Popular German tech blog WinFuture has posted the first-ever images of Samsung's upcoming foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, weeks before its official unveiling. Apart from the detailed pictures of the phone, WinFuture also revealed key specifications of the handset. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was expected to be officially announced at the 2020 "Galaxy Unpacked" event scheduled for February 11.
According to Ars Technica, when launched, the Galaxy Z Flip will become Samsung's second phone to feature a foldable display. It will succeed last year's Samsung Galaxy Fold, which was mired in controversy after several design flaws led to a delayed launch. The new model is expected to compete against the Motorola Razr, which is expected to go on sale in the U.S. in March.
The leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip reveals a lot about its design and target audience, Winfuture adds. According to the blog, the Galaxy Z Flip is targeted at people who are active on social media. The article goes on to add that Samsung is likely to market it as an "influencer ready" handset.
Where the Galaxy Z Flip differs from its first-generation predecessor is the way the display folds. Unlike the first generation Galaxy Fold, which came with a display that folds horizontally, the Galaxy Z Flip is closer in design to the traditional flip phones from the early 2000s. It is also a lot less bulky when compared to last year's model.