Samsung Flip – an Alternative to the Surface Hub 2

5th November 2018
Meeting room with several people looking at a Samsung Flip whilst a woman presents.

Why is the Samsung Flip Special?

The Samsung Flip is an interactive display, but not just any interactive display. It takes things to a whole other level!

Ultimately the Flip is a 55″ HD TV  with touchscreen capabilities. It transforms from portrait to landscape orientation using the pivot mode and portability comes by way of the Samsung Flip Stand. You can choose either the default white background, or switch to a dark background with the appearance of an old skool blackboard.

Meeting room with people surrounding a Samsung Flip. One woman is using the Samsung Flip Pen to select a colour to notate on the screen.

At a recent demonstration of the flip in the HardSoft HQ, the whole team loved it. It linked simply with a Samsung smartphone using Samsung’s ‘Smart View’ function, allowing us to view photos and videos from the phone on the Flip’s screen. That means there’s no more having to download everything you need for those important meetings onto a memory stick! The picture and sound quality were amazing, as you’d expect from Samsung, and the good news is that the Flip being a Samsung device doesn’t mean there is a barrier to Apple owners who’d love to get their hands on it, it works with Apple devices and iOS via Apple TV.

What Else Do You Need to Know about the Flip?

Let’s tell you a little more about the functionality of the Flip. Up to four users can interact with the Flip, using either the Samsung Pencil, their fingers, or pretty much anything else you can find to hand. If you don’t like what you’ve done, you just use the flat of your hand to wipe it out. Simple as that.

As mentioned before, the Samsung Flip can handle input from a smartphone, as well as laptops, tablets, USB drives, or a connected network, which makes it perfect for presentations but equally good for meetings where input is needed from others, be that a creative brainstorm or budget allocation, the Flip can handle it all. You can even set a pin to enable you to lock sensitive information while you’re away from the screen. Another use the Flip is perfect for is digital signage. If you’re having a conference and need to signpost attendees, you can set your message and wipe it clean when you’re done.

The Samsung Flip Stand makes the Flip portable and allows full use of the horizontal to vertical orientation “flip”. There are other stands which work with the Flip, as well as a wall mount option, which are available to add as options on our website.

Microsoft’s Surface Hub 2 is an alternative to the Samsung Flip, although there is zero availability on this until 2019, and whilst the Flip configures easily into any setup, the Hub requires a system that is almost built around it, so it may not be the best option for many.

Book a Demonstration of the Samsung Flip Today!

If you love the sound of the Samsung Flip but would like to try it out before you commit, there’s great news! From the 5th November, we will have a demo unit that you can borrow. For more details on the Flip and how to book a demo, get in touch with our sales team on 020 7111 1643 or email sales@hardsoft.co.uk.