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The Galaxy Z Flip stars in first hands-on video
Update, February 2, 2:40PM: The original source of the video published by Ben Geskin appears to be Yunis Ali, who goes by the handle @sliverarow on Twitter. It’s not clear where Yunis Ali got the video from.
Original post, February 2, 7:30AM EST: Feast your eyes, folks. The first hands-on video of the Galaxy Z Flip just leaked.
The video was published by Ben Geskin on Twitter, without any additional information or details on the source of the leak. That said, the video seems very credible, and this close to the official launch of the device we’re positive it’s legit.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – First Hands On Video pic.twitter.com/4b8Uzt5kRB— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) February 2, 2020
The 19-second clip shows the Galaxy Z Flip in the aptly-titled Mirror Purple color version, from all angles. We get a good look at the back of the device, which houses a dual camera, as well as a secondary screen that turns on when the device is folded. This screen shows the time, date, and battery percentage, though it’s possible it will also display notifications.
With the screen extended, the Galaxy Z Flip will have a very tall form factor, possibly 21:9 or more. The bezels around the screen are not the smallest, but still quite impressive considering this is a foldable device. A single punch-hole camera is found at the center of the display.
It’s hard to tell due to the low video quality, but we couldn’t spot a crease on the foldable display. While most reviewers and users said the Galaxy Fold’s crease isn’t a nuisance, the issue does impact the perceived quality of the screen. Samsung will reportedly use a new screen technology on the Galaxy Z Flip, called Ultra Thin Glass, which will replace the more fragile plastic cover of the Fold.
We can also see some gaps near the hinges of the Galaxy Z Flip. On Motorola’s Razr “flip-phone” these gaps allow the ingress of debris, potentially causing small bumps in the screen (which Motorola calls normal). It remains to be seen whether Samsung was able to work around this issue.
Read more about the Galaxy Z Flip’s specs and features here, and let us know what you think of this video.