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Samsung’s clamshell foldable phone may be called the Galaxy Z Flip

A report out of South Korea had recently claimed that Samsung had decided to call its next foldable smartphone the “Galaxy Bloom.” If Industry insider and tipster Ice Universe is to be believed, Samsung’s next foldable smartphone will actually be called the Galaxy Z Flip.

The handset is rumored to debut alongside the next Galaxy S at Mobile World Congress in late February. Precious little is known about what this device would include, although it might have a hole-punch camera, an external fingerprint reader and a small external display for notifications. Much like Motorola’s revived RAZR, the Galaxy Z Flip would focus more on cramming a full-fledged smartphone into a compact design than trying to maximize screen area. It might cost less as a result, although we still can’t imagine it being inexpensive when foldable-screen phones are still in their early days.

While there is very little that we know about the phone’s hardware specifications at this point, rumors suggest it may not be all that impressive. Instead of Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 chipset, Samsung’s second foldable phone is rumored to be powered by the same Snapdragon 855 chip as the Galaxy Fold. However, it is expected to be a lot more affordable than its predecessor, with some reports hinting at a sub-$1,000

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