Samsung Flip Phone Coming & It Could Be A Smash Hit
In late February Samsung will head in a new direction with the release of a flip phone that at this stage will take on the Motorola Razr which was announced last year but delayed due to component issues.
One of the first notable changes that you will see apart from the fact that the device flips open a process that Motorola pioneered with their early Razr flip phones is that the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will have ultra-thin glass as opposed to the plastic screen found on the plastic screen cover of the Galaxy Fold.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will be unveiled at the Unpacked event on February 11th in San Francisco and we anticipate a price a tad short of $2K.
The UTG will deliver increased scratch resistance compared to the likes of the Mate X which is set to be powered by a Snapdragon 855+ chipset, two 12MP cameras, side-mounted capacitive fingerprint reader and 3,300mAh battery with 15W charging.
We also believe that Motorola which is owned by Lenovo will change the specs of their device to compete with the Samsung device. The Motorola Razr 2019 is powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset, an even smaller 2,510mAh battery and a single 16MP camera
Neither the Samsung nor the Motorola will have 5G connectivity, but this is not a big deal.
I am currently in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast with three 5G smartphones and despite this location being Telstra’s so-called Mecca for 5G I am still struggling to get over 100Mbps from a Telstra 5G device. Remember the Commonwealth Games and the PR stunts to promote Telstra 5G in Surfers Paradise.
I now suspect this was based on Mobile towers that have been removed.
Last year 400,000 Galaxy Folds last year, despite all its flaws and long delays and we suspect that their new UTG Flip device might be a game-changer.