What you need to know
- The 5G-enabled variant of the Galaxy Z Flip has received Bluetooth certification.
- The listing on the Bluetooth SIG database suggests the phone will be available via AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint in the U.S.
- It is rumