Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, a folding 5G smartphone

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, the company’s first 5G-enabled folding smartphone, and a follow up to the Galaxy Z Flip, which was announced in February this year.

Samsung has been building up its collection of 5G devices for some time now, putting 5G connectivity on its most recent Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series smartphones. Now, the company has given a 5G upgrade to the Z Flip, a phone that came out less than a year ago.

The Galaxy Z Flip 5G comes with plenty of features, and with 5G capability it’s definitely worth thinking about if you’re after a stylish folding phone. Let’s get into it.

A folding phone

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G: Key specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G’s number-one key feature is absolutely its folding screen. The screen is a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED Display, 2636 x 1080. On the back of the phone, you’ll find another screen, a 1.1-inch Super AMOLED display, 300 x 112, which indicates when texts come in and can tell you the time.

Folding in on itself the phone becomes 74.6 x 87.4 x 17.4mm with a hinge, and unfolded measures 73.6 x 167.3 x 7.2mm – it’s a decently sized phone unfolded, but folded it’s more like a pocket mirror. The camera is a 12MP wide-angle camera, with a 10MP selfie camera, and the phone comes with 256GB internal storage.

A grey phone

Galaxy Z Flip 5G: Cameras and features

The Z Flip 5G features three pretty standard but still impressive cameras. On the back there’s a dual camera system, with two 12MP cameras, one wide and the other ultrawide. On the front, you will find a 10MP selfie camera. The phone isn’t made for showstopping photos, but it’ll certainly get the job done.

The battery is nice as well. It’s a 3300 mAh battery with 15W fast charging and fast wireless charging. It’ll last just under a day with regular usage, but serious users might want to keep a charger on hand for on-the-go top-ups.

The processor is a Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+, an Octa-core processor with an Adreno 650 graphics unit. This is certainly a top of the line and lag-free combo if you like phone gaming, and will definitely hold up for photos and video.

You’ll get 256GB of storage capacity, with 8GB of RAM. Unfortunately there’s no expandable memory in this phone, but there is the capacity for an eSIM. Physically, the phone takes a Nano SIM, and will be available in two colours: Mystic Grey and Mystic Bronze.

A bronze phone

Galaxy Z Flip 5G: Plans, prices and release date

Unfortunately there’s been no mention of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G coming to Australian telco providers on plans, nor has there been any mention of a release date for the Flip 5G in Australia. You can expect the phone to enter the Australian market at some point, with the Galaxy Z Flip (4G) currently available on plans from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

The Z Flip 5G will be launched in the US on 7 August, 2020, so it’s likely an Aussie release won’t be far behind. US pricing is listed as $1,449.99 USD, so expect an outright price tag of at least $2,000 AUD.

If you are considering a new 5G-capable device, it could also be a good time to look at a new phone plan. Below you’ll find a table containing a selection of postpaid plans to couple with a 5G flip phone, or really any phone that you’re using.

Here is a selection of postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see a range of plans from other providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

The following table shows a selection of SIM-only postpaid plans with a minimum of 40GB data on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of their standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Images from Samsung

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