Samsung has announced the launch of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G by expanding its folding catalog. Samsung has not waited for the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 5 to present its new terminal. Surely for focusing the conference on those who must be the great star of it, the Note 20 phablets, and also not to confuse users because we also expect another folding, the Fold 2.
Galaxy Z Flip 5G is as we have been announcing. Basically, it is a variant of the original model presented last February with its same design and format, but with support for new mobile broadband networks and a new chipset, the most advanced of Qualcomm for this year.
The terminal presents the shell design that other manufacturers such as Motorola have recovered with the Moto Razr. Enormously compact when folded, it also allows good one-handed handling when unfolded thanks to a “folding glass” via an “Infinity Flex” display protected by an “ultra-thin glass” cover. Compared to polycarbonate, this component considerably strengthens the panel and avoids the resistance and robustness problems that affected the Galaxy Fold.
The main screen is the same as the original screen. A Flexible multi-touch OLED with FHD + resolution, 6.7 inches diagonal and HDR10 + support. It also has a small 1-inch secondary screen located at the bottom of the external cover, which allows basic functions to be performed without having to deploy the terminal, receive information or notifications, or answer audio or video calls.
The Infinity-O Display design of the display includes a perforation for the 10 MP selfie front camera and a dual sensor main camera. The connectivity section is very well covered despite its compact size, with 5G, Wi-Fi 6, USB Type C, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS and AKG speaker with Dolby Atmos support. Its battery is not bad for its size (3,300 mAh) and it supports fast and wireless charging.
The big news comes inside with the Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G, Qualcomm’s most advanced chipset in connectivity and also in performance, for being the first mobile chipset that surpasses the 3 GHz frequency barrier and that we saw yesterday released on superphones such as the ASUS ROG Phone 3 and the Lenovo Legion.
Galaxy Z Flip 5G, specifications
- 6.7-inch “Infinity Flex” main display, dynamic “Ultra Thin Glass” AMOLED
- FullHD + resolution (2,636 x 1,080 pixels) in 22: 9 and 425 ppi format
- Secondary 1.1-inch Super AMOLED display.
- 300 x 112 pixel, 303 ppi resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset.
- 8-core Kryo 585 CPU, with a main Cortex A77 at 3.1 GHz + 3 Cortex A77 at 2.42 GHz + 4 Cortex A55 at 1.8 GHz
- Adreno 650 GPU
- 8 Gbytes of RAM.
- 256 GB of internal UFS 3.0 storage.
- Dual sensor main camera. 12 MP f / 1.8 with OIS + 12 MP wide angle f / 2.2.
- 10 MP f / 2.4 front camera.
- Connectivity: 5G, WiFi 6, USB Type C, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC. Fingerprint sensor.
- 3,300 mAh battery, with fast charging of 15 watts and wireless charging of 9 watts.
- Dimensions: folded 73.6 x 87.4 x 17.4 (15.4) mm – unfolded 73.6 x 167.3 x 7.2 (6.9) mm
- 183 grams of weight
Galaxy Z Flip 5G pre-installs Android 10 and Samsung promises a enhanced ‘folding’ experience with the new Flex Mode to improve the display of content by dividing the screen; YouTube with Flex mode that allows you to see your favorite channel at the top while you can browse, read descriptions and comment in the bottom half, in addition to getting four months of YouTube Premium.
The camera has also been updated with this Flex mode and shooting from higher angles is now easier, and the multi-tasking capability has been reinforced with the multi window tray.
Galaxy Z Flip 5G is offered in two color finishes Mystic Gray and Mystic Bronze. It will be available in the United States beginning August 7 at carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, retailers like Best Buy, Samsung.com, and Amazon.com. The official price is $ 1,499. We hope to see it soon in other regions because today it is the most advanced folding machine on the planet.
At least until in a couple of weeks we see the Galaxy Unpacked event where we expect another folding of interest, the Galaxy Fold 2, very different in design and format from this Flip.