Back in February this year, Samsung unveiled a trio of new flagships and along with them its second foldable smartphone. Despite the rumors that were preceding this launch, the device wasn’t a successor for the Galaxy Fold, but a different smartphone dubbed Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. It was the first foldable phone from Samsung to ship with a clamshell-like form factor. In November last year, we saw the beginning of this new trend with Motorola’s RAZR, but it was far from a flagship. Apart from its originality, the device was cheaper than the Galaxy Fold thanks to the use of the last year’s Snapdragon 855+.
Three months after its launch, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is finally making way to Malaysia. In the country, the foldable smartphone will cost RM5,888. This amount can be converted into around $1,350 or €1,240. The handset is available in the Mirror Purple, Mirror Black, and Mirror Gold colors through Samsung’s official Malaysian website. Worth noting that the foldable will also be available through Samsung’s Experience Stores in the country and authorized retailers. The list includes popular names in Malaysia such as senQ, Courts, Harvey Norman, Urban Republic, Lazada, and Shopee.
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Galaxy Z Flip specifications
Under the hood, the Galaxy Z Flip boasts the Snapdragon 855+ SoC with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 Storage. These specifications are built around a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED foldable display and a smaller 1.1-inch secondary screen placed on the outer cover. The camera department is rather modest if we compare other Galaxy flagships. It has a 10MP selfie camera on the inside, conveniently placed in a punch hole, and two 12MP cameras on the back.
The handset also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and One UI 2.0 with exclusive features for foldable smartphones. The entire package of specifications draws power from a 3,300mAh battery. That may not sound too impressive like modern flagships, but it’s decent at least. Motorola, for instance, equipped its clamshell-foldable phone, the RAZR with a smaller 2,800mAh battery.
Let’s see how the company’s latest foldable smartphone will perform in Malaysia. According to reports, Samsung is preparing a new variant of it featuring 5G connectivity. Unfortunately, there’s still no confirmation of a launch date for this variant.