On February 11, Samsung held Unpacking events in San Francisco and London to debut its new flagship handsets. After months of leaks, the electronics company debuted its Galaxy Z Flip, its second flexible smartphone after the Galaxy Fold. The corporation also showcased the successor to its best-selling Galaxy S10 series, the Galaxy S20 line.
Given the impressive specs of its new devices, Samsung should have no problem maintaining its position as the world’s best-selling smartphone maker.
Galaxy Z Flip Features
Samsung outfitted its Galaxy Z Flip clamshell-style device with a host of features that should make it the most successful flexible handset to date. For starters, the mobile device features a flexible glass screen. As such, the phone offers users a crystal-clear display without the fragility that complicated the Galaxy Fold’s release.
In addition, Samsung gave its second flexible smartphone a variety of high-end hardware. The handset boasts two 12-megapixel exterior cameras, one of which captures ultra-wide images, and one 10-megapixel internal image sensor. Moreover, the Z Flip can capture video in 4K HDR +10. It also possesses a 6.7 inch AMOLED display when fully unfolded and a 1-inch update panel when closed.
The Galaxy Fold successor also possesses 256 GB of storage, 8 GB of RAM, a 64-bit octa-core processor, and a 3,300 mAh battery.
Consumers interested in purchasing the stylish, flexible handset will be able to do so on February 14 in purple, black, and gold varieties. However, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip doesn’t come cheap; the device retails for $1,380. That said, tech reviewer Marques Brownlee called it, “Easily the most polished and mature folding phone yet.”
Galaxy S20 Specifications
Samsung also touted the technical prowess of its Galaxy S20 series of mobile devices on Tuesday.
As previously reported by The Burn-In, the Ultra model of the handset will boast four rear-facing cameras. The smartphone has image sensors allowing it to capture content at 108-megapixels, with ultra-wide and telephoto lenses, and at 100 times magnification. Besides, the device also captures video in pristine 8K, and it comes equipped with a 40-megapixel selfie camera.
The high-end device also features a 6.9 inch AMOLED screen, 120 GB of storage, and 16 GB of RAM, a new high watermark for a mobile device. The Galaxy S20 Ultra also has a 5,000 mAh battery and a $1,399 price tag.
Similarly, the midrange Galaxy S20 Plus offers many of the same features at a slightly lower cost. The handset has the same storage, RAM, and processor as its older sibling. But the device also has a 6.7-inch AMOLED panel, three rear-facing cameras, and a 4,500 mAh battery. Samsung will sell the phone for $1,199.
Lastly, the standard edition Galaxy S20 has the same camera package and hardware as the Plus, but it has a 6.2-inch display and a 4,000 mAh battery. Samsung is selling its entry-level flagship for $999.
Samsung will take preorders for the 5G-enabled Galaxy S20 line from February 21 to March 5. The electronics maker will then make the handsets available for purchase on March 6.
Counterpoint Research expects Samsung’s new devices to do brisk business. The firm predicts the Galaxy Z Flip will ship around 2 million units in 2020. Similarly, the organization believes the Galaxy S20 will move 40 million units this year. That represents an 11.1 percent increase compared to the shipments of the S10 series.