Samsung announces Galaxy Z Flip 5G with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus and a familiar design

Samsung announces Galaxy Z Flip 5G with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus and a familiar design

In 2019, Samsung, Huawei, and Motorola set out to create and conquer the segment of foldable smartphones with their respective contenders. Out of these, Samsung undeniably received most of the spotlight for the Galaxy Fold, primarily owing to its worldwide popularity. The Galaxy Fold was followed by Samsung’s vertically folding and relatively much more compact Galaxy Flip Z that was unveiled alongside the Galaxy S20 series. Although the Galaxy Z Flip is projected as futuristic, it has one major hurdle that deters it from being future-ready i.e. the lack of 5G connectivity. That changes today as Samsung is launching an overhauled Galaxy Z Flip with 5G. Even though the Galaxy Z Flip 5G was expected to launch alongside the Galaxy Note 20 series at the live Samsung Unpacked event next month, the Korean giant has officially announced the new device, presumably to avoid chaos at the already packed (pun unintended) launch event.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G XDA Forums

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip sports the exact same design and primarily the same features as the previous 4G variant. It features the same 6.7-inch Full HD+ “Infinity Flex Display” with a pixel density of 425ppi. Just like the previous model, there’s another tiny display outside that measures 1.1 inches and has a resolution of 300 x 112 pixels. The 12MP wide and 12MP ultra-wide cameras outside and the 10MP selfie camera remain the same as well.

Powering the Galaxy Z Flip 5G is Qualcomm’s latest and the most powerful Snapdragon 865 Plus mobile platform on which the Prime Core is overclocked from 2.84GHz to 3.1GHz. 5G connectivity is facilitated by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 5G modem-RF system that can render speeds up to 5Gbps in theory. In practice, however, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G supports sub-6GHz spectrum bands on NSA and SA 5G networks along with Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS). The smartphone does not support mmWave spectrum bands.

As per its purported TENAA listing, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G supports N41, N78, and N79 bands for both SA as well as NSA 5G networks, although that could be limited to the Chinese variant.

Price & Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G comes to the U.S.A. in Mystic Gray and Mystic Bronze colors. The unlocked variant is priced at $1449.99 which can be bought at Samsung.com, Amazon, and Best Buy starting from August 7, 2020. The carrier model will be available via AT&T and T-Mobile from the same date.


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
DisplayMain Display6.7″ FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Display(21.9:9) Infinity Flex Display
2636 x 1080
425ppi
Cover Display1.1″ Super AMOLED Display
300 x 112
303ppi
Dimension & WeightFolded73.6 x 87.4 x 17.3mm (Hinge) – 15.4mm (Sagging)
Unfolded73.6 x 167.3 x 7.2mm – 6.9mm (Screen)
Weight183 g
CameraFront Camera10MP Selfie Camera: F2.4
Pixel size: 1.22μm
FOV: 80˚
Rear Dual Camera12MP Ultra Wide Camera: F2.2
Pixel size: 1.12μm
FOV: 123˚
12MP Wide-angle Camera: Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8
Pixel size: 1.4μm
FOV: 78˚
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) for Rear Wide-angle Camera
Up to 8x digital zoom
HDR10+ recording
Tracking AF
CPU & GPUQualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus (7nm DUV (N7P) process)

  • 1 x Kryo 585 (based on ARM Cortex-A77) Prime Core @ 3.09GHz
  • 3x Kryo 585 (based on ARM Cortex-A77) Performance cores @ 2.4GHz
  • 4x Kryo 385 (based on ARM Cortex-A55) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz

Adreno 650 GPU

Memory8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage
Battery3,300 mAh (typical) dual battery
ChargingFast Charging compatible via power cord and wireless
Wireless PowerShare reverse charging
OSAndroid 10
Network
  • 5G Non-Standalone(NSA), 5G Standalone(SA), Sub6, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing(DSS)
  • Enhanced 4X4 MIMO, 6CA, LTE Cat.20
    • Up to 2.0Gbps Download / Up to 200Mbps Upload
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz),VHT80 MU-MIMO,1024QAM
  • Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps)
  • ANT+
  • USB Type-C
  • NFC
  • Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
Payment
  • Samsung Pay (Link)
  • Credit & debit cards: supports MST or/and NFC, Prepaid card, Global remittance, Transit, Memberships, Gift cards, Rewards
SensorsCapacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor (digital, analog), Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor
AuthenticationLock type: pattern, PIN, password
Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
AudioMono speaker
Surround sound for Bluetooth and earphones with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)
UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 support
PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD*: DSD64/128
Audio playback format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF
Bluetooth
Dual Audio: connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy Z Flip to play audio through the two devices simultaneously.
Scalable Codec: Enhanced Bluetooth connection under ambient radio frequency interference.
Recording
Recording quality is improved with the High AOP Mic that minimizes distortion in noisy environments.
VideoVideo playback format
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
TV connection
Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps)
SecurityKnox platform: real-time monitoring and protection.
Virus, malware prevention. (Powered by McAfee)
Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to isolate and protect content such as apps, photos, movies, and private files.
In the BoxGalaxy Z Flip, Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, USB Connector (OTG), Quick Start Guide, Clear Cover, Earphones (USB Type-C) with sound by AKG

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Tushar Mehta
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