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It’s that time of year when we get to experience the latest generation of Samsung’s Galaxy Foldable series. Now in its 5th generation, the brand continues to provide an enhanced experience and improved design. Today, Samsung Ireland has announced the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 smartphones. The new range of foldable smartphones was launched alongside a slew of other products in Samsung’s home town of Seoul, South Korea.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

Samsung has packed the latest Galaxy Z Fold5 with some of the latest hardware specifications for a flagship smartphone. The brand has increased the size of the screen when open, now up to 7.6″. It also has a 2,176×1,812px resolution display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

Additionally, the exterior screen is also increased to 6.2″ OLED, which has a 2,316×904px resolution display. It, too, supports a 120Hz refresh rate. The screens have Gorilla Glass Victus protection with an IPX8 water resistance rating.

With each iteration, Samsung has improved the hinge design. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is no different in this regard. Its new ‘zero-gap’ design allows the screen to fold close without any gap between the two sides. This hinge has a new droplet shape, which also helps reduce the visibility of the crease in the middle.

Samsung-Galaxy-Z-Fold-5 | TheEffect.NetSwitching to the internals, the unit sports an enhanced hardware performance thanks to the latest specifications. The device has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC with an Octa-core processor.

This is accompanied by the Adreno 740 GPU. The significance of this is that it now includes ray-tracing technology, allowing for much more advanced mobile gaming. There are a few iterations of the storage and RAM options, including the 256GB + 12GB RAM, 512GB + 12GB RAM, or the 1TB + 12GB RAM.

Other hardware improvements include a triple-lens camera and a 4,400mAh battery. The camera features a 50MP main lens, 12MP ultrawide lens, and a 10MP telephoto lens. In addition to the improved battery capacity, it also supports 25W fast-charging, 15W wireless charging and up to 4.5W reverse wireless charging.

Samsung-Galaxy-Z-Fold-5 | TheEffect.NetWith all these changes to the hardware, Samsung has delivered true multitasking software to support the power user. This includes a dual-touch drag-and-drop feature. This allows users to move files between various apps and storage directories by selecting and dragging them across with ease.

To add to the functionality and multitasking support, the Galaxy S Pen stylus has also been improved for the Galaxy Z Fold 5. With a more compact design, it can also be attached to the unit much easier with improved official cases.

Lastly, Samsung has released the Galaxy Z Fold 5 in three colours. This includes beige, black, and light blue.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5

As has been the case over the past three years, Samsung has also launched the Galaxy Z Flip5 alongside the premium Fold5. The clamshell design smartphone is now more compact than ever, offering a host of new features, the most noticeable being its larger exterior screen.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 | TheEffect.NetWith a cover screen size of 3.4″, it is nearly twice the size of the last year’s 1.9″ screen of the Galaxy Z Flip4. It also has a much larger resolution display at 720x748px. The larger screen now allows for up to 30 more widgets, making it much more useful year-on-year. These new widgets allow for quick shortcuts and easier use, such as sending messages and video calls, browsing music, as well as checking and responding to notifications.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 | TheEffect.NetAs with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5, it too has an enhanced hinge, allowing for a zero-gap design when closed. The Z Flip5 is available in four new colours, including Mint, Graphite, Cream and Lavender.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5 Pricing & Availability

The Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 are available for pre-order from 26th July and will be on-sale from 11th August.

All products will be available to purchase via and select partners.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 P​ricing:
  • 256GB​ – €1,239
  • 512GB​ – €1,349
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 ​Pricing:
  • 256GB​ – €1,999
  • 512GB​ – €2,109
  • 1TB​ – €2,349
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