Samsung Folds and Flips

Is it 2005? Flip phones are making a comeback, but not in the way you think. The Samsung Galaxy Fold made a 7.3” touchscreen display fold in half, like a book. The Samsung Z is a flip, so imagine folding your iPhone or Android in half, creating a compact square. But why? What is the driver of this new innovation, if that’s what you want to call it. A flip phone again? It’s definitely satisfying to hang up with a click, but 2005 nostalgia aside, what’s the point? 

The option of having a bigger screen when watching videos or reading etc. is a good reason to want a flippable or foldable phone. If you want a more compact and easily storable phone, these Samsung models seem fitting. Maybe instead of asking “why?” The idea of a flippable/foldable phone should be a “why not?” Simultaneously, we wonder if it’s worth it, and wait- what’s the price? The Samsung Fold weighs in at $1,980, followed by the Samsung Galaxy Z flip phone at $1,400. Depending on how big your pockets are, maybe the new Samsung’s can fit inside with their new designs. 

The Galaxy Z Flip is rumored to have a 6.7” screen with only a 3300mAh battery, which is concerning for those who champion the idea of a revamped flip phone, especially with it having no option for 5G. The Samsung Fold, on the other hand, has a 4.6” to 7.3” AMOLED display with a 4,380mAh (LTE) and 4,235mAh (5G model). These numbers may add up for those who are interested in the flip phone for aesthetic purposes, but for other Android users, the Samsung Fold lives up to its price point.