This is the Galaxy Z-Flip. It is the folding flip phone that Samsung just announced here unpacked in San Francisco. There it is. It's a folding phone. And I have to tell you, I am actually one of the more impressive folding phones that I've tried. And I've only tried a few, but Samsung as really figured out and refined a bunch of things that were wrong with earlier folding phones, and that start with the screen. 

Sumsung Galaxy Z-Flip Full Review 2020

It is actually made out of ultra-thin flexible glass. And so, if I am sort of run my fingernail over it, you worry about it scratching on a fold on a Motorola Razr. But here, it doesn't leave a mark, which is great. It does have a tiny, little crease that you can kind of see right there at the hinge, but it's very subtle, and you don't feel it as much. It's much more subtle than it was in the Galaxy Fold, and especially on the Motorola Razr when you feel it. Now, when you close it, it's got a pretty strong hinge. So it's kind of hard to open and close one-handed. That really does add to the feeling of overall build quality for the thing. And it's also there because Samsung wants to do fancy little software features when you put it at an L here. I was able to try two of those things.

I was able to watch a YouTube video on it, which meant that I could see all your lovely comments on the bottom half. I was also able to do a Google Duo call, which made a lot more sense. Just set it on there, and have it on the screen. That is the main thing that Samsung is doing in terms of software customization, but there is one other thing. There is this itty bitty, little screen on the front. You swipe on it, you can see your notifications. And if you double-tap the power button, which doubles as a fingerprint sensor, you get a little tiny selfie camera, and you can see yourself, and you can take a selfie. 

It's adorable. In terms of specs, it's actually also impressive, because it's a Snapdragon855 Plus processor. It has eight gigs of RAM, which is fine, 256 gigs of storage, and it has wireless charging, which is not a thing on most foldable. It has, I believe, a3300 milliamp battery, but it's split in between two sides. So, hopefully, that's enough to get you through an entire day. In terms of other specs, there are two 12 megapixel cameras on the back. One of them is an ultra-wide. On the front, is a 10-megapixel camera, and it's one of Samsung's shole punch cameras, which I actually really like.

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It's a lot better than like a giant notch that we've seen on some other phones. (chill music) But I wanna go back to build quality for just a minute because it really does feel way better that they made this hinged little bit tighter. Samsung also says that they put these brushes on the hinge here to keep dust from getting into the hinge mechanism. I don't know, it's like cilia. It's very biological. I kind of love it. But it feels good. The crease isn't too bad here. And when you close it, there is a tiny little gap. You can definitely see it. It is not completely gapless like on the Motorola Razr. However, it's pretty small. It's way smaller than on the Galaxy Fold. There's no headphone jack. You knew there would be a headphone jack. It's totally fine. (laughs) It is gonna be available on February 14th. There are no pre-orders.

It's just coming out. I don't think it's gonna be on Verizon right away, but it should be on AT& Tand Sprint, at least, and it still should be available unlocked. It's gonna cost $1,380. Why does Samsung making its folding phones end at $80 instead of $99 or something else? I don't know. They say that it's because it divides more evenly into monthly payments, 'cause these are expensive phones. Sure. But look, I am really excited to review this phone. I really think that Samsung has figured out a lot of the things that they did not get right on their first folding phone, and so this has a lot of promise. I just don't know if it has$1,400 worth of promise. Hey everybody,(air screeches) thanks so much for watching. 

We, of course, have a hands-on with the Galaxy S20 phone, so go take a look at that. And I got it here next to the Razr. We're gonna have a review of this Razr coming up pretty soon. We might even try and do a comparison with the Z-Flip.

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