We all expected Samsung to announce the Galaxy Z Flip 5G at their Unpacked event on August 6 AEST but it seems they have decided that there may already be too many announcements there so have overnight unveiled the new Galaxy Z Flip 5G and it isn’t just the standard Z Flip with 5G (although it is very close).
The new Galaxy Z Flip 5G is a more powerful version of the original Z Flip we checked out earlier this year with the Snapdragon 855+ replaced with the Snapdragon 865 Plus — and of course costs just that little bit extra.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5G arrives will all of the other specs unchanged from the original Galaxy Z Flip including a 6.7-inch foldable AMOLED screen with a 1080P resolution. Memory-wise it will house 8GB of RAM supported by 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The front-facing camera will still be a 10MP lens inside the display notch and the rear camera module will still house dual 12MP sensors (wide and ultra-wide).
The side-mounted fingerprint sensor is still present and the battery is specced at 3,300mAh with support for gentle 15W “fast” charging and wireless charging. At this stage the new software enhancements include improved Flex Mode and Edge Panel with more unannounced at this stage.
|Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G|
|Display||Main Display||6.7″ FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Display(21.9:9) Infinity Flex Display
2636 x 1080
|Cover Display||1.1″ Super AMOLED Display
300 x 112
|Dimension & Weight||Folded||73.6 x 87.4 x 17.3mm (Hinge) – 15.4mm (Sagging)|
|Unfolded||73.6 x 167.3 x 7.2mm – 6.9mm (Screen)|
|Camera||Front Camera||10MP Selfie Camera: F2.4
Pixel size: 1.22μm
|Rear Dual Camera||12MP Ultra Wide Camera: F2.2
Pixel size: 1.12μm
|12MP Wide-angle Camera: Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8
Pixel size: 1.4μm
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) for Rear Wide-angle Camera
Up to 8x digital zoom
|CPU & GPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus (7nm DUV (N7P) process)
Adreno 650 GPU
|Memory||8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage|
|Battery||3,300 mAh (typical) dual battery|
|Charging||Fast Charging compatible via power cord and wireless
Wireless PowerShare reverse charging
|Sensors||Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor (digital, analog), Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor|
|Authentication||Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
Surround sound for Bluetooth and earphones with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)
UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 support
PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD*: DSD64/128
|Audio playback format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF|
Dual Audio: connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy Z Flip to play audio through the two devices simultaneously.
|Scalable Codec: Enhanced Bluetooth connection under ambient radio frequency interference.|
Recording quality is improved with the High AOP Mic that minimizes distortion in noisy environments.
|Video||Video playback format
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps)
|Security||Knox platform: real-time monitoring and protection.
Virus, malware prevention. (Powered by McAfee)
Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to isolate and protect content such as apps, photos, movies, and private files.
|In the Box||Galaxy Z Flip, Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, USB Connector (OTG), Quick Start Guide, Clear Cover, Earphones (USB Type-C) with sound by AKG|
Table courtesy of XDA Developers
The Galaxy Z Flip 5G does support the N78 Australian 5G bands but at this stage it is unclear whether it will arrive here in Australia — we will reach out to Samsung today regarding that. It will arrive in “selected markets” (which hopefully includes Australia) in Mystic Gray and Mystic Bronze.
Did anyone buy the first generation Z Flip? Would you consider a slightly more expensive “second” generation or will you wait for the true second generation next year?