Galaxy Z Flip vs. Galaxy Fold: Comparing Samsung’s original foldable phones

Samsung introduced the Galaxy Z Flip on Feb. 11 at Unpacked.

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At Samsung’s Unpacked
occasion again in February, the corporate doubled down on the foldable cellphone pattern with its Galaxy Z Flip, a yr after releasing its first foldable cellphone, the Galaxy Fold. Since then, Samsung has additionally introduced the Galaxy Z Flip 5G and the forthcoming Galaxy Z Fold 2. Whereas we anticipate pricing data on the Fold’s sequel, deal-savvy patrons is perhaps trying to Samsung’s earlier fashions for a less expensive entry into the foldable cellphone membership. Learn on to find the primary variations between Samsung’s first two foldable telephones. For extra foldable cellphone comparisons, learn CNET’s Galaxy Z Flip 5G vs. Galaxy Fold vs. Razr vs. Z Flip: Which foldable phone has the best specs? and Microsoft Surface Duo vs. its foldable rivals: Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Razr specs compared.

Each the Fold and the Z Flip use Samsung’s Infinity Flex Show, which the corporate developed to allow its handsets to fold tons of of hundreds of occasions with out breaking. Samsung claims each the Fold and the Z Flip can fold 200,000 times without breaking (i.e. the variety of occasions an individual would open and shut their cellphone over 5 years of use), however when CNET examined this declare in October, the Galaxy Fold lasted about 120,000 folds. In contrast to the Galaxy Fold, which has a 7.3-inch display and opens and closes like a guide, the Z Flip has a clamshell design. It additionally has a 6.7-inch show and twin 12-megapixel rear cameras. It prices $1,380 within the US and £1,300 within the UK.

For extra on how these two telephones differ, try our spec chart under.

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Galaxy Z Flip vs. Galaxy Fold

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Samsung Galaxy Fold
Display size, resolution Internal: 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED; 2,636×1,080 pixels / External: 1.1-inch Super AMOLED; 300×112 pixels Internal: 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED; 2,152×1,536 pixels / External: 4.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED; 1,680×720 pixels
Pixel density 425 ppi (internal) / 303 ppi (external) 362 ppi (internal)
Dimensions (Inches) Folded: 2.99 x 3.44 x 0.62 ~ 0.68 in / Unfolded: 2.99 x 6.59 x 0.27 ~0.28 in Folded: 6.3 x 2.5 x 0.6 in / Unfolded: 6.3 x 4.6 x 0.3 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) Folded: 73.6 x 87.4 x 15.4 ~17.3 mm / Unfolded: 73.6 x 167.3 x 6.9 ~ 7.2 mm Folded: 62.8 x 161 x 15.7mm ~ 17.1mm / Unfolded: 117.9 x 161 x 6.9mm ~ 7.6mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 6.46 oz; 183g 9.7 oz; 276g
Mobile software Android 10 Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI
Camera 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (ultra wide-angle) 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)
Front-facing camera 10-megapixel Two 10-megapixel, 8-megapixel 3D depth
Video capture 4K (HDR 10 Plus) 4K (HDR 10 Plus)
Processor 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Storage 256GB 512GB
Expandable storage TBD No
Battery 3,300 mAh 4,380 mAh
Fingerprint sensor Side Power button
Connector USB-C USB-C
Headphone jack No No
Special features Foldable display; wireless PowerShare; wireless charging; fast charging Foldable display, wireless charging, fast charging
Price off-contract (USD) $1,380 $1,980
Price (GBP) £1,300 £2,000
Price (AUD) AU$2,199 AU$2,999

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