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Forget the Galaxy Fold 2: Samsung’s new foldable clamshell is called Galaxy Z Flip

Galaxy Fold 2
(Image credit: Wang Benhong)

As it turns out, Samsung‘s competitor to Motorola’s Razr clamshell is not called the Galaxy Fold 2 or Galaxy Bloom.

Instead of using the cool Galaxy Bloom as a product name, Samsung is reportedly choosing another boring letter. A wasted a opportunity, because that brand is cool — unlike the actual name.

Samsung masterleakster Ice Universe teased in a tweet that ”Bloom” is just the internal codename for the phone, saying that the phone will be called “Samsung Galaxy Z ****”. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold? Samsung Galaxy Z Boom? Samsung Galaxy Z Razr perhaps?

No, the **** could have stood for “yawn” or “bore”, because the actual name — as Ice Universe revealed in another tweet — is Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Seriously, Samsung. Come on. Do we need another letter in your alphanumeric soup of models?

The Galazy Z Flip will likely be unveiled February 11 alongside the Galaxy S20 at Samsung's Unpacked event in San Francisco. 

Not much is known about the Galaxy Z Flip in terms of specs, but previous rumors point to a 6.7-inch ultra thin glass (UTG) display that folds along the horizontal access. 

Stay tuned to our Galaxy Fold 2/Galazy Z Flip hub for more info and leaks as we get closer to launch.

Jesus Diaz

Jesus Diaz founded the new Sploid for Gawker Media after seven years working at Gizmodo, where he helmed the lost-in-a-bar iPhone 4 story and wrote old angry man rants, among other things. He's a creative director, screenwriter, and producer at The Magic Sauce, and currently writes for Fast Company and Tom's Guide.