Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 will launch globally on July 26 during the second Galaxy Unpacked event of 2018. This event will be hosted for the first time by Samsung in Seoul. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 and Galaxy Watch 6 series will debut alongside the foldable phones. Several reports, including confidential design renderings, have detailed what to expect from the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 successors
In a year that has already witnessed the release of numerous foldable smartphones, such as the Tecno Phantom V Fold, the Motorola Razr 40, and the Razr 40 Ultra, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 are two of the most anticipated releases in the foldable smartphone industry. The handsets are anticipated to go on sale in India beginning August 14 after their launch on July 26. Preorders are anticipated to begin on the same day as the launch.
Prices of Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5
The 256GB variant of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is rumoured to be priced at EUR 1,899 (approximately Rs. 1,72,400), while the 512GB and 1TB models are rumoured to be priced at EUR 2,039 (approximately Rs. 1,85,100) and EUR 2,279 (approximately Rs. 2,06,900), respectively. The book-shaped foldable smartphone is anticipated to be available in Black, Blue, and Cream hues.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 256GB and 512GB variants are rumoured to be priced at EUR 1,199 (approximately Rs. 1,08,900) and EUR 1,339 (approximately Rs. 1,21,600), respectively. Cream, Graphite, Lavender, and Water Green colour variants are expected to be available.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 are currently available for preorder through Samsung.com, Amazon, Flipkart, and Samsung-exclusive retail outlets in India. It is available for a refundable deposit of Rs 1,999, and consumers who pre-book will receive Rs 5,000 in benefits, according to the company.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 features and specifications
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is anticipated to feature a 7.6-inch full-HD Dynamic AMOLED display and a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED cover screen. The Galaxy Z Flip 5, on the other hand, is said to have a 6.7-inch full-HD (1,080 x 2,640-pixel) Dynamic AMOLED core display and a 3.4-inch outer display. When folded, the Galaxy Z Flip 5’s larger cover display is anticipated to provide access to Google Messages, YouTube, and Google Maps.
When opened, leaked live images of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 suggest that it will have narrow side bezels and a substantial chin. On the rear are three camera units housed within a slightly elevated camera module, as well as an LED strobe unit outside of it. Additionally, the images depict a nearly gapless folding design, three microphones, and a speaker grille.
The most recent leaked hands-on video and images of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 prototype units revealed a larger folder-shaped outer display with two camera units, but the much-anticipated waterdrop hinge appeared to be absent from the clamshell foldable model. On the right edge of the phone are the volume rocker and power button with an incorporated fingerprint sensor, while the SIM card tray slot is on the left. It appears that the bottom margin contains a USB Type-C charging port.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 are rumoured to utilise the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Octa-Core SoC. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 reportedly offers up to 12GB of RAM, while the Galaxy Z Flip 5 offers up to 8GB. The phones are anticipated to launch with 256GB and 512GB storage options. These handsets are also rumoured to ship with Android 13-based One UI 5.1.1.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5’s triple rear camera system will presumably consist of a 50-megapixel primary sensor, a 12-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens, and a further 12-megapixel sensor with a telephoto lens. The cover display is rumoured to contain a 10-megapixel camera, while the principal inner screen will reportedly feature a 4-megapixel sensor for selfies and video chats.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 is expected to have a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a secondary 12-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens. It is probable that the front camera will use a 10-megapixel sensor.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is rumoured to have a 4,400mAh battery and weigh 253 grammes, while the forthcoming Galaxy Z Flip 5 is rumoured to have a 3,700mAh battery. In addition, the phones are anticipated to support NFC, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and USB Type-C 3.2.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 were rumoured to have an IP58 rating for dust and water resistance, but a subsequent rumour suggests the foldables will continue to be IPX8-rated for splash resistance like the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4.