Samsung announces 5G Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphone, starting at $1,449
Samsung on Wednesday announced the 5G version of its Galaxy Z Flip mobile phone, starting at $1,449.99.
The South Korean company announced the 4G version of the smartphone in February. It marked a second attempt at foldable smartphones for the company after the less-than-ideal debut of the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
Compared to the 4G Galaxy Z Flip, the new device is virtually identical in pretty much all respects. The major changes include 5G compatibility, a bumped-up Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and a $70 premium over the 4G model. It's also available in two new colors: Mystic Bronze and Mystic Gray.
The Galaxy Z Flip features a 6.7-inch display that folds width-wise, meaning it more closely resembles cellular flip phones rather than a foldable tablet. It also packs 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, a 3,300 mAH battery. On the camera front, it sports a 10-megapixel selfie camera, as well as a dual-camera, rear-facing setup with a 12MP wide-angle lens and a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens.
Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip is slated to start shipping in August. In the U.S., it'll be available on AT&T and T-Mobile, as well as from online retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy and Samsung itself, in an unlocked variant.