Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G officially released

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G officially released
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G has recently been released, packing a powerful 5G-enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset into the Galaxy Z Flip body for a stylish result. Available in two colors (Mystic Gray and Mystic Bronze), this 5G version is the natural update to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip phone that was released in February 2020.

While many of the updates outside of the 5G-enabled chipset are incremental, there's plenty of exciting tech to tempt anyone who was interested by the original Z Flip, but was put off by the 4G SoC. One of the most interesting upgraded features is the Flex mode, which automatically splits the display into two 4" screens, which means you can view content on the top half of the display and control the bottom half yourself.

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Meanwhile, users will be able to effectively multi-task with Multi-Active Window by using the Multi-Window Tray to drag and drop the apps they want to use. Users will even be able to open and access two apps at once using App Pair. This means that if you wanted to share your photos with a friend, the Gallery and Messaging apps could open simultaneously for maximum ease.

(Image credit: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G will have a dual camera unit on the back of the phone comprised of a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera and a 12MP f/1.8 wide angle camera. On the front of the phone there will be a 10MP f/2.4 selfie camera. The phone will carry a 3,300 mAh dual battery and will be capable of Fast Charging via power cord and Wireless. 

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G will be available in carrier and Unlocked by Samsung version from 07 August 2020. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G will be priced at $1,449.99 in the US. At present, there's no word on the price in the UK or Australia, but the original Samsung Galaxy Z Flip phone is currently priced at £1300 / AU$2199. 

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.