Samsung Unveils Galaxy Z Flip 5: A Foldable Marvel with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and Enhanced Features

A Next-Gen Folding Experience: Galaxy Z Flip 5 Launched

Samsung has once again set the tech world abuzz with its latest innovation, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. This cutting-edge clamshell foldable smartphone was unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event on July 26, alongside the highly anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 5. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 builds upon its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Flip 4, introducing several enhancements, including a new Flex Hinge, a larger cover display, and a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform. With its water-resistant IPX8 build and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection on both the display and rear glass, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is an exciting addition to Samsung’s foldable lineup.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is available at a starting price of $999 (approximately Rs. 82,000). It comes in a wide range of stunning colors, including Blue, Cream, Graphite, Gray, Green, Lavender, Mint, and Yellow. Additionally, Samsung is offering various case options, such as clear gadgets, flap eco-leather, flipsuit, and silicone with ring, allowing users to personalize their new handset according to their preferences.

The Galaxy Z Flip 5 is set to hit select global markets from August 11. In comparison, the starting price of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 in India was Rs. 89,999. Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 5 during the Galaxy Unpacked event, starting at $1,799 (approximately Rs. 1,47,000).

Exceptional Specifications and Features

Running on Android 13 with OneUI 5.1.1 on top, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 boasts a dual-SIM (Nano + eSIM) setup and features Armor Aluminum frames. Its 6.7-inch full-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex inner display impresses with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate and a 22:9 aspect ratio. The primary display closely resembles its predecessor. However, the new model comes with an impressive upgrade—a 3.4-inch Super AMOLED folder-shaped cover display with a resolution of 720×748 pixels, a refresh rate of 60Hz, and a pixel density of 306ppi. This marks a significant improvement over the 1.9-inch 260 x 512 cover display found on the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Both the display and rear panel are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2, ensuring durability and resilience.

Under the hood, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is powered by a custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy, complemented by 8GB of onboard memory. This exclusive version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC boasts overclocked CPU and GPU cores, promising a seamless and powerful user experience.

Photography and Connectivity

Continuing the trend from its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 houses a dual rear camera setup, consisting of a 12-megapixel ultra-wide primary sensor with an f/2.2 lens and 123-degree field of view, alongside a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with dual pixel autofocus and an f/1.8 lens, offering an 83-degree field of view and support for Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). For selfies and video calls, a 10-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.2 lens and an 85-degree field of view is conveniently placed on top of the folding display.

Connectivity options on the Galaxy Z Flip 5 include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Similar to its predecessors, the new model lacks dust resistance due to its IPX8-rated build. The phone comes equipped with an array of sensors, including an accelerometer, barometer, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, proximity sensor, and light sensor. Additionally, it features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication.

Powerful Battery and Dimensions

Samsung ensures long-lasting usage with the Galaxy Z Flip 5’s 3,700mAh battery, supporting 25W fast charging. Remarkably, the battery can be charged from zero to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. The phone is also compatible with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and Wireless PowerShare. The Galaxy Z Flip 5’s dimensions are 71.9×165.1×6.9mm when folded and 71.9 x 85.1 x 15.1mm while unfolded, and it weighs 187 grams.

As Samsung continues to push the boundaries of innovation with the Galaxy Z Flip 5, users can expect a transformative folding experience. With its robust features, cutting-edge technology, and striking design, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 aims to revolutionize the way we interact with our smartphones. As the smartphone market evolves, Samsung remains at the forefront, catering to the needs of modern consumers who seek groundbreaking devices that reflect their unique style and preferences.

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