Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: release date, price, features, and everything you need to know
Could this be the most popular foldable of 2023?

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: release date, price, features, and everything you need to know

Could this be the most popular foldable of 2023?

By fijivillage
Thursday 27/07/2023
[Image: techradar]

Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip range offers some of the most popular foldable phones on the planet, and with good reason – they pair a folding form factor with decent specs and a relatively affordable price.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is set to continue that trend, following a July 26 debut at Samsung Unpacked.

Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip 5 at its Galaxy Unpacked launch event on July 26. The company also announced the Galaxy Z Fold 5, the Galaxy Watch 6 family, and the Galaxy Tab S9 family.

As these are some of the best foldables, expect them to be rather pricey.

The Galaxy Z Flip 5 costs $999.99 / £1,049 / AU$1,649 for the base model, with the price going up to $1,099.99 / £1,149 / AU$1,849/ FJD $2788.14 if you’d like to double the storage.

The Galaxy Z Flip 5 is available for pre-order July 26, but will ship on August 11.

Starting off with the color options, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 comes in Mint, Graphite, Cream, and Lavender.

If you choose to order directly from Samsung, the company will offer it to you in Gray, Blue, Green, or Yellow. You have quite the choice of colors, just keep in mind that they won’t be available in all countries and all regions.

Wb-Hh-EBLjz-Aru4-S3-VDDR8-Fd-970-80-jpg

Design-wise, it’ll look broadly the same as the Flip 4. We say broadly because the cover screen is getting larger. It is now a 3.4-inch Super AMOLED 60Hz Display. It has a resolution of 720 x 748 which works out to 306 PPI.

Samsung hails this new cover screen – Flex display – as impressive, noting that you can check the weather, control your music, get stock market updates, and more. You can also view your notifications, adjust your settings, return calls, reply to texts, and use Samsung Wallet.

Essentially, it’s a mini smartphone on your smartphone. The actual smartphone itself still holds up, however, being a 6.7-inch FHD+ display equipped with a Dynamic AMOLED panel supporting a refresh rate of between 1 - 120Hz (depending on what’s being shown).

Samsung hasn't pursued certification for any dust-proofing on this foldable, as rumors suggested it might. It’ll keep the same IPX8 rating as the Flip 4, but it also gets its new waterdrop hinge, allowing it to fold all the way flat. Just don’t play too rough with it and you should be fine.

Camera wise, nothing much seems to have changed from last year.

There’s a 10MP selfie camera, and two 12MP rear cameras. That’s the usual wide and ultra-wide camera set-up we’ve seen on phones like this. No, there aren’t any periscope or zoom cameras, and that’s very much a consequence of the Z Flip 5 needing to conserve space. If you want the best cameras, you'll need to look at something like the bigger S23 Ultra or even the Z Fold 5.

As for the battery, that is a 3,700mAh unit that just about matches the quality of the Galaxy Z Flip 4. The Z Flip 4 had good, not great, battery life. However, the Z Flip 5 has an ace up its sleeve that could see it grab an hour or two more screen on time than its predecessor.

Cut to the chase

What is it? The next entry in Samsung's foldable Z Flip line

When is it out? August 11

How much will it cost? From $999.99 / £1,049 / AU$1,649/ $2486.56 FJD

Comes with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 'for Galaxy' chipset 8GB ram + storage tops out at 512GB Up to five years of updates The Samsung Galaxy Flip 5 comes with the expected Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy. This is the same excellent 4nm processor the company put in the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra. Expect top-tier performance and long-lasting battery (even though the battery size remains the same as the Flip 4). You can get it with 256GB of storage, or 512GB of storage. Either way, you get 8GB of RAM, and your apps will love it. If you want more RAM or storage, the best Samsung phones offer a lot more.

y8zxgmffc99n-T7-Zi-HUd-WXd-970-80-jpg

The usual extras are here. There’s fast charging up to 25W, fast wireless charging too. It comes with Android 13 and One UI 5.1.1, and Samsung will keep this updated for up to five years with security updates and four years with software updates.

[Source: techradar]

FEATURE NEWS
Family mourns the sudden passing of 'Ranadi Kei Viti'
37-year-old Esala Seru Yalewamama’s family is trying to come to terms after the sudden passing of their eldest member, best known as 'Ranadi Kei Vit...
2 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
Bus company temporarily fixes potholes on Lami Bridge
In a gesture of good will and the benefit for the people of Lami, Shore Buses has temporarily fixed potholes on Lami Bridge. In a facebook post, ...
1 hour ago

More than 25 jobs created as RC Manubhai opens in Navua
More than 25 people now have a job in Navua as RC Manubhai has opened a branch to cater for the people from Serua and Namosi. While speaking to ...
1 hour ago

Family seeks help to find missing 38-year-old son Elvin Lal
A family is seeking assistance in locating their son, 38-year-old Elvin Lal, who has been missing since last Sunday from their home in Deepwater, ...
4 hours ago

60 families may join members in Australia under PALM scheme pilot program
About 60 families could be joining their family members working under the PALM scheme in Australia as they were part of the Family Accompaniment ...
7 hours ago

200 students pioneer at cadet pass out at Ba Sanatan College
200 students have pioneered the Ba Sanatan College’s first cadet pass-out parade which was reviewed by Acting Commissioner of Police Juki Fong Chew ...
7 hours ago



fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
yb
IN DEPTH
2024-2025 National Budget address by the Minister for Finance
2024-2025 National Budget address by the Minister for Finance Prof. Biman Prasad. 2024-2025 Budget ...
6 days ago

Crisis within FijiFirst that led to its deregistration
The FijiFirst Party has been de-registered by the Registrar of Political Parties, Ana Mataiciwa. This is the end of the party that led government ...
10 days ago

Pre-Budget 2024-2025
Pre Budget 2024-2025 budget recommendations and an insight of what people on the ground wish to see in the National Budget
16 days ago

TOP