Samsung has officially released a 5G version of the Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone. The phone, called the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, is configured almost identical to its previous 4G phone. Major changes include the 5G radio, the slightly upgraded SnapSnapdragon 865 Plus processor, and the price: it costs $1,449.99, a premium of $70 over the 4G version, which will remain at the previous price.
The Galaxy Z Flip is probably the most well-designed folding phone yet, although its price determines that it’s a niche plaything. But the Z Flip is well designed and has proven to be more durable than other folding phones.
Samsung hasn’t changed much on the Z Flip, perhaps because it is making room for the Galaxy Fold 2, which is said to be coming soon, as are Samsung’s other devices for mainstream markets, such as the Note 20 Ultra and a new Galaxy Buds.
Samsung says putting 5G into the phone doesn’t change the exterior at all. The colors “Mystery Grey” and “Mystery Bronze” will appear. The “mystery” part apparently refers to a new “atomization” treatment on the outer glass.
Samsung plans to hold an event on August 5th, and we look forward to the announcement of some or all of these devices.
The Galaxy Z Flip is expected to begin shipping as a carrier and an unlocked version in August. It will be sold on THE US at AT?amp;T and T-Mobile, as well as on its website, Best Buy and Amazon.com.