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.
Fortunately, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 will continue this trend and in this article we have created a wish list of what we want in addition to 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 them below too; along with information on the possible release date and price. We will also update this article whenever we learn anything new about this phone, so check back soon.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The Next Entry in Samsung’s Foldable Z Flip Line
- When do you leave? 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 news yet on when the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 will be announced, we can take a good guess. We predict that 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 years of launch.
Based on the previous form, there will likely be a wait of around two weeks before shipping, so you can have it in your hands by the end of August if our predictions are correct.
Pricing is harder to predict, but will likely 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 it runs on a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
Given that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 uses the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, that always seemed likely – although if there is another Plus version of the chipset next year, the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2 is also a possibility.
Either way, it’s likely to be one of the top 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 wasn’t a major upgrade from the Galaxy Z Flip 3, so we want to see bigger improvements in the next model, including the following things.
1. A telephoto camera
A telephoto lens is a standard feature on almost every high-end phone, but it’s a feature the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 lacks.
In fact, the Z Flip 4 only has a dual-lens camera, consisting of a 12MP main snapper and a 12MP ultra wide-angle, so it’s pretty basic and lacking on the photography front. We want to see big updates here for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, with a telephoto lens added, and ideally updates for 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 similarly sized conventional handsets.
Probably because the folding mechanism takes up space that could be used by a battery, but it’s a definite problem; often leading to below-average longevity.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, for example, only has a 3,700mAh battery, and in our review we noticed that its output was underwhelming, so we want 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 folding phones, but for the specs you get – side-folding screen – it’s still pretty pricey, so we’d love to see Samsung reduce the price a little more for the Samsung. Galaxy Z Flip 5.
That probably won’t happen – especially if there are significant spec updates – but it would make the device even more attractive.
4. A larger coverage screen
While the 6.7-inch folding main screen on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is a decent size, the 1.9-inch flip-top screen – which is what you can see and interact with when the main screen is closed – is very small. to do a lot with .
Sure, it can show you notifications and the time, but it’s too small to interact properly, which means that for most smartphone functions, you have to open your phone. We’d like to see a larger secondary screen on the next model, allowing you to keep your 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 look like a substantial improvement over the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
The last two models were extremely similar to each other, so it’s past time we saw some major updates – and we’ll need that to have a good chance of ranking among the best folding phones.