Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 in Malaysia ; All You Need To Know
“Samsung is revolutionizing the mobile industry with foldables by setting the standard and continually refining the experience. Every day, more people choose our foldables because they offer an experience people want that they can’t get on any other device. Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 are the latest devices that prove our commitment to meeting the needs of our customers through innovative technology.” TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics
It’s that time of year again! Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced its fifth generation of Galaxy foldables: Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5. Compared to the Z Flip4, there are several updates to the Z Flip5 that makes it a completely different phone.
Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy
256GB + 8GB RAM 512GB + 8GB RAM
6.7″ FHD+ Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz Cover: 3.4″ Super AMOLED, 720 x 748 60Hz
Right off the bat, the main display remains the same at 6.7″ FHD+ 120Hz Dynamic OLED, and taking centre stage is the cover screen which gets a size increase which nearly covers up the entire cover area, something I am very sure foldable fans have been craving for, for the longest time. From 1.9″ to 3.4″, the new cover screen offers a wide range of existing and new capabilities. It provides more customization options, including informative and graphical clocks that can match the face design of a user’s Galaxy Watch6 series.
With Widgets, users can check the weather, control music playback and listen to their favorite music with Media Controller, or catch up on the latest global stock market updates with the Google Finance widget. Simply view all Widgets at a glance and switch between them instantly with a pinch of the screen to activate Multi Widget View. Plus, easily check notifications and access Quick Settings for Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Without ever opening the device, browse through call history to return missed calls, and reply to texts on-the-go using Quick Reply with a full QWERTY keyboard and visibility of chat history. With a quick swipe up on the screen, access Samsung Wallet to pay on-the-go, access QR codes and coupons, as well as boarding passes, membership cards, digital keys and health passes.
Both Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 are carefully designed to meet durability expectations. The main screen is equipped with a shock dispersion layer and a redesigned back for a more solid display. Along with IPX8 support, Armor Aluminum frames, and Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus®2 applied to both the Flex Window and back cover, Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 provide the protection consumers expect, enhanced further by Flex Hinge. This new integrated hinge module features a dual rail structure, diffusing external impacts.
The Galaxy Z Flip5 gets the flagship treatment and gets the battery efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, as seen on even the S23 Ultra. If you’d like to find out just how different it is from a regular 8 Gen 2, you can read our article HERE.
As for memory, there’s no longer a 128GB option which is GREAT, and you just have to choose from either a 256GB or 512GB variant. Either way, both get a generous 8GB of RAM.
For a long lifecycle, Samsung backs the Galaxy Z Flip5 with five years of security updates and four generations of OS upgrades.
As much as it looks very similar on paper, the improvements lie in the software side of things this time around. The Galaxy Z Flip5 adds AI solution improvements to the powerful camera experience, bringing every photo to life. Get creative, even in low light, with improved Nightography capabilities that optimize photos and videos in ambient lighting conditions. The AI-powered image signal processing (ISP) algorithm corrects any visual noise that typically spoils low-light images while enhancing details and color tone. Even from a distance, photos are clearer with the digital 10X zoom.
With its unparalleled design and form factor, Galaxy Z Flip5 also offers the most versatile camera experience on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Take high-quality selfies with the rear camera thanks to the larger Flex Window. Users can capture stunning hands-free photos from creative angles with FlexCam. It’s quick and simple to view and edit shots in Flex Mode too. Users can review, adjust the color tone, or delete images easily with the Quick View in the Flex Window. When taking a photo of a friend, Dual Preview lets them see themselves in the Flex Window so they can make adjustments in real time for the perfect shot. Users can get a smooth shot on the go with camera-stabilizing Super Steady, while Auto Framing ensures that no one is left out.
The Galaxy Z Flip5 will be available in Malaysia nationwide from 18 August 2023 onwards.