Samsung Released Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy S20

Samsung has just released two flagship phones that are said to set the tone for this year’s innovation in the smartphone industry. Last year, Samsung released its smartphone innovation that opened a new category in the mobile phone industry, the Galaxy Fold. This year, Samsung has made that innovation into the Galaxy Z Flip.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

First to be introduced during the Unpacked event by Samsung in San Francisco is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. This foldable smartphone uses a bendable ultra-thin glass which was dubbed as something that “bends the laws of physics”. When unfolded, it reveals a 6.7″ screen.

The Key is in the Hinge

Galaxy Z Flip’s Hideaway Hinge is a work of engineering art. It’s backed by a dual CAM mechanism – small but sophisticatedly designed to ensure every flip and fold is smooth and stable. Galaxy Z Flip can stay open at a range of angles, like a laptop screen. The Hideaway Hinge system also integrates Samsung’s new sweeper technology, which uses nylon fibers crafted by micro-height-cutting technology to repel dirt and dust.

Things You Can Do With the Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung Unpacked
  • Hands-free Selfie and More – with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flips capability to be folded halfway you can actually set it on top of a flat surface and take a selfie with its front camera. You can also do video chats through Messenger or Google Duo using this feature.
  • No Tripod Timelapse – again, the folding capability of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip allows the other half to be its own stand giving you the chance to take a timelapse video with the rear camera without the need of a tripod, all you need is to fold it halfway and a flat surface.
  • Flex Mode – this is a custom-built user experience feature that was designed by Samsung in close collaboration with Google. This works when the phone is free-standing, the screen splits into two 4 inch display allowing you to view videos, photos, and other content in the first half and control the same at the bottom half. You can watch YouTube in the first half of the screen and read descriptions of the video or comment using the other half.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Specs

Display



Main Display




6.7“ FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Display(21.9:9) Infinity Flex Display
2636 x 1080
425ppi 
*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is smaller due to the rounded corners and camera hole.
Cover Display 1.1“ Super AMOLED Display                                                                                                      
300 x 112
303ppi

*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is smaller due to the rounded corners and camera hole.




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)
*The thickness of Galaxy Z Flip when unfolded does not include the frame of the main display.
Weight 183 g
Camera Front Camera
10MP Selfie Camera: F2.4 
Pixel size: 1.22?m
FOV: 80?
Rear Dual   Camera 12MP Wide-angle Camera: Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8
Pixel size: 1.4?m
FOV: 78?
OIS for Rear Wide-angle Camera (Optical Image Stabilization)
Up to 8x digital zoom
HDR10+ recording
Tracking AF

AP 7? 64-bit Octa-Core Processor 
? 2.95? (Maximum Clock Speed) + 2.41? + 1.78?
Memory 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage
*Actual storage available may depend on pre-installed software.
Battery 3,300 mAh (typical) dual battery
* Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 3200mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns, and other factors.
Charging Fast Charging compatible via power cord and wireless
Wireless PowerShare

* Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC. Wireless charging compatible with WPC
* Wireless PowerShare is limited Samsung or other brand smartphones with WPC Qi wireless charging, such as Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Note10, Note10+,Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active, S6, S6 edge, S6 Active, S6 edge+, Note9, Note8, Note FE, Note5, and wearables such as Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Buds. May not work with certain accessories, covers, other brand devices, or some Samsung wearables. May affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment.

OS Android 10
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

* Actual speed may vary depending on the country, carrier, and user environment.
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)

* Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited. BeiDou may not be available for certain countries.
SIM Card One eSIM and one Nano SIM
* SIM card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on country and carrier.
* eSIM requires a wireless service plan and allows you to activate a mobile network plan without the use of a nano SIM. eSIM availability may vary depending on country and carrier. Check with your carrier if your mobile network plan supports eSIM.

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

* Face recognition only available when unfolded with the Front Camera
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.

* DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.
* The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output.
* Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung and AKG.
* AOP: Acoustic Overload Point

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.
*Virus and malware prevention solution providers may vary depending on the country.
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
* Actual components, including cover, may not be available depending on the model you purchase or the country or region you live in. Package and cover color may vary depending on device color.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will be available in the Philippines on February 21, 2020. There is limited availability on this phone and it comes in only two colors the Mirror Purple and the Mirror Black. During the Samsung Unpacked event, it was announced that the Mirror Gold version will only be available in select countries.

The Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung has redefined the way content creators capture the world. Through the combination of Samsung’s largest image sensor and AI, this brand-new camera architecture promises to capture the most stunning photos and videos. Sharing of these videos or photos are also going to be easier with the 5G connectivity technology integrated into the S20, of course, this will be dependent on the 5G capabilities of the available telco network in your area. The Samsung Galaxy S20 comes in three variants, the S20, S20+, and the S20 Ultra.

