The folding screen devices here will stay. Samsung was the first to launch the pool with the Golden Fold a few months ago and is currently ranked 13th in a new betting tournament developed by Galaxy Z Flip.
New Z Z Flip: this is the wrap of Ultra-compact Samsung
This is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, the second-generation mobile device in the Korean company that returns the concept of mobile-type mobiles.
The idea of a self-closing smartphone inspired by clamshell phones roaming freely 20 years ago. If the spirit is the same, everything else has changed. It even goes so far as to establish itself as a piece that will stay beyond fashionable waves.
In a tough race situation, Samsung is not the only one with wrapping devices. Huawei, in its particular form, also launched its Mate X about a year ago that we didn't see in Europe but that it had been able to sell to China. Motorola has also selected its Razr as a wrap-around headset and sells it even to Spanish workers.
Green Z Flip on hand
The feeling of using a phone with a wrap screen is not exactly the same as that found on a smartphone when used with a solid screen. Mainly due to the feature of the form 21.9: 9 and 6.7 centimeters being ignored.
The wrap panel is very small and high by current standards. It will force us to use both hands to reach the top part of the screen and it may be uncomfortable at times.
However, it's not that much different from what happens with big smartphones like the Galaxy Note 10. In addition, Samsung is adapting its own user interface to make management as painless as possible. OneUI 2, the version included in Flip, can save us in some cases in the app but, for example, using the Internet is not the best thing in the world if we have to click on the top of the web.
If this is not an impenetrable wall for us, the design seems to be completely successful and now the heavy phone makes sense. Its older brother, the Gold Fold, is much larger (even closed) and survives while the Z-Flip is able to offer a more restricted pocket size and a flat screen when using it. The leading international countries are united in one place.
And a million dollar question: Do you see the bend? By default it is completely hidden and we will not see rust or distortion going to war. The screen is perfectly symmetrical and no one can say that it is facing a self-closing smartphone.
Now, when we touch it we see that in the center of the screen there is another kind of way. If we swipe gently, we will not notice it, but with a little pressure on that area we will know there is something down there.
The second of its kind
A few months ago we were able to test the Motorola Razr for a few minutes. The pioneer of the art has been able to break the ice and that many species are thrown into the reservoir.
At present, the main issue is the price of all these devices. The 1,500 euro of the Galaxy Z Flip is the first obstacle facing any potential phone buyer. It's a new technology and you have to go through the box without looking.
Pioneers must pay the price by using the most advanced technology available. Sometimes it's just a little extra money, but in some settings it can mean an unattainable user experience and that's where frustration comes.
Another striking question is the stability of the smartphone after a few months. Will wrinkles or bubbles appear in the crease area? With the Galaxy Fold Samsung has shown that we can be sure, but with this new model we have some general doubts about the recently introduced technology. Something that can only be taken by time and continuous use.
Today it is difficult to recommend folding smartphone. Not Samsung in particular but as a whole concept. The Glass Z Flip doesn't bring much to the industry and is known as the start of something great to come. It shows more power as the maturation and cost components are cheaper in the future, yet, uncertain and exciting.
In order to give a more detailed judgment we need to do a thorough review. The first "wow" feeling no one takes away from us before a technology that seems to be coming out of the near future, but when actual use is manifested in the everyday complexity of millions of users.