Samsung revealed the eagerly awaited and hotly rumoured Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 foldable smartphones at its most recent Galaxy Unpacked Presentation in South Korea. The Z Flip 5 replaces the Z Flip 4, and the Z Fold 5 replaces the Z Flip 4. Both are powered by the Samsung Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. For more information, keep reading.
Galaxy Z Fold 5: Specs and Features
The Samsung Z Fold 5 is quite similar to the Z Fold 4 and fails to forge a distinct new identity for itself. For increased durability, the device’s armour metal construction is protected on the back and front with Gorilla Glass Victus 2. The Fold 5 can now achieve a zero-gap closure when folded thanks to an updated hinge mechanism with an integrated dual roll module.
Now, coming to the display, the smartphone ships with a 6.2-inch HD+ 2X Dynamic AMOLED outer display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. On the inside, there is a 7.6-inch QXGA+ 2X Dynamic AMOLED ultra-thin glass Infinity Flex display with 1750 nits of peak brightness and 120Hz dynamic refresh rate. The display further has support for Samsung’s S Pen which is now only 4.33mm compared to the 7.4mm S Pen for the Z Fold 4.
Also, the foldable phone has clever OS features that will improve your experience. For instance, the taskbar can now hold up to four new apps and automatically hides itself to free up more screen space. You may interact with items within various apps, split-screen views, floating window views, and much more using the new two-handed drag-and-drop option.
In terms of performance, the foldable comes equipped with the tweaked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform for Galaxy that we saw earlier this year with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. It is clubbed with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 1TB of onboard storage. It is backed by a 4,400mAh battery with 25W fast charging and runs Android 13-based One UI 5.1.1.
There are a total of 5 cameras available with the Z Fold 5. A 50MP wide-angle lens with Dual Pixel Auto Focus and OIS serves as the primary camera. A 10MP telephoto lens and a 12MP ultra-wide lens are also included. The front camera on the outside display is a 10MP sensor, while the inside under-display selfie camera has a resolution of 4MP.
The Z Fold 5’s Galaxy Flex Mode, Samsung Knox Security, and Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor are other standout features. The smartphone will come in the colours Icy Blue, Phantom Black, and Cream. There will also be an exclusive Gray and Blue colour choice on the Samsung website. Moreover, it has an IPX8 rating.
Galaxy Z Flip 5: Specs and Features
The Galaxy Z Flip 5’s clamshell design is intended for those of you who want to experience a small, foldable device that is convenient to carry around without sacrificing its foldability. The smartphone’s hinge mechanism has been updated. The main selling point of this hinge is that it allows you to use Samsung’s “Flex Mode” to prop your smartphone up at an angle that best suits your needs.
With a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate and a 22:9 aspect ratio, the 6.7-inch inner flexible 2X Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex display is available. 3.4 inches is now larger than before, making it comparable to the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra. With that expansion in size, the exterior display has also become considerably more useful and practical. For instance, you can now use the outside display to check your tickets and respond to messages. Also, you may use Samsung Pay and add up to 30 widgets to your device.
Under the hood, there’s a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB storage. The device is kept going by a 3,700mAh battery with support for a 25W fast charger. It ships with One UI 5.1.1 based on Android 13 and is IPX8 water-resistant. On the camera front, there’s a 12MP primary camera with Dual Pixel Auto Focus and OIS, an additional 12MP ultra-wide lens, along with a 10MP selfie camera.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 will be available in Mint, Graphite, Cream, and Lavender color options. There will also be a Samsung website with Exclusive Gray, Blue, Green, and Yellow colors.
Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 starts at $1,799 (~ Rs 1,47,577) and the Z Flip 5 has a starting price of $999 (~ Rs 81,950). Pre-orders for both devices have begun and the sale will start on August 11. We are yet to receive word on the new foldable phones’ Indian availability.
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