Leaked video shows the Samsung Galaxy Z in motion

We don’t know much more about the new Samsung Galaxy Z phone just yet, but there isn’t long to wait until the lid is lifted on the manufacturer's second stab at a foldable camera phone. 

The Samsung Galaxy Z should be one of the big reveals at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, taking place on 11 February. So set a reminder and join us then for all the latest screen-bending, 100x Super Zoom, 108MP Samsung news as it – quite literally – unfolds.   

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The Galaxy Z has leaked in renders before, but now we’ve got something much juicier. Over a week ahead of the expected launch of the Korean tech brand’s second foldable, it has made its live-action debut online. 

Leaker and render designer Ben Geskin posted a short clip to Twitter and YouTube (see below) showing off the phone’s Eighties-styled pink exterior, its dinky front notification display and, most flipping noteworthy, the foldable unfurling from a clamshell to a candy bar. 

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When folded, there are a few noteworthy elements on the front of the Galaxy Z. Most apparent is a dual camera with a tiny flash alongside it. This instantly suggests that imaging won’t be the phone’s strongest suit, but we anticipate two 12MP sensors paired with wide and ultra-wide lenses based on previous Galaxy Z leaks.

Next to the camera bump is a small display – clearly an OLED, as it disappears when not in use. This horizontal ticker is markedly tinier than the one on the front of the Motorola Razr, likely owing to the fact it isn’t a viewfinder for selfies. Instead, it will probably just relay basic notifications and serve as a caller ID. 

Once opened up, the Galaxy Z’s inner screen features a punch-hole camera in the top-center of its flexible OLED display. While we don’t have a confirmed resolution yet, when unfurled it looks like it’s sitting firmly in tall-phone-territory, at around 21:9 – making it roughly as long as the Sony Xperia 5. Roll on 11 Feburary… 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist and content creator with a number of specialisms. He started his career at Canon Europe, before joining Phone Arena and Recombu as a tech writer and editor. From there, he headed up and runs Tech[edit], a technology YouTube channel, and has worked alongside this role at Future as a Senior Producer, sharpening his considerable video production skills. 

His technical expertise has been called on numerous times by mainstream media, with appearances and interviews on outlets like Sky News, and he provides Digital Camera World with insight and reviews on camera phones, video editing software and laptops, on-camera monitors, camera sliders, microphones and much more.