Even though it hasn’t been as rigorously leaked as the Galaxy S20 family, Samsung’s sophomore foldable effort doesn’t hold many secrets either ahead of an official announcement scheduled for February 11.
One case, two colors, unlimited style
Official Galaxy Fold leather cover
The more than obvious reason for that lack of diversity was the completely unconventional design of Samsung’s first-ever foldable handset, which undoubtedly made it a lot trickier than usual to manufacture protective accessories. The same probably goes for the Galaxy Z Flip, which is expected to come with a radically different but equally unorthodox look.
Mind you, we’re talking about genuine calfskin leather here, so naturally, you should expect this premium case to help your Galaxy Z Flip stand out… even more. Although MobileFun has no actual pictures to share just yet, the UK-based smartphone accessories retailer claims the cover “looks and feels fantastic in hand”, “adding a touch of sophistication for a premium look and feel, without any unwanted bulk or weight.”
Galaxy Z Flip renders
That all sounds… expensive, but at least the British price will reportedly stay below the £100 psychological barrier (at £99.99), making us hope the leather covers will fetch a penny under 100 bucks a pop in the US.
The Galaxy Z Flip could “bloom” sooner than you think
While certain compromises need to be made to squeeze into that price bracket, including a Snapdragon 855 processor, as little as 6GB RAM, and a much humbler camera setup than what the Galaxy S20 family is expected to feature, Samsung will purportedly spare no expense making sure the display is not easily damaged with a neat combination of “ultra thin glass” and plastic materials.
In case you’re wondering, the primary screen should measure around 6.7 inches in diagonal, according to fairly credible recent rumors, folding vertically to create a compact clamshell with a tiny secondary screen on the outside showing you the time at a glance, as well as various quick notifications.