Probably more stylish than the fold, the Samsung Galaxy Flip series has always amused me because it looks better but it’s a personal opinion. Talking about the flip, Samsung just added another flip device to its catalog. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5, it is the successor to Z Flip4 (of course) with improved Flex Window and Flex Hinge among other features. Let’s take a deeper look into the same.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Upped the Design
Galaxy Z Flip5 got a new Flex Hinge that lets it close flat leaving no spaces between two halves of the foldable screen. The phone is thinner than before measuring 15.1mm at its thickest point which makes it 2mm down than the Flip4. At 187g, the phone’s weight remains the same.
Samsung is using an Armor Aluminum construction with a Gorilla Glass Victus 2 layer on its back and cover display. Having a Victus 2 protector gives the phone strength and protection from scratches and falls especially when you are talking about a phone that costs INR 100K. It has an IPX8 rating (similar to Z Flip4 and Z Fold5) that keeps it protected even if you decide to dive a meter deep in the water and stay for an hour. Of course, the phone is much more durable than that but the factors can influence its overall strength greatly.
The Flex Window or outer display stands at 3.4” which makes it almost three times bigger than its predecessor when compared to the screen real estate. It has been designed to let you toggle music, stocks, weather, toggle settings, attend calls, use cameras and the list goes on.
When talking about the display, Galaxy Z Flip5 got two onboard. The first is the 6.7” FHD+ primary display with a 1-120Hz refresh rate. The second cover display is amazing thanks to its ginormous 3.4” size boosting a 720×748 pixels resolution at 60Hz. Yes, the cover display is as big as the smallest smartphone out there. Galaxy Z Flip4 had a 1.9” display which makes Flip5’s cover display much bigger.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 is, as the name suggests, a clamshell-style foldable smartphone. You get two cameras just above the cover display on the panel. It houses a 12MP primary snapper with 1.8 micron pixels, Dual Pixel AF, and OIS. There’s a 12MP ultra-wide camera setup with f/2.2 aperture, 123-degrees FoV that flanks the primary one which is how you get a dual camera setup. Flip open the phone and you get a dedicated 10MP shooter that grabs you 85-degree shots.
I guess you all were waiting to discuss a bit about the performance onboard. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 uses a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC borrowed from the Galaxy S23 series. It puts the device right in the forefront of the flagship chipsets translated into finer performance than the predecessor. There’s 256GB and 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage paired with a single 8GB RAM option which isn’t bad though.
Galaxy Z Flip5 brings a 3,700mAh battery which is the same capacity as that of Galaxy S22 5G. For those who have used the latter, the former will bear similar performance although the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC should be able to squeeze more power and efficiency compared to Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 on the S22 5G. As usual, you have 25W wired fast charging paired with 15W fast wireless charging on the device.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Pricing in India
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 is available in four colorways i.e. Mint, Graphite, Lavender, and Cream. The base variant with 8GB+256GB configuration is available at INR 99,999/- while 512GB trim goes on sale at INR 109,999/- which is an INR 10K hike in pricing similar to Z Fold5’s pricing.
Users will get offers with benefits up to INR 20K. It includes INR 12K upgrade plus INR 8K bank cashback on the device. Pre-booking for the foldables has already begun with the sales commencing on August 18 across 10,000 locations.
All Other Specs
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 uses tri-band Wi-Fi 6a, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0, among others when it comes to connectivity. Samsung hasn’t upgraded the cam to record 8K yet so you get a max 4K@60fps on the rear cams. There’s a stereo speaker setup and side-mounted fingerprint scanner to name a few specs.
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