Samsung brings 5G version of Galaxy Z Flip to Singapore (updated)
Samsung brings 5G version of Galaxy Z Flip to Singapore
This article was originally published on 28 October 2020
29 October 2020 update: Added Singtel deals for Galaxy Z Flip 5G.
The 5G version of the clam-style, foldable smartphone Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is coming to Singapore.
Dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G, this phone uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset to deliver both 5G connectivity and flagship-tier performance. Technically, this is an upgrade from the Z Flip that launched in February this year, since the first release used a previous-generation flagship processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+) instead.
According to Samsung Electronics Singapore, the Korean electronics company partnered with Singtel to harness the telco's active 3.5GHz spectrum, and to showcase the Galaxy Z Flip 5G's connectivity. Additionally, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G joins the ranks 5G-capable, flagship-tier devices by Samsung this year: Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Note20 (5G variant), Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy Tab S7+.
"We have seen encouraging take-up of our 5G services since the launch of our 5G network early last month. With Samsung's line up of 5G-enabled devices clocking more than 1.2Gbps on our ultra-fast 5G network, customers can be assured of a high-performance 5G experience whether they are downloading movies or gaming on the go," said Ms Gan Siok Hoon, Managing Director, Sales & Mobile Marketing, Consumer Singapore, Singtel.
On the hardware side of things, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G is virtually identical to the old model. We're still getting a 6.7-inch FHD+ (2,636 x 1,080 pixels resolution) Dynamic AMOLED Main Display on the inside, a 1.1-inch, 300 x 112 pixels resolution Super AMOLED Cover Display on the outside, and 3,300mAh battery. The dual rear cameras are a 12MP wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture, Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera at f/2.2 with a FOV of 123˚. It packs 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.
Samsung made it easy for Z Flip users to tell apart between non-5G and 5G variants. The older Galaxy Z Flip had Mirror Black and Mirror Purple colour options, while the Galaxy Z Flip 5G will only come in Mystic Gray and Mystic Bronze (pictured).
Interested in the hardware and the full experience? Our first review with the original Samsung Galaxy Z Flip still applies, so do check it out here.
Singapore pricing and availability
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G will officially hit retail on 31 October 2020 at S$1,998. Interested users can find them at telecommunications operators (M1, Singtel, and StarHub), Samsung Online Store, Samsung Experience Stores, and major consumer electronics and IT stores (Best Denki, Challenger/Hachi, Courts, Gain City, Harvey Norman, and KrisShop).
Folks who purchase the Galaxy Z Flip 5G from the Samsung Online Store, Samsung Experience Stores and major consumer electronics and IT stores will receive one complimentary pair of Galaxy Buds Live in Mystic Bronze (worth $288) with each purchase, while stocks last.
29 October 2020 update: Given that the Galaxy Z Flip 5G was launched with the support of Singtel, it only makes sense that Singtel's offering a little more to sweeten the deal.
Specifically for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G, signing up for the device with a Combo 2 or higher contract plan, or any XO contract plans will net free six months of 5G NOW (the trial 5G network add-on, U.P. S$15/month). Also, accepting the 5G NOW add-on grants another S$50 off the Galaxy Z Flip 5G device.