The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip lineup is the most popular collection of foldable phones on the planet, and for good reason: They combine a foldable form factor with decent specs and a relatively affordable price.
Hopefully the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 will continue that trend, and in this article we’ve put together a wish list of what we want from it beyond that.
But that is not all. We’re already starting to hear rumors about what the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 might offer, so you’ll find those below too; along with information on the possible release date and price. We’ll also update this article whenever we hear something new about this phone, so check back soon.
Come to the point
- What is? The next entry in Samsung’s Z Flip folding line
- When does it come out? Probably August 2023
- How much will it cost? Probably around $999.99 / £999 / AU$1,499
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 release date and price
While there is no word yet on when the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 will be announced, we can make a good guess. We predict we’ll see it on August 9, 2023, because that’s the second Wednesday of next August, and Samsung released the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 on the second Wednesday of August of their respective release years.
Based on the above form, there will probably be a wait of around two weeks before it ships, so you should be able to get your hands on it by the end of August, if our predictions are correct.
Pricing is harder to predict, but it’s likely 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 comes from a source who claims that it runs on a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
Since the Galaxy Z Flip 4 uses the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, this always seemed likely, though if there’s another Plus version of the chipset next year, then the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2 is also a possibility.
Regardless, it’s likely to be one of the best Android chipsets of 2023, so it should provide plenty of power.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: what we want to see
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 was not a huge improvement on the Galaxy Z Flip 3, so we want to see bigger improvements from the next model, including the following things.
1. A camera with a telephoto lens
A telephoto lens is a standard feature on almost all high-end phones, but it’s a feature the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 lacks.
In fact, the Z Flip 4 only has a dual-lens camera, made up of a 12MP main snapper and a 12MP ultra-wide snapper, so it’s pretty basic and lacking on the photography front. We want to see some big updates here for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, with an added telephoto lens and, ideally, updates to the other cameras too.
2. Better battery life
Battery life is an issue for many phones and even more so for foldables as they tend to have smaller batteries than conventional phones of similar size.
Presumably that’s because the folding mechanism takes up space that could otherwise be used by a battery, but it’s a definite problem; it often leads to less than average longevity.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, for example, only has a 3,700mAh battery, and in our review, we found its performance to be disappointing, so we want to see a battery bump in the Galaxy Z Flip 5.
3. Lower price
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is actually one of the more affordable foldable phones out there, but for the specs you get, aside from the foldable screen, it’s still pretty expensive, so we’d love to see Samsung drop the price of the phone a bit more. Samsung. Galaxy Z Flip 5.
This probably won’t happen, especially if there are significant spec upgrades, but it would make the device even more attractive.
4. Larger cover screen
While the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s 6.7-inch foldable main screen is a decent size, the 1.9-inch cover screen, which is what you can see and interact with when the main screen is closed, is too small. to do a lot with it. .
Sure, it can display notifications and the time, but it’s too small to interact properly, which means that for most smartphone functions, you have to open the phone. We’d like to see a larger secondary screen in the next model, allowing you to keep the phone closed more often.
5. More substantial updates
We’ve detailed some of the upgrades we want above, but overall we want the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 to feel like a substantial upgrade on the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
The last two models have been extremely similar to each other, so it’s about time we saw some major updates, and we’ll need this to have a good chance of ranking among the best foldable phones.