Samsung’s latest Galaxy Unpacked Event held in South Korea showcased the much-anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 foldable smartphones. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 continues the legacy of its predecessor, the Z Fold 4, while the Galaxy Z Flip 5 takes over from the Z Flip 4. These devices are powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset for Galaxy, promising impressive performance and functionality.
Delve into the impressive specifications and features of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 Phone
Galaxy Z Fold 5: Specs and Features
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 maintains a design similar to its predecessor, the Z Fold 4, featuring an armor aluminum build with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection for enhanced durability. One notable upgrade is the hinge mechanism, now equipped with an integrated dual roll module, allowing the Fold 5 to achieve a zero-gap closure when folded.
Regarding the display, the Z Fold 5 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ 2X Dynamic AMOLED outer display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. When unfolded, it reveals a larger 7.6-inch QXGA+ 2X Dynamic AMOLED ultra-thin glass Infinity Flex display with a peak brightness of 1750 nits and a 120Hz dynamic refresh rate. Notably, this internal display now supports Samsung’s S Pen, which has been reduced to 4.33mm compared to the S Pen for the Z Fold 4 (7.4mm). The device also comes with various OS tricks to enhance the user experience, such as the ability to place up to four new apps on the taskbar, split-screen view, floating window view, and more.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is powered by the tweaked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform for Galaxy, paired 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 on Android 13-based One UI 5.1.1.
The camera setup on the Z Fold 5 includes a 50MP wide-angle lens with Dual Pixel Auto Focus and OIS as the primary camera, accompanied by a 12MP ultra-wide lens and a 10MP telephoto lens. Additionally, there is a 4MP under-display selfie camera on the inside and a 10MP front camera on the outer display.
Other notable features of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 include Galaxy Flex Mode, Samsung Knox Security, Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor, and an IPX8 rating. The device will be available in Icy Blue, Phantom Black, and Cream color options, with Exclusive Gray and Blue colors available on the Samsung website.
Galaxy Z Flip 5: Specs and Features
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 sports a clamshell design, offering a compact foldable device that can be easily carried without compromising on functionality. The hinge mechanism has been upgraded, allowing users to prop the smartphone at various angles, known as the Flex Mode.
The Z Flip 5 features a 6.7-inch inner flexible 2X Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate in a 22:9 aspect ratio. On the outside, there is a larger 3.4-inch Super AMOLED display, making it more functional and convenient. Users can view flight tickets, reply to messages, access up to 30 widgets, and use Samsung Pay directly from the outer display.
Under the hood, the Z Flip 5 is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. It is equipped with a 3,700mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging. The device runs on One UI 5.1.1 based on Android 13 and is also IPX8 water-resistant.
In terms of photography, the Z Flip 5 comes with a 12MP primary camera with Dual Pixel Auto Focus and OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a 10MP selfie camera.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 is available in Mint, Graphite, Cream, and Lavender color options, with Exclusive Gray, Blue, Green, and Yellow colors available on the Samsung website.
Price and Availability
The starting price for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is $1,799 (~ Rs 1,47,577), while the Z Flip 5 begins at $999 (~ Rs 81,950). Pre-orders have begun, and the devices will be available for sale on August 11. However, the availability of these foldable phones in India is yet to be confirmed.
With these impressive specifications and features, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 are expected to captivate tech enthusiasts and foldable phone enthusiasts alike. The upgraded designs, powerful performance, and innovative features are likely to set a new standard in the foldable smartphone market.