Update, July 22:. Original story follows.
Why stop at one foldable phone when you can have two? Following on last year's much-anticipated Samsung is back this week with the , a foldable device that uses to the .,
We caught a glimpse of Samsung's clamshell phone in, but we've been hearing about it for a while, sometimes referred to as the . And on Tuesday, at the , we got official word that Samsung's clamshell phone is coming this week. Samsung also rolled out at its event in San Francisco three and its .
The new Galaxy Z Flip joins a tiny but growing collection of foldable phones -- including the , the , the and the -- that's redefining . Here's everything we do and don't know about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip phone.
What is the Galaxy Z Flip?
Samsung's second foldable phone, the ultrathin glass with a hole-punch camera. When closed, a small cover display shows the time, battery status and notifications. For hands-on details, see our .has a clamshell design and pops open like the , instead of spreading out like a book, does. The compact device expands to a 6.7-inch display using bendable
When can you buy the Galaxy Z Flip?
If you have your heart set on a foldable phone, then mark Valentine's Day on your calendar because Samsung said the Galaxy Z Flip will be available in limited quantities this Friday, Feb. 14, in select regions, including in the US and Korea. Unless you live in a major metropolitan area, your best bet for getting a phone this Friday is ordering online instead of walking into a retail store. Here's.
How much does Samsung's clamshell phone cost?
Which mobile carriers will have it?
What about Verizon?
Will the Galaxy Z Flip work with 5G networks?
Unlike the Galaxy Fold -- which is available in a 5G version -- the Galaxy Z Flip is a 4G phone.
How durable will the Galaxy Z Flip be?
We don't know, and we don't have a lot of other foldable examples to look to. Early prerelease versions of thebut a shipping version we tested lasted 120,000 folds -- the equivalent to about three years of use -- in . A recent similar test with the Motorola Razr was . Samsung said you should be able to fold and unfold the Galaxy Z Flip 200,000 times.
To prevent dust and particles from getting into the phone, the hinge of the Galaxy Z Flip will have a layer of fibers that will keep dust from entering.
Will Android apps take advantage of the Z Flip's foldable screen?
You can turn the phone's display into a split screen when you bend the phone at an angle, and at its Unpacked Event, Samsung showed YouTube playing video on the upper portion of the Galaxy Z Flip screen, with video comments displayed on the lower part of the screen. It also showed the phone's Gallery app displaying an image above the fold and editing tools below.
Samsung said it is working with Google to allow YouTube to take advantage of the phone's split screen in the near future but didn't name other specific apps that will take advantage of Galaxy Z Flip's screen.
For more on the Unpacked event, here's a look at the newand .