Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Flip5 and Z Fold5 are now available for pre-order - here’s why you should get one

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
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Samsung has been making foldable phones for close to four years now, giving it more experience in this burgeoning new tech arena than almost any other phone manufacturer. Now, the next generation of Samsung’s foldable is almost here: the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5.

These two new phones promise to deliver foldable power like the world has never seen before, both equipped with Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor for top-tier performance whether you’re playing games, browsing social media, or using your phone for work.

Thanks to the two different foldable configurations, Samsung has got all its bases covered. If your idea of the perfect foldable phone is one that can be expanded with a single motion into a mini-tablet for big-screen browsing, the Galaxy Z Fold5 is perfect. On the other hand, if you yearn for the days of compact flip-phones, the Galaxy Z Flip5 is the phone for you.

If you’re looking for a new phone, Samsung is offering some seriously competitive pre-order bonuses for these two new foldables on its own online store. If you trade in your old phone, you can save up to £660 on the Galaxy Z Flip5 and up to £850 on the Galaxy Z Fold5 - and enjoy double the storage on both phones with a totally free upgrade from the 256GB Flip5 model to its 512GB big brother, or 512GB to 1TB on the Fold5.

Why are these the foldables you should buy right now?

Apart from being the newest, shiniest folding phones on the market? Well, there’s a lot to love here; we’ll talk about the Galaxy Z Flip5 first. Dual 12MP external cameras and a 10MP selfie cam ensure that your photos have never looked better, and the horizontal display fold lets you prop up the camera on any flat surface for easy hands-free selfies.

Samsung has taken great care to make this much more than a simple hardware update to the preceding Flip4. The zero-gap screen hinge means that it’s even thinner and more compact than its predecessor, and a 3700mAh battery means you can go all day without needing to change.

Oh, and remember that dinky rear display on the Galaxy Z Flip4? That’s been significantly boosted in size, now occupying almost a full half of the phone’s exterior, making it the biggest external phone screen available right now and packing handy new widgets for a variety of apps. Gorilla Glass Victus 2 and Armour Aluminium means the Flip5 is still seriously durable, too.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5

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If you’re more of a big-screen fiend, the Galaxy Z Fold5 is like a powerful PC in your pocket. Touting the brightest screen on any Galaxy device and useful multitasking tools for split-screen mode, it’s capable of running up to three apps simultaneously - meaning no more swapping between tabs if you’re trying to keep up a conversation while doing something else.

The Galaxy Z Fold5 is also a gaming powerhouse, capable of producing cutting-edge ray-traced graphics and delivering top-notch sound thanks to its Dolby Atmos speakers. It even supports split-screen for gaming, meaning you can play two games at once or chat and game at the same time.

In short, whatever you’re looking for in a phone, Samsung has your back. These cutting-edge foldable aren’t just some of the finest folding phones we’ve seen - they’re among the best phones on the market, full stop. If you’re looking to upgrade (or even jump ship from Apple, who remain resistant to the mere notion of folding phones), the Z Flip5 and Z Fold5 are simply the connoisseur’s choice.