Samsung has launched the impressive Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, which comes with two major upgrades addressing the drawbacks of its predecessor, the Z Flip 4. These upgrades include the Flex Hinge, enabling the phone to close completely flat for the first time, making it slimmer and preventing pocket dust and particles from reaching the main screen. The primary display boasts a 6.7″ 1080p panel with an adaptive refresh rate ranging from 1 to 120Hz and is 25% more scratch-resistant.
The Flex Window is a new name for the phone’s larger outer screen, measuring 3.4″ diagonally with a resolution of 720 x 748px and operating at a 60Hz refresh rate to save battery. This display is nearly 278% bigger than the Z Flip 4’s, offering more functionality, such as engaging with widgets, responding to texts with a full QWERTY keyboard, and taking selfies with the main camera.
Internally, the device runs on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, paired with 8 GB of RAM and storage options of either 256 GB or 512 GB. It runs on Android 13L with Samsung’s One UI 5.1.1 skin on top, specifically designed for folding screens.
The camera setup remains the same as the previous model, featuring a primary 12MP module with a 1/1.76″ sensor, 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a dedicated 10MP interior selfie camera. These cameras can record 4K videos, with the main lens supporting up to 60 FPS and the selfie sensor limited to 30 FPS.
The phone retains its 3,700 mAh battery capacity and supports 25W wired charging, 15W wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. The starting price for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 in the UK is £1,050 and comes in a variety of stylish colors, along with an array of protective cases to choose from.