The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip line is the most popular phone collection on the planet, and with good reasons they combine a folding form factor with decent specs and a relatively affordable price.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 will follow this trend, and in this article, weve created a wish list of what we want from it beyond that.
Were already beginning to hear rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, so youll find those below, along with information about the date and price of the device. Also update this article whenever we hear anything new about this one, so check back soon.
Cut to the chase
The release date and price for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 are announced.
Although there is no information on when the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 will be announced, we can take a deep dive. On August 9, 2023, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 will be launched on the second Wednesday in August of their respective release years.
If your forecasts are correct, there will be a wait of roughly two weeks before it ships.
The price is difficult to predict, but it is expected to cost a similar amount to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, which starts at $999.99 / 999 / AU$1,499.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 news and leaks
The only Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 leak so far is a source, who claims to be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
Given that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 utilizes the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, this always seemed probable though if there is a new Plus version of the chipset next year, then the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2 may be a possibility.
It''s likely to be one of the most powerful Android chipsets in 2023, and therefore it should provide plenty of power.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: what we want to see
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 was not a complete upgrade on the Galaxy Z Flip 3, so we want to see bigger improvements from the next model, as well as the following things.
1.A telephoto camera
The telephoto lens is a common feature for almost all high-end phones, but it''s also a feature the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 lacks.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 has a dual-lens camera that is comprised of a 12MP primary and 12MP ultra-wide snapper, which is quite basic and unsuitable on the camera front. We expect big upgrades here, along with a telephoto lens and ideally upgrades to the other cameras.
2.Better battery life
Many phones have battery life, but this is especially true for foldables, as they tend to have smaller batteries than conventional ones.
That''s presumably because the folding mechanism takes up space that might otherwise be used by a battery, but it''s a serious issue, often resulting in sub-par longevity.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, for example, has only a 3,700mAh battery, and in our analysis, we noted that its capacity was underwhelming, therefore we wanted to see a battery boost in the Galaxy Z Flip 5.
3.A lower price
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is actually one of the more affordable foldable phones, but for the specs you get folding screen aside its still quite expensive, so we''d love to see Samsung reduce the price even further. For the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5,
This will likely not happen especially if the specs are significant improvements, but this would make the device even more attractive.
4.A bigger cover screen
The 6.7-inch foldable main screen on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is decent size, but the 1.9-inch cover display which you can see and interact with when the main screen is folded shut is too small to do anything with.
Sure, it can show notifications and the time, but it is too small to properly interact with, meaning that for most smartphone functions you need to turn the phone open. Wed like to see a bigger secondary screen on the next model, which allows you to keep the phone folded more often.
5.More substantial upgrades
Weve detailed some of the upgrades we want above, but in general, we want the Galaxy Z Flip 5 to look like a significant improvement on the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
The last two models have been quite similar to each other, therefore it was the past time we saw some significant improvements, and we''ll need to achieve this by edging among the most effective foldable phones.