Why the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the Future of Foldables

by birtanpublished on August 28, 2020

At Samsung's recent unpacked event here in San Francisco we got to see the new s20 lineup in all of its glory but the big surprise – the fact that it was kind of leaked all over the internet beforehand was the galaxy Z flip this new foldable device folds in half

Lengthwise compared to the original fold they released not too long ago and then re-released shortly thereafter that folded width wise this means it instead goes from a six point seven inch twenty one point nine by nine aspect ratio

Normal-sized phone down to a square sized very compact one now I'll do a complete walkthrough etc on it as well if Samsung sends me one soon so we'll dive more to the specs and device itself in that what did this episode of decoder

Where I break down the tech around us I want to talk about the tech in the Z flips screen because honestly it might just be the best implementation of a folding screen yet first let's talk about the hinge the Z flip is using a

Newer hinge design than the Galaxy fold this one features a dual cam design that not only allows it to have no noticeable gap when closed but it also allows it to be able to set at various angles and not snap all the way open or closed sort of

Like how your laptop does in addition to this Samsung also added in bristles they call the system sweeper tech that prevent dirt dust and debris from getting in under the hinge an issue that they had originally at least with the

Very first fold and remedied on the re-release of that now while the hinge technology is remarkable in and of itself it's really the screen technology here that I'm most excited about

Up until now every foldable device we've seen from the made X to the fold to the razor have used a polymer aka essentially plastic screen this has been what allows them to flex as they do but it also is why they are so easily

Scratched by fingernails even in some cases tend to have massive creases in them and just expect it overall lower lifespans the new galaxy Z flip has a screen made out of that thing that we're all kind of used to screens being made

Out of glass it's called utg or old a thin glass and it's generally considered any glass that's under one millimeter in thickness it's because of how thin that it is that it can actually be bent to a radius of about 1.5

Millimeters or so Samsung even claims that this new Z flip can be bent to that over 200,000 times without any issues now the general idea of how this glass is being made is by melting down the

Specific usually secret mix of minerals and then putting it in a VAT at the top of a warehouse they then use gravity and a thin slit in the bottom of that container and as it stretches downward out of the container it becomes thinner

And thinner and also slowly cools until it's thin enough to be wrapped around drums now the bend of this is that there's much less of a crease in the screen it's a lot more resistant to scratches and just being touched in

General it can even use a stylus which is why I personally think we'll see on the sequel to the fold and they'll start to merge that with a note lineup but I digress it also allows the flexible o LED

Display underneath to be seen through it with more clarity it feels better to type on and frankly it just feels more solid all around now of course as with everything it's not without some cons as well the big one is that of course glass

Unlike plastic while less prone to scratches is more prone to being cracked and of course it's more expensive than the polymer screens as well now Samsung do only have this on the inside of the phone so maybe there's some chance of

Dropping it closed instead of open when it's more protected but even without that potential protection it's sort of the same place that you're in with your current non-folding phone so there's that as for the price well sure

It's a phone that definitely doesn't have as high of specs as the new s20 lineup does so the fact it folds and that screen is really the only thing that we can assume is the biggest driving factor in the thirteen hundred

And eighty dollar price tag that Samsung just gave it but considering the razor for Motorola was just released and it's $1500 or so and the original fold was around two thousand then maybe it's a good deal now regardless of whether

You're the type of person who might want to buy this phone the folding glass screen is a huge leap forward for the entire folding device industry that is inevitably coming and will get cheaper and cheaper and

Thanks to this glass and honestly like using it it feels really nice and the implementation is good it feels solid it just kind of feels like it's a huge leap towards the goal of these foldable devices actually becoming truly viable

Form factors there guys quick decoder episode while I'm here in San Francisco checking out these devices stay tuned please subscribe and ding the bell next door subscribe so you can notify when I do new videos on these devices and

Others and as always regardless thanks for watching

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