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Samsung's new $1,400 folding phone totally misses the appeal of foldable smartphones

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Just one year after the bungled launch of its first foldable smartphone, Samsung is trying again with an all-new design, name, and price.
The Galaxy Z Flip is $600 less than the starting price of last year's Galaxy Fold, and it also folds up and down like a pocket mirror, instead of horizontally like a book.
Despite the phone's many hardware improvements, Samsung's new phone just isn't as magical or exciting as last year's design.
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I only spent about 30 minutes with Samsung's new foldable flip phone, but I'm convinced Motorola should be worried

I only spent about 30 minutes with Samsung's new foldable flip phone, but I'm convinced Motorola should be worried

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip on Tuesday, a flip phone with a foldable screen that bends in half.
During my brief time using the Z Flip, I was impressed with its smooth glass screen, the way the hinge was able to keep the display propped open, and its compact design.
The Flip still doesn't answer the overarching question of why you might want a foldable phone in the first place, but its glass screen, lower price, and higher-quality camera should give it a leg up over the very similar Motorola Razr.
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