The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hasn’t enjoyed the same success as Samsung’s other 2020 flagship phones; largely due to its steep pricing and niche form facto;r but it’s clearly not being overlooked by the company. Samsung has made records by being the first Android phone maker (other than Google); to promise three generations of OS updates for its phones and tablets. In fact, the initial LTE version of the Z Flip (not the newer 5G variant) is now receiving the One UI 2.5 update; beside Samsung’s other phones such as the S20 and the S20 Ultra.
Galaxy Z Flip OneUI 2.5 and New Features
As reported by SamMobile, The latest update for the Z Flip comes with OneUI 2.5 onboard; updates the security patch for the month of August and is an 1157 MB download. It is an OTA and can be grabbed by opening the phone’s Settings menu, selecting Software update; and tapping Download and install. The update is rolling out with a firmware version F700U1UEU2BTGE in the U.S. A few key features with the latest update, adds the enhanced Pro video mode; which now lets users select which on-device microphone to be used for audio recording; enables recording audio via Bluetooth and USB microphones; and includes a new option to record videos in 21:9 aspect ratio.
Other changes include addition of a new option to request a Wi-Fi connection’s password from a saved contact, bringing up search results from YouTube in the Samsung Keyboard search, support for using the split keyboard in landscape mode and more. Additionally, there’s also support for using Bitmoji stickers in the Always On Display menu.
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.