The Samsung Z Flip 5 smartphone finally has what everyone has been asking for

The Samsung Z Flip 5 smartphone finally has what everyone has been asking for

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This year, the Samsung Unpacked even is full of new gadgets, but one of the most striking launches is that of the Galaxy Z Flip 5. Last year’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 offered innovative camera modes and its clamshell design sparked people’s nostalgia for clamshell phones.

But the Z Flip 4 had its flaws, and the pressure was on Samsung’s shoulders to make the fifth iteration of the Z Flip better. And thanks to some design improvements, the Z Flip 5 could well be the most successful yet.

The Z Flip 5 has a larger external screen than its predecessor, offering users a 3.4″ skylight that allows them to interact with applications and widgets without having to unfold the phone. The main screen of the Z Flip 5 is a 6.7″ Dynamic AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Many experts and consumers have complained that the hinge of the Z Flip 4 leaves a gap between the two screens when the phone is closed. According to Samsung’s announcement, the Z Flip 5 would fold completely.

Like the Z Flip 4, the Z Flip 5 complies with the IPX8 standard, which makes it water resistant. However, it is not known exactly how the Z Flip 5 can withstand dust and the penetration of solid particles. Samsung, however, specifies that the inner frame of the screen has rubberized edges, which should protect the phone when closed.

The battery of the Z Flip 5 has not been improved, but it is 3,700 mAh. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor for Galaxy promises better performance, greater efficiency and better camera quality.


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The Z Flip 5 has a fast wireless charging function, Wireless PowerShare, and Samsung claims that it can recharge to 50% in about 30 minutes when connected to a wired charger. In addition, a capacitive fingerprint sensor located on the side makes it possible to unlock the phone.

The camera of the Z Flip 5 does not register major improvements, since it is equipped with a 10 MP front selfie camera and a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, like its predecessor. The basic storage space of the Z Flip 5 increases from 128 GB to 256 GB and can reach 512 GB. Like the Z Flip 4, the Z Flip 5 offers 8 GB of RAM.

The Z Flip 5 will be available in cream, lavender, water green and graphite colors. At the price of 1200 €.

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