The most wanted phones of 2023 are here. Whether you’re upgrading from Android or switching from Apple to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 are the phones you’ve been dreaming of – and there’s serious power behind those incredible folding displays.
The Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5 are the perfect combination of style and substance: they look amazing and they’re amazingly powerful too. But they’re not amazingly expensive: if you pre-order yours before the 10th of August, you could save as much as £850 off the normal price.
These aren’t just the best folding phones of 2023. They could well be the best phones full stop. Here’s why.
The Galaxy Z Flip5 is flipping incredible
Let’s start with the gorgeous Samsung Galaxy Flip5. Instead of just one screen it has two: a massive 6.7-inch Dynamic OLED on the inside, and a 3.4-inch Super AMOLED on the outside. That cover display isn’t just for show. It enables you to catch up on your socials, use Google Maps, check your schedule and much more, all without unfolding your phone. It’s a huge time-saver and a huge talking point too.
Unfold your Galaxy Flip5 and that 6.7-inch display is ideal for pretty much everything: it’s big, it’s bright and with an adaptive 1-120Hz Infinity Flex display it’s super-smooth too. Behind the screen is the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy processor, the fastest Snapdragon ever put in a phone, and with a 3,700mAh battery the Galaxy Z Flip5 has the stamina for even the busiest days.
It’s a gorgeous thing, and it can make you look pretty great too: its front camera is a 10MP selfie shooter with f/2.2 for great low light snaps, and the main cameras are wide and ultra wide with Samsung’s super-smart Dual Pixel technology for amazing results in every kind of environment.
Think big with Samsung's most powerful folding phone ever
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 is an amazing phone, and its big sibling is even more so. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is the most powerful folding phone Samsung has ever made, and it raises the bar for foldables by combining exceptional design with incredible performance.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 takes everything that’s great about the Flip5 and turns it up to eleven. The main display is a huge 7.6 inches when it’s unfolded, and with S Pen support it’s a great display for taking notes, sketching or scribbling. And the cover screen is larger too: a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X. It sounds as good as it looks too, thanks to Dolby Atmos speakers for immersive audio in music, movies and apps.
Once again there’s the very latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy processor, a seriously powerful chip, and the battery here is 4,400mAh so you can be sure it’ll be there for you during even the toughest days and most far-flung travelling.
If you’re a keen photographer or just like snapping selfies for social media, you’ll love the Galaxy Z Fold5 cameras. On the front there’s a 10MP selfie shooter with f/2.2 for low light and a massive 85-degree field of view that’s ideal for group shots, and on the back you’ll find not two but three cameras: a 12MP ultra-wide with a 123-degree field of view; a 50MP wide camera with an 85-degree field of view and Samsung’s Dual Pixel AF; and a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. Together they deliver pristine photos and vivid video, all enhanced by the latest generation of Samsung’s image processing technology.
Get a huge discount on Samsung's best-ever folding phones
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 has an RRP of £1,049 for the 256GB model and £1,149 for the 512GB; the Galaxy Z Fold5 starts at £1,749 for 256GB of storage with the 512GB model coming in at £1,849. There’s also a version with a whopping 1TB of storage for £2,049.
Pre-orders are open now and run until the 10th of August, and Samsung is offering some really sweet deals during that period: if you pre-order your Galaxy Z Flip5 or Z Flip Fold through Samsung.com before the 10th of August, you can get the 512GB model for the price of the 256GB one.
That’s not all. If you trade in your existing smartphone Samsung will give you up to £850 off the price of your Galaxy Z Fold 5 or as much as £660 off the price of your Galaxy Z Flip 5. Those are massive discounts that make Samsung’s best folding phones even more of a brilliant buy.
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