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Comparing the Galaxy Z Flip 5, Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3: How Samsung Flip Phones Measure Up

Check out the specs and price for Samsung's latest flip phone, compared with earlier models.

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The specs and price of the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 are now official. Along with the Galaxy Z Fold 5Galaxy Tab S9 and Galaxy Watch 6, the newest model of Samsung's foldable flip phone was one of the big highlights of Wednesday's Galaxy Unpacked event.

The most notable changes for the Galaxy Flip 5 are an improved hinge and faster processor, as well as a significantly larger, 3.4-inch screen. With its bigger front display, the Z Flip 5 marks the first major redesign of Samsung's modern flip phone in several years -- the Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3 were nearly identical. A larger front screen, up from 1.9 inches on the prior two Z Flips, also allows Samsung to better compete with rival flip phones such as the recently released Motorola Razr Plus

The new Razr looks very similar to the Z Flip 5, with both sporting dual front cameras. However, Samsung's newest flip phone runs on Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which could help with images and battery life compared to older Z Flips. 

Also new for the Z Flip is the ability to close completely flat with no gap around the hinge, a feature Motorola similarly implements for its Razr Plus to help keep out dust and debris. 

What else is new? Here's how the Z Flip 5 compares to last year's Z Flip 4 and 2021's Z Flip 3 so you can easily see what specs have changed.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs. Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 5GSamsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
Display size, tech, resolution, refresh rate, brightness Cover: 3.4-inch AMOLED (728 x 720 pixels); internal: 6.7-inch AMOLED (2,640 x 1,080 pixels), 1-120HzCover: 1.9-inch AMOLED (512 x 260 pixels); internal: 6.7-inch (2,640 x 1,080 pixels) Cover: 1.9-inch AMOLED (512 x 260 pixels); internal: 6.7-inch AMOLED (2,640 x 1,080 pixels)
Pixel density Cover: 306 ppi, internal: 425 ppiCover: 302 ppi, internal: 425 ppi Cover: 302 ppi, internal: 425 ppi
Dimensions (inches) Open: 6.5 x 2.83 x 0.27 in; closed: 3.35 x 2.83 x 0.59 inOpen: 2.83 x 3.3 x 0.67 in; closed: 2.83 x 6.5 x 0.27 in; hinge: 0.59 in (sagging)Open: 2.84 x 6.54 x 0.27 in; closed: 2.84 x 3.40 x 6.74 in; hinge: ~0.66 in (sagging)
Dimensions (millimeters) Open: 71.88 x 165.1 x 6.89 mm; closed: 71.88 x 85.09 x 14.99 mmOpen: 71.9 x 165.2 x 6.9 mm; closed: 71.9 x 84.9 x 17.1 mm; hinge: 15.9 mm (sagging)Open: 72.2 x 166.0 x 6.9 mm; closed: 72.2 x 86.4 x 171.1mm; hinge: ~15.9mm (sagging)
Weight (grams, ounces) 187 g (6.6 oz)187 g (6.59 oz)183 g (6.46 oz)
Mobile software Android 13Android 12/13Android 11
Camera 12-megapixel (main), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)12-megapixel (main), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)
Front-facing camera 10-megapixel10-megapixel 10-megapixel
Video capture TBD4K4K
Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1Snapdragon 888
RAM/storage 8GB + 256GB/512GB 8GB+ 128GB/256GB/512GB8GB +128GB/256GB
Expandable storage NoneNoneNone
Battery 3,700 mAh (dual-battery)3,700 mAh3,300 mAh
Fingerprint sensor SideSideSide
Headphone jack NoneNoneNone
Special features 5G-enabled, IPX8 water resistance, 25W wired charging, wireless charging, wireless power share, dual SIMIPX8, 5G enabled, foldable display, wireless charging, 25W fast charging, reverse wireless charging5G-enabled, foldable display, wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, 15W fast charging
US price off-contract $1,000$999$1,000 (128GB); $1,050 (256GB)
UK price £1,049£999£949 (128GB); £999 (256GB)
Australia price AU$1,649AU$1,499AU$2,499 (128GB); AU$2,649