Samsung is pushing foldable smartphones as its real flagship device lineup. However, at $1,450 or higher, not many consumers could afford Galaxy Z series phones. To make foldable smartphones accessible to more people, the company has decided to drop the Galaxy Z Flip 5G’s price.
Samsung has announced that it has permanently dropped the Galaxy Z Flip 5G’s price by $250 in the US. You can now buy the unlocked variant of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G for $1,199.99 from Samsung’s website. While it is still a high price to pay for a smartphone, the company has made sure that customers can now easily choose between the $1,200 Galaxy S21 Ultra and the similarly priced Galaxy Z Flip 5G.
While the Galaxy S21 Ultra offers better performance in most areas, those who were itching to get an experience of owning a foldable device wouldn’t have to spend higher than candybar smartphones. With this price drop, the South Korean tech giant is also undercutting the Motorola RAZR 5G, the only direct competitor to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G.
Galaxy Z Flip 5G specs recap
Samsung’s second-generation Galaxy Z Flip smartphone features a 6.7-inch foldable Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with Full HD+ resolution, Ultra Thin Glass, and HDR10+. On the front, it has a 1.1-inch Super AMOLED cover display. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint reader. It has a 10MP selfie camera and a 12MP+12MP dual-camera setup. It can record 4K videos using front and rear (4K 60fps) cameras.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5G runs Android 10 right now, but it will soon be upgraded to Android 11 with One UI 3.x. It is equipped with the Snapdragon 865+ processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB storage. It is powered by a 3,300mAh battery and supports 15W fast wired charging and 9W fast wireless charging. It also features GPS, 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port, and Samsung Pay.