Keeping in mind the hype surrounding other foldable devices and the inherent strengths — and big weaknesses — of the new form factor, few have captured tech industry hearts like the original Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.
The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, added in 5G, may look the same from the outside but it will come with a few minor internal upgrades. Some of these were also confirmed in the TENAA listing with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, a 3204mAh split battery. The listing does not mean that internal storage is capped at 256 GB, which also includes 8 GB of RAM.
TENAA also suggests that we’ll see some camera hardware tweaks too, with a 12-megapixel and 10-megapixel pair on the outer shell instead of the 4G model’s dual 12-megapixel setup. With a 6.7-inch FHD+ flexible OLED display inside, the same 1.05-inch cover display is still retained — although we would love to see a larger option similar to the Moto Razr.
Interestingly, it lists Android 10 as the OS pre-installed on the Galaxy Z Flip 5G. We ‘d expect the rumored version 2.5 will be the One UI version that will finally be shipping with the Galaxy Z Flip. Although it was extremely unlikely that Android 11 would ship with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G at all, with the proposed release timeframe.
The only outer cosmetic change appears to be the color on the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, which is a deep gray or silver with a matte finish than the glossy Mirror Purple model. It’s highly likely that at an online Unpacked event rumored for August 5 we’ll see and hear more about the next-generation foldable alongside the Note 20 set.