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Image of Samsung Electronics’ Clamshell Foldable Phone Unveiled
Dubbed the ‘Galaxy Z Flip’
Image of Samsung Electronics’ Clamshell Foldable Phone Unveiled
  • By Kim Eun-jin
  • January 15, 2020, 11:12
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A rendering image of Samsung Electronics’ second foldable phone “Galaxy Z Flip” (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung Electronics will unveil its second foldable phone in San Francisco, the United States on Feb.11 (local time), which is reportedly called the “Galaxy Z Flip.” It is a flip-phone that folds in half like a clamshell, and features an ultra-thin glass cover that has fewer wrinkles when it folds or opens.

Netherlands-based online magazine LetsGoDigital has released a rendering image of the Galaxy Z Flip. The news platform said that the Galaxy Z Flip is folded up and down like the Razr, which was released by Motorola earlier. Samsung’s device is expected to measure 6.7 inches when opened, larger than the Razr's 6.2 inches.

The Galaxy Z Flip’s most notable feature is that its display uses an ultra-thin glass cover instead of the old plastic material. The Korean tech giant used colorless polyimide (CPI), which is a plastic material, for its first-generation foldable phone Galaxy Fold that was released in September. However, the wrinkles, which develop on folded parts, have been pointed out as its flaw.

When the new model is folded, a small notification display placed in the front will offer basic information, including time and date. A dual-lens camera is loaded next to the small display.

The upcoming smartphone has an Infinity O display, which fills the front with a screen leaving only a camera sensor hole, and runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).