Samsung announces Galaxy Z Fold2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Flip into the future with Samsung’s latest releases.

Georgia Dixon
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September 02, 2020
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2

Everything old is new again, and after a somewhat rocky introduction to its high-tech flip-phone offerings, Samsung is giving it another red hot crack. Just weeks after releasing the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, the tech giant has announced its next-gen flexible smartphone lineup, and they’re just as futuristic (and expensive) as you think. Say hello to the Galaxy Z Fold2 and the Z Flip 5G.

Galaxy Z Fold2 features and price

Thankfully, it seems Samsung has listened to customer feedback by making significant improvements to the third-gen Fold's hardware, durability and user experience.

The Fold2’s cover screen is now a generous, notch-free 6.2 inches, up from 4.6 on the previous model, while the main (unfolded) screen has increased in size from 0.3 inches to 7.6. Its battery has also received a small boost, and users can enjoy an upgraded Snapdragon 865 Plus processor running Android 10.

Like its predecessor, the Fold2 has not three, not four, but a whopping five cameras - a 10MP selfie cam for both the cover screen and main screen, plus three rear 12MP cameras.

Samsung has also introduced Flex mode which shows us just how versatile their foldable device can be, handling videos, emails and video calls at the same time.

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On the downside, the Fold2 has less storage (down from 512GB to 256GB), is a few grams heavier and, at an RRP of $2,999, is one of the most expensive smartphones on the market.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 specs
Galaxy Z Fold2
Specifications

Display

Main screen: 7.6" AMOLED
Cover screen: 6.2" AMOLED

Cameras

Cover camera: 10MP
Front camera: 10MP
Rear triple cameras: 12MP

Processor

Snapdragon 865 Plus

RAM

12GB

Internal storage

256GB

Battery

4500mAh

Network

4G

Colours available

Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze

RRP (AUD)

$2,999

Galaxy Z Flip 5G features and price

Samsung wowed us with the sleek, compact Galaxy Z Flip when it was first released just over six months ago, and the new addition of 5G has us even more excited.

Samsung’s sleek flip smartphone joins the Galaxy Note20, S20, Note10+ 5G and Galaxy S10 5G in the tech giant’s 5G-enabled lineup. It brings with it all the features of the original Z Flip, released in February this year - same size and dimensions, same display, same three cameras. The only difference (other than 5G, of course) is the move to Qualcomm’s flagship processor, the Snapdragon 865 Plus.

Like its super-sized Fold2 sister, the Flip 5G doesn't come cheap at an RRP of $2,149.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G specs
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
Specifications

Display

Main screen: 6.7" AMOLED
Cover screen: 1.1" AMOLED

Cameras

Front camera: 10MP
Rear dual cameras: 12MP

Processor

Snapdragon 865 Plus

RAM

8GB

Internal storage

256GB

Battery

3,300mAh

Network

4G and 5G

Colours available

Mystic Gray, Mystic Bronze

RRP (AUD)

$2,149

When will the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G be released?

The Galaxy Z Fold2 will be available for pre-order on Wednesday, 9 September ahead of a 25 September release. If you’re eyeing the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, you’ll have to wait just a little longer till Monday, 9 October. We’ll keep you posted as soon as plans become available.

Georgia Dixon
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Georgia Dixon
Georgia Dixon has over seven years' experience writing about all things tech, entertainment and lifestyle, with bylines in TechLife magazine, 7NEWS and Stuff.co.nz. In her spare time, you'll find her playing games and daydreaming about good food, wine, and dogs.

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