The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 are among the most anticipated foldables of 2023. The Z Flip 5, in particular, has been generating a lot of buzz, with rumors and leaks providing a glimpse of what to expect from Samsung’s upcoming flagship device. In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about the Galaxy Z Flip 5, from its release date and price to its specifications, design, and camera.
Release Date, Price, and Availability
Samsung has confirmed that the Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 will be announced on July 26 in Seoul, South Korea, a month earlier than Samsung’s usual release date. This move is likely due to the increased competition from other foldable devices, including the Google Pixel Fold, Motorola Razr, and OnePlus foldable. The Z Flip 5 is expected to be priced higher than its predecessor, with the base model starting at €30 more in Europe, and similar price hikes expected for the US market. Samsung is currently offering a $50 discount for registering your interest in purchasing the Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5.
The Z Flip 5 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which has already made its debut on the Galaxy S23 series. The device will likely offer three storage options of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Higher-storage variants may feature up to 12GB of memory, while the base variant might still rely on 8GB RAM. The device is also expected to run on Android 13 out of the box, and Samsung could add DeX support to the foldable, allowing users to convert it into a portable computing device. The device will support 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.3.
The Z Flip 5 is expected to introduce a new teardrop hinge mechanism, reducing the crease on the display and enabling it to close completely. The device will feature a huge 3.4-inch Super AMOLED cover display, occupying most of the front area and slightly curving around the two camera lenses. The inner foldable display will feature a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X with up to 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. The device will be water-resistant with an IPX8 rating and weigh 187g.
The Z Flip 5 will have the same dual-12MP cameras as the Z Flip 4, with new image sensors for both the main lens and the ultra-wide lens. The front selfie camera will remain unchanged at 10MP, with the ability to capture HDR shots. Samsung is expected to deliver better camera performance despite the similar hardware.
The battery capacity of the Z Flip 5 has not been confirmed, but it is anticipated to remain unchanged at 3,700 mAh. The device will support wireless charging and reverse wireless charging, with slow 25W charging technology.
The Z Flip 5 will feature a huge 3.4-inch Super AMOLED cover display, allowing users to quickly check the time, notifications, weather, and even read and respond to messages, emails, and navigate through maps. Samsung is working with Google to optimize some apps for the new cover display. The inner foldable display will resemble the Z Flip 4, offering a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with up to 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.
We would like to see improvements in battery life, cameras, and charging speed in the Z Flip 5. Given the increased competition in the foldable market, we also hope to see more competitive pricing for the Z Flip 5.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is shaping up to be an impressive device, with new design features and improved specifications. The device is expected to be released on July 26 in Seoul, South Korea, with higher pricing than its predecessor. The device will feature a new teardrop hinge mechanism, a huge 3.4-inch Super AMOLED cover display, and a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. The device will have the same dual-12MP cameras as the Z Flip 4, but with new image sensors. We hope to see improvements in battery life, camera capabilities, charging speed, and competitive pricing. Overall, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is a highly anticipated device that will likely set the benchmark for foldable devices in 2023.