy S20 phones (three of them) and the Galaxy Z Flip, a folding phone rumored to have a glass screen. The ad showed the phone sitting on a table at a 90-degree angle on its own, the better to do video chatting. It also gave us our first, best look at it folded up and it doesn’t appear to fold completely flat.
Galaxy Z Flip ongoing review: Samsung's glass screen, crease and battery life today
Samsung's new foldable phone is the cheapest one you can buy that we've used. Here's everything good and bad so far.Some immediate pros and cons have jumped to the surface right away, and I'll share them here, but I'm also taking my time with the Z Flip. It will take time to do Samsung's incredibly exciting and innovative features justice. Two things have stood out from the very beginning: the foldable glass screen -- a world first, and a hinge that keeps the Z Flip's 6.7-inch screen standing upright at a wide variety of angles, which lets you do all sorts of things hands-free, like eat soup while reading an article, which I did at lunch today.
In the small print for the ad, there’s copy that says “You may notice a small crease in the center of the main screen, which is a natural characteristic of the screen.” So that answers that question. As with the Fold, the Z Flip will have a crease.
Samsung just showed off the entire Z Flip during its Oscars ad. Small print says screen crease is normal, heh— nilay patel (@reckless)
We also got our first look at the outside screen, which is very tiny but nevertheless full color. The ad shows the screen can do caller ID and also has sliders for accepting or rejecting a call.
Samsung has always gone big with ads at the Academy Awards. Its previous Oscars ads have ranged fromto . As for the trend of companies teasing their own products, after Google went big with it in 2019, Samsung took a more traditional approach this year (up until this ad, at least). Leaks, however, still about: Samsung .
We’ll be live at Samsung’s event on February 11th to find out if there’s anything that hasn’t already been leaked, photographed, rumored, or teased by Samsung itself. It’s still possible there will be.
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Samsung aired a Galaxy commercial before it even announced the phone
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