The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip gets a new processor and becomes the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G. After the basic version had some difficulties in our test, now everything should improve. Precisely because there were only a few high-end features in the package besides the foldable screen, the first Galaxy Z Flip was dropped.
But now Samsung surprisingly presents a successor. And it should do much better. At least one thing does not get worse: it costs the same as its predecessor and, therefore, just under 1,500 euros. For now, you can only get the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G from Telekom.
Galaxy Z Flip 5G: the new processor
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus is responsible for the announced performance increase. It also opens the portal for the new cellular standard. According to the manufacturer, the mainframe is 25 percent faster than its predecessor. The graphics unit should be 26 percent faster and the so-called NPU even 85 percent faster. It’s a separate area on the chipset, which Qualcomm claims is intended for artificial intelligence.
With the X55 modem attached, the connection to the 5G network is finally successful. But that’s not all that the processor brings with it. Because it allows the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip to access the new standard WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. It is worth noting that Samsung also uses a Snapdragon processor in Germany and does not use internally developed Exynos technology.
New color and new surface
One of the criticisms of the “old” Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was the high-gloss, dirt-sensitive surface. But Samsung wants to readjust this and has equipped the 5G model with two matte surfaces. This means that fingerprints are less likely to leave their mark. But something should also change in terms of touch. A test will show us how big the difference is. The new colors are called “Mystic Bronze” and “Mystic Gray”. They are more classic and subtle and can be combined with many looks. The bronze color is also expected as a showcase for the upcoming Galaxy Note 20.
-> Initial difficulties: Galaxy Z Flip under fire
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip price: initially exclusively from Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is offering the Samsung Z Flip 5G exclusively for pre-order from July 22 to August 6. If you buy one of the folding mobiles within the promotional period, you will receive a free gift box worth 309.77 euros, according to Telekom. The gift box contains, among other things, the Galaxy Buds + and a transparent Z Flip 5G case.
For example, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G costs 555.58 euros in the Magenta Mobil M rate. The rate itself costs just under 50 euros per month in the basic version. It takes you to 12GB per month data volume, flat phone and SMS rates, as well as LTE-Max and 5G, if available.
According to Telekom, the new Samsung Galaxy Flip 5G will be delivered from August 7. If you don’t want a contract, you can also get the Galaxy Z Flip 5G as a standalone offer. Then they expire just under 1,500 euros. This means that the 5G model costs as much as the Galaxy Z Flip without 5G. By the way, Deutsche Telekom has already discontinued the previous model. Alternatively, you can buy the smartphone directly from the Samsung online store.
→ To Telekom’s offer with the Galaxy Z Flip 5G
→ Directly to the Samsung online store
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