Last year, Samsung launched one of the foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Flip 4G. This week, Samsung presented the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, a revised and improved version that now also supports the new 5G mobile communications standard.
5G and better SoC
Samsung has given the Galaxy Z Flip a makeover. The new Galaxy Z Flip 5G offers some innovations. The most important thing from our point of view is that the foldable now also supports 5G. The version from last year could only broadcast with LTE as the highest standard.
There are other innovations in the Samsung 5G phone, such as the display can be folded up to half its size. While the Snapdragon 855 Plus was still working on the previous model, it is now the new Snapdragon 865 Plus with 5G. This makes the device around 25 percent faster than before. The memory configuration, which contains 8 GB RAM and 256 GB flash memory, has remained identical.
Everything remains the same with the display. This still measures 6.7 inches, uses AMOLED technology and displays content with a resolution of 2,636 x 1,080 pixels. Nothing has changed in the camera equipment either. The selfie cam in the front continues to dissolve with 10 megapixels. A wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle camera with 12 megapixels each is installed on the back. The battery is still 3,300 mAh.
What is new, however, is a color that Samsung has also added to the upcoming Galaxy Note20 models and other approaching smartphones: Mystic Bronze. This distinguishes the otherwise optically identical device from the 5G-less version. The color Mystic Gray is also new. The enormously high price has remained the same. The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G will go on sale on August 7th and will cost much more than current normal 5G phones without a contract.
Currently, there are many foldable phones in the market such as Samsung Galaxy Fold, Royole FlexPai, Huawei Mate X and Huawei Mate Xs. They are all the top level smartphones and the prices are high than many compact 5G phones. However, they are in different design, if you are interested in the foldable phone, you may check the details about the fold design and then decide.