- Samsung is hosting the Galaxy Unpacked event in Seoul for the launches
- The new flip model from the company will rival the Oppo and Moto flip phones
- Samsung is likely to offer a new hinge mechanism for a sleek design
Samsung is just a few days away from unleashing its new Galaxy foldables and flip phones in the market. The company is ready to bring two foldables this year as a part of the Galaxy Z Fold and Flip lineup. We already know they will be called the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and the Galaxy Z Flip 5 but over here we are focusing on the flip model that is not only the affordable of the two but also has more competition in the market with brands like Oppo, Motorola waiting in the wings.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 model should be a definite upgrade on its predecessor, with all the eyes glued to see if the company finally manages to give a functional outer screen, something others in the segment have done. We already have some idea about the expected features, and over here we are taking a closer look at the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and what Samsung promises with the new flip phone.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Launch Date, Event Time, Where To Watch Online
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 will be launching along with the Galaxy Z Fold 5 at the Galaxy Unpacked event in Seoul on Wednesday, July 26th. The launch event starts at 4:30 PM IST and you can tune into the Samsung YouTube channel, Samsung.com and Samsung India Newsroom to catch the live stream for all the updates.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Expected Price In India
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is unlikely to breach the Rs 1 lakh price band yet again, and going by rumours, the new flip phone from Samsung could be priced at around Rs 90,000 for buyers in India. Samsung is expected to have just one variant of the phone, which should help with an aggressive outlook for the product and also give it extra room to compete with the other flip phones in this range.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Expected Sale Date In India
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 sale in India could start right after the launch this week. We wouldn’t be surprised to see Samsung start the sale of the phone by the first week of August.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Expected Specifications and Features
Samsung has a lot at stake with the improvements to its fifth-gen flip model now that the competition is getting fiercer and the rumours hint at possible changes which should get everyone excited.
New Hinge For Better Durability?
Samsung seems to have changed the design of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 models this year. The new hinge mechanism is widely expected to be part of the design overhaul, which is likely to help the company offer a sleeker design, something that people have demanded from Samsung to make it easier to use and not a bulky unit. We don’t really know the exact details of the new hinge for now, so it is up to Samsung to tell everyone what the new changes bring to the table.
The Big Cover Display Is Here
Everyone has been asking Samsung to put a bigger cover display on its next flip phone, and going by the design leaks of the phone, it seems those prayers have been heard. Reports claim the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will feature a 3.4-inch screen which is only marginally smaller than the 3.6-inch display on the newly launched Moto Razr 40 Ultra. This screen is unlikely to have a high refresh rate and will offer Full HD+ resolution as mentioned in the leaked details.
To get you even more excited about this, Sammobile claims Samsung will have Google’s apps like Maps, Messages and YouTube optimised to run smoothly on the cover display. We can’t wait to see these claims pan out during the demo part of the launch event.
Nothing Special About The Cameras
While the design and display could see a major revamp, the cameras on the Galaxy Z Flip 5 might not throw any surprises. All the leaks in this regard point to a dual camera setup at the back once again, with a dual 12MP camera setup expected to be offered on the new flip phone, just like its predecessor.
The front of the phone is expected to have a 10MP shooter, also unchanged from the previous model. We are hopeful that Samsung opts for a different sensor to give it an extra edge with its picture quality, something that could still be a strong point for the company against its rivals.
Other Specifications and Features
As for the other features of the Galaxy Z Flip 5, Samsung is expected to offer a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and support for FHD+ screen resolution. The phone is a flagship model that suggests Samsung could give it the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset with 8GB RAM as most rumours say, but won’t be surprised to see a 12GB RAM option. The storage variants could max out at 256GB and you should get the One UI 5.1 version out of the box.
Samsung is expected to pack a 3700mAh battery on the Galaxy Z Flip 5 which should support 25W wired charging and 10W wireless charging speeds. Just like other high-end Samsung phones, don’t expect the charger to come in the box.