Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 launching August 18, pre-orders open

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At its Unpacked event in Seoul, Samsung has officially taken the covers off its highly anticipated (and highly leaked) Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Fold 5 smartphones.

We’ll dive into each phone’s details below. Before that though, the new phones are set to hit store shelves on August 18. You can pre-order each model now (and enjoy a nice little bonus if you do).

Pricing starts at $1,649 for the Z Flip 5 and $2,599 for the Z Fold 5. You can see a full breakdown of pricing at the bottom of the story.

So what makes these new phones special? Let’s break it down.

Galaxy Z Flip 5 – All about personalisation

A pair of hands holding the new Z Flip 5 folded and typing a message

Samsung put a lot of focus on the personalisation aspect of the Flip 5 during its Unpacked presentation.

The most obvious difference between the new model and the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is what Samsung calls the new “Flex Window”.

The 3.4-inch exterior display is now 3.78 times larger than the previous generation. It offers a wide range of customisation options, including informative and graphical clocks and stylish frames.

The Z Fold 5 resting on multiple Z Fold 5 devices from the foldables announcement at Samsung Unpacked

You can use widgets to check weather or control music. A quick pinch of the screen and you get a quick view of all widgets at once.

Because the exterior screen is so much larger, you can also use it to type out a message. Or use it to access Samsung Wallet cards or digital keys nice and easily.

The camera also benefits from the larger Flex Window exterior screen, allowing you to take hands-free selfies using the rear camera, and then edit shots as well.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 – All about power

A pair of hands working on the Z Fold 5

Samsung have slimmed down this generation of Galaxy Z Fold. The phone measures in at 67.1 x 154.9 x 13.4mm folded and 129.9x 154.9 x 6.1mm unfolded. It weighs just 253 grams.

You get a 7.6-inch main screen gets a brightness boost by about 30%, helping it to be much easier to see in bright lighting conditions.

For this generation, Samsung has added delivered improvements to Taskbar, allowing users to quickly switch between four recently used apps.

A man holding the folded Galazy Z Fold 5 from Unpacked

Features like two handed drag and drop and multi-window control also help the phone become much more of a productivity tool than just another phone.

Powering the device is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which offers enough juice to enable both multitasking and productivity features, plus make it an ideal device for gaming.

An advanced cooling system to dissipate heat from the phone helps ensure the phone won’t run too hot or burn through its battery too quickly either.

Pricing and availability

Let’s break down the pricing and colour options for the new foldable phones below.

DevicesStorageMemoryRRP (AUD)Colour
Galaxy Z Flip5256GB8GB$1,649Mint
Graphite
Cream
Lavender
Galaxy Z Flip5512GB8GB$1,849
Z Fold5256GB12GB$2,599Phantom Black
Cream
Icy Blue
Z Fold5512GB12GB$2,799
Z Fold51TB12GB$3,149

Pre-order bonuses

Everything hits general store shelves on August 18. But if you’re keen, there are some nice pre-order offers available, which you can sign up for from July 26:

Galaxy Z Flip5Z Fold5
Samsung.com* Free storage upgrade
* $300 trade-in bonus
* Free Samsung Care+ 1 Year subscription, valued at $149 or 50% off Samsung Care+ 2 Year subscription, valued at $279
* 5% off when you bundle with new Galaxy devices
* Samsung Swap gives consumers to have the peace of mind when switching to Foldables. Samsung is confident Australians will love the latest Galaxy Z otherwise Samsung Swap will allow consumers to swap to a Samsung Galaxy S23 within 30 days for only $1. Samsung Swap is available for customers who purchased a Galaxy Z Flip5 direct from Samsung.com/au between 26th July to 27th August 2023.
* Free storage upgrade
* $500 trade-in bonus
* Free Samsung Care+ 1 Year subscription, valued at $229 or 50% off Samsung Care+ 2 Year subscription, valued at $399
* 5% off when you bundle with new Galaxy devices
* Samsung Swap gives consumers to have the peace of mind when switching to Foldables. Samsung is confident Australians will love the latest Galaxy Z otherwise Samsung Swap will allow consumers to swap to a Samsung Galaxy S23 within 30 days for only $1. Samsung Swap is available for customers who purchased a Galaxy Z Fold5 direct from Samsung.com/au between 26th July to 27th August 2023.
Optus* Free storage upgrade (valued at up to $350)
* Watch5 Pro, valued at $849, and Buds2 Pro, valued at $349, as a gift with purchase 
* 3-month Free Upgrade & Protect (Opt in model)
* Free storage upgrade
* Watch5 Pro, valued at $849, and Buds2 Pro, valued at $349, as a gift with purchase 
* 3-month Free Upgrade & Protect (Opt in model)
Telstra* Free storage upgrade
* $200 saving on total cost of ownership
* $500 trade-in bonus
* Free storage upgrade
* $200 saving on total cost of ownership
* $500 trade-in bonus
Vodafone* Free storage upgrade
* $500 trade-in bonus
* Free storage upgrade
* $700 trade-in bonus
Amazon* Free storage upgrade
* Accessories Starter Pack, valued at $267, as a gift with purchase for Prime Members
* Free storage upgrade
* Accessories Starter Pack, valued at $456, as a gift with purchase for Prime Members
Bing Lee* Free storage upgrade* Free storage upgrade
Costco* Free storage upgrade* Free storage upgrade
Harvey Norman* Free storage upgrade
* BONUS $300 Harvey Norman gift card (5 days only, from 26 July at 11pm to 31 July at 11:59pm AEST)
* BYO $0 upfront on $69/month plan for 24mths (min plan cost over 24 months is $1,656) (5 days only, from 26 July at 11pm to 31 July at 11:59pm AEST) INSTORE ONLY
* 1 August till launch $399 upfront on $69/month plan for 24mths (min plan cost over 24mths is $2055) INSTORE ONLY
* Free storage upgrade
* BONUS $400 Harvey Norman gift card (5 days only, from 26 July at 11pm to 31 July at 11:59pm AEST)
* BYO $849 upfront on $69/month plan for 24months (min plan cost over 24 months is $2,505) (5 days only, from 26 July at 11pm to 31 July at 11:59pm AEST) INSTORE ONLY
* 1 August till launch, $1,249 upfront on $69/month plan for 24months (min plan cost over 24months is $2,905) INSTORE ONLY
JB HiFi* Free storage upgrade
* $300 trade-in bonus
Free storage upgrade
* $500 trade-in bonus
Officeworks* Free storage upgrade
* $300 trade-in bonus
* Free storage upgrade
* $500 trade-in bonus
The Good Guys* Free storage upgrade
* BYO $749 upfront on $69/24mth plan
* $100 The Good Guys store credit with sign up to The Good Guys program and download of Samsung Digital Wallet 
* Free storage upgrade
* BYO $1,699 upfront on $69/24mth plan
* $100 The Good Guys store credit with sign up to The Good Guys program and download of Samsung Digital Wallet

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  • Nick Broughall

    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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