Samsung S20 Announcement at Unpacked 2020

The S20 Camera Capability and Features

During the Samsung Unpack event, it was revealed that the cameras used to film or capture the entire event is through the use of the Galaxy S20, a testament to the capabilities of the S20 in capturing videos. Here is a rundown of the different capabilities of the S20 camera:

  • Capture in 8K – we all heard of the 4K and how clear this resolution is, the Galaxy S20 however, can capture videos in 8K! Giving it a more life-like, real-world experience especially when you watch your video on a Samsung QLED 8K TV
  • Capture Photos and Videos in Stunning Clarity – with the large sensor installed in the S20 you will definitely capture photos in stunning clarity. The S20 and S20+ comes with a 64MP camera while the S20 Ultra comes with a 108MP camera which you can switch dynamically from a high-resolution mode to 12MP mode thanks to the nona-binning technology that combines 9 pixels into one at the sensor level allowing you to capture images at low-light conditions and still produce clear and bright images.
  • Amazing Zoom Capability – the groundbreaking space zoom technology allows you to capture images from afar clearly without degradation in quality. The Galaxy S20 and S20+ provide for up to 30X zoom while the S20 Ultra is capable of capturing images at up to 100X zoom!

Samsung S20 Specs

Model Galaxy S20 UltraGalaxy S20+Galaxy S20
Display Size 6.9″ (20:9) 6.7″ (20:9) 6.2″ (20″9)
Resolution 3200 x 1440 Quad HD+ (511ppi) 3200 x 1440 Quad HD+ (525ppi) 3200 x 1440 Quad HD+ (563ppi)
Screen Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 Dynamic AMOLED 2.0
Camera Rear 12MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)
108MP f/1.8 (Wide)
48MP f/3.5 (Telephoto)
DepthVision

AF: Dual Pixel (Wide)
Dual OIS (Wide/Tele)
12MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)
12MP f/1.8 (Wide)
64MP f/2.0 (Telephoto)
DepthVision

AF: Dual Pixel (Wide)
Dual OIS (Wide/Tele)
12MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)
12MP f/1.8 (Wide)
64MP f/2.0 (Telephoto)

AF: Dual Pixel (Wide)
Dual OIS (Wide/Tele)
Front 40MP f/2.2

AF: Dual Pixel
10MP f/2.2

AF: Dual Pixel
10MP f/2.2

AF: Dual Pixel
Memory RAM 12GB 8GB 8GB
ROM 128GB 128GB 128GB
mSD up to 1TB up to 1TB up to 1TB
Processor  Octa-Core Exynos 990 Octa-Core Exynos 990 Octa-Core Exynos 990
Battery 5,000mAh 4,500mAh 4,000mAh
Charging Super Fast Charging up to 45W Super Fast Charging up to 25W Super Fast Charging up to 25W
Security Ultrasonic Fingerprint Ultrasonic Fingerprint Ultrasonic Fingerprint
Dimensions 76.0 x 166.9 x 8.8mm 73.7 x 161.9 x 7.8mm 69.1 x 151.7 x 7.9mm
Weight 220g 186g 163g
Water & Dust Resistance IP68 (1.5m & 30min) IP68 (1.5m & 30min) IP68 (1.5m & 30min)
OS  Android 10 (Q OS) Android 10 (Q OS) Android 10 (Q OS)
Network 5G-ready 
(not yet enabled for PH devices)

4G / LTE 4G / LTE
ColorCosmic Gray
Cosmic Black
Cosmic Gray
Cosmic Black
Cloud Blue – Pre-Order Exclusive
Cosmic Gray
Cloud Pink
Others Live Focus Video, Super Steady, USB Type-C, Wireless PowerShare, Super Fast Charging, Faster Wireless Charging, Samsung DeX for PC/TV/Monitor, Stereo Speakers sound by AKG, Dolby Atmos Live Focus Video, Super Steady, USB Type-C, Wireless PowerShare, Super Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging, Samsung DeX for PC/TV/Monitor, Stereo Speakers sound by AKG, Dolby Atmos Live Focus Video, Super Steady, USB Type-C, Wireless PowerShare, Super Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging, Samsung DeX for PC/TV/Monitor, Stereo Speakers sound by AKG, Dolby Atmos
SIM Type LTE Hybrid Dual SIM LTE Hybrid Dual SIM LTE Hybrid Dual SIM

Samsung Galaxy S20 Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 will be available on March 6, 2020

  • Galaxy S20 (Globe and Smart, and online partners exclusive model): Cosmic Grey and Cloud Pink
  • Galaxy S20+: Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black and Cloud Blue (pre-order exclusive color)
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra: Cosmic Grey and Cosmic Black

In Conclusion and Recommendation

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and the Samsung Galaxy S20 in all its variants has truly set the trend yet again for the smartphone industry. Something that other smartphone brands will have to top if not equal. If I am to purchase today, as a content creator, buying the Samsung S20 Ultra is definitely an investment because of its camera features alone. Just imagine being able to capture images in 100X and videos in 8K quality! That really is a content creators’ dream come true!

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