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Samsung restocking Galaxy Z Flip, launching S20 sales on February 21It's a Friday retail twofer for Sammy

Samsung is on production overdrive right now as it aims to to meet demand for the Galaxy Z Flip while also launching its flagship Galaxy S20 series. Turns out, the company is going full throttle on everything tomorrow.

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Samsung starts selling the Galaxy Z Flip's ultra-thin glass to other manufacturersGet ready for a galaxy full of flip phones

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the first folding phone with a glass display — an impressive feat, though so far, it hasn't exactly proven to be very durable. The company still believes in its product and has decided to commercialize and scale up production of the Z Flip's display cover (not the OLED panel itself, but the layer on top of it). The ultra-thin glass (UTG) will be available for purchase for other manufacturers building foldable devices.

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The Galaxy Z Flip's glass display fails at almost every level in JerryRigEverything's torture test (Update: Teardown)Durability test pokes holes in the phone's screen, polymer "protective layer" not enough to save it

Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip was billed as the first folding phone with a glass display, but thanks to a "protective layer," the top-most surface you actually interact with is only as durable as a plastic screen protector. In a testing video published earlier today, Zack Nelson of JerryRigEverything showed off how easily the phone's display scratches, in the end, literally poking holes in it.

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Galaxy Z Flip first impressions: Folding phones have turned the cornerI'm convinced — this is the future

Samsung's new Galaxy Z Flip, the company's latest folding phone, has been making plenty of waves in recent days — first for being the world's very first glass folding phone, and later for being more delicate than "glass" would imply. I've only had the day to play with the phone following our very brief time with it at Samsung's event, and while I'm trying to reserve my full judgment for later, I have to say: So far, I really like it.

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You can still pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip from AT&T and SprintSamsung is sold out, but carriers will still take your money

Samsung may have sold through its entire stock of Galaxy Z Flip devices for right now, but you can still snag one from carriers. Both AT&T and Sprint have the Z Flip available for purchase, but you will have to wait a few weeks. Oh, and you'll also have to spend a lot of money.

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Galaxy Z Flip teardown confirms fragile glass display beneath protective plastic layerIt is glass, but it's not exactly durable

Since JerryRigEverything's Zach took his picks to the Galaxy Z Flip, there's been a lot of debate around the web concerning Samsung's claim that it's using an ultra-thin layer of glass in the folding phone's display. Thanks to a new teardown by PBKreviews on YouTube, we now have confirmation that there is indeed a sheet of flexible glass in the Z Flip, but it's not as durable as you might hope.

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Google says Galaxy Z Flip's split-screen mode will be available to other OEMsIt might enable a whole new way to interact with your phone

Yesterday, Samsung launched its second foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip, which could shape up to be a more than worthy competitor to the Motorola Razr. In cooperation with Google, the company has added a nifty split-screen feature to the phone that divides apps' interfaces into top and bottom halves when you fold it into a laptop-esque "flex mode." This innovation turns things like Duo video calls into hands-free operations with quick access to the mute option, the end call button, and the camera switcher. Now Google has shared with The Verge that future foldables from other manufacturers will be able to implement this mode, too.

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The Galaxy Z Flip feels like a regular smartphone—and that's exactly why it's amazingSamsung is clearly making progress on foldables

Foldable phones have their detractors, but as they continue to evolve, it's quickly becoming clear they're maturing in both concept and execution. Enter the Galaxy Z Flip, the first phone I feel confident in saying feels like a regular smartphone. There's no amazing use case it will enable, no killer software feature, and the specifications aren't even cutting-edge in 2020. I contend that none of this actually matters, and that it doesn't matter if you actually buy this phone.

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Here's everything Samsung announced at Unpacked 2020The Galaxy S20, Galaxy Z Flip, and more

Samsung's latest Unpacked event is in the books now, and it was a big one. The company finally unveiled the long-awaited Galaxy S20 family with more cameras and larger screens than ever before. The price tags are also record-setting. We also got a peek at the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung's answer to the Moto Razr. It wasn't just about phones -- Samsung had something to say about the Galaxy Buds+ and the Galaxy S10, too. It can be hard to keep it all straight, so here's everything in one place.

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Samsung doubles down on Spotify with one-touch Galaxy Buds+ support, deeper app integration

Samsung and Spotify have been partnered for almost two years now, and tucked into the bevy of announcements during today's Samsung Unpacked was an expansion of that partnership. The Galaxy S20, Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy Buds+ will include several new, quick ways to listen to and share your favorite Spotify tunes.

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