Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 5 is out now in Australia, and while the previously advertised pre-order bonuses have dried up, we're still here to help you find the best Galaxy Z Fold 5 plans and deals from the country's biggest telcos and retailers.
Easily the most premium foldable up for purchase in Australia, the new Z Fold 5 delivers a host of important refinements over its predecessor, including a new zero-gap hinge (finally), a thinner design and a range of software improvements, such as two-handed drag-and-drop functionality and better multi-tasking features.
Like the Z Flip 5 (which is also out now), the Z Fold 5 carries the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset that powers this year's Galaxy S23 Ultra, meaning that battery life and performance improvements are to be expected.
As for colour variants, the Z Fold 5 is releasing in Phantom Black, Cream and Icy Blue, as well as two additional colours (Grey, Blue) that you can only get from Samsung's online store.
Unlike the smaller Z Flip 5, Samsung's new Z Fold 5 has gone up in price slightly, now starting at AU$2,599 for the 256GB model, and topping out at AU$3,149 for the storage-heavy 1TB version. Thankfully, each of the carriers and retailers listed below is offering a free storage upgrade to the next highest capacity with pre-orders of the Z Fold 5, which should take the sting out of its price hike.
Check out all of the best Z Fold 5 plans and deals being offered in Australia below.
|Galaxy Z Fold 5||12GB/256GB||AU$2,599|
|Galaxy Z Fold 5||12GB/512GB||AU$2,799|
|Galaxy Z Fold 5||12GB/1TB||AU$3,149|
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 specs
|Row 0 - Cell 0||Galaxy Z Fold 5|
|Inner Display||7.6-inch QXGA+ (2176 x 1812) Dynamic AMOLED, 21.6:18 aspect ratio|
|Outer Display||6.2-inch HD+ (2316 x 904) Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 23.1:9 aspect ratio|
|Refresh rate||Up to 120Hz (Inner), 60Hz (Outer)|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
|Rear cameras||50MP main wide-angle, f/1.8,85 ̊ FOV + 12MP ultra-wide F2.2, 123 ̊ FOV + 10MP telephoto f/2.4, 36 ̊ FOV, 3X optical zoom|
|Selfie camera||10MP f/2.2 85 ̊ FOV (outer) 4MP f/1.8 80 ̊ FOV (inner)|
|Colors||Icy Blue, Phantom Black, Cream, Gray, Blue|
Best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 deals
Right now, Optus has the best incentive for those looking to score a Galaxy Z Fold 5, with the telco throwing in a free Galaxy Watch 6 (in Gold or Graphite) with the Galaxy Z Flip 5, Z Fold5 or S23 Series handsets, so long as you're on an eligible SIM plan and remain on a AU$10/mth Watch plan for 24 or 36 months. Pretty good deal!
Alternatively, Vodafone is offering AU$ 300 off the overall price of your when you stay connected to an elligible plan for either 24 or 36 months. On top of this, you can also trade in an eligible device in good working condition and score up to AU$500 in bonus value towards your handset.
Best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 plans
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is undoubtedly pricey, an but Vodafone’s currently offering a AU$300 discount on the new premium foldable. You can save some more cash by opting for a cheaper mobile plan, and we think Vodafone’s got the best offer among the big three. We suggest getting the Fold 5 on a 24-month contract, and pairing it with Vodafone’s AU$45 Small plan. That’ll get you 40GB for a combined price of AU$140.79 a month.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$3,378.96
A big phone like this is aimed at power users, so you may want to opt for the 512GB model. If so, the AU$45 Small plan is your cheapest option at Vodafone, and it comes with 40GB of data and 5G network coverage. Combined with handset repayments, you’ll pay AU$149.12 each billing. Vodafone will give you a AU$300 discount on the device, and you should also consider trading in an older phone if you’ve got one, as this will get you a AU$500 bonus credit.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$3,578.88