Samsung releases foldable Galaxy Z Flip smartphone - architecture and design

Samsung releases foldable Galaxy Z Flip smartphone



Samsung has brought the early noughties flip phone into the 21st century with its Galaxy Z Flip smartphone, which has a 6.7-inch flexible glass display that folds down to fit in the palm of your hand.
The Galaxy Z Flip is Samsung's latest foldable phone following the Galaxy Fold device, which was unveiled in February 2019. It is also the first device in Samsung's Z series.

The screen is comprised of one expansive surface with a bendable centre, while the phone's base structure is made up of two main sections joined together by a thin central component known as the "hideaway hinge".
When open, the phone has a full screen size of approximately 6.7 by 2.9 inches.

The hinge enables the Galaxy Z Flip to be folded down with a "satisfying snap" into the size of a wallet ? approximately 3.4 by 2.9 inches ? so that it can easily fit into the user's pocket or bag.
"At Samsung, we were encouraged by the excitement for the Galaxy Fold," said Tae Moon Roh, president and head of mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics.
"Galaxy Z Flip is an important next step as we look to build the foldable category by bringing to consumers a new form factor, new display and most importantly, a new kind of mobile experience," he continued.
"With Galaxy Z Flip's unique foldable design and user experience, we're redefining what a mobile device can be, and what it enables consumers to do," Roh added.

The hideaway hinge is supported by a du...
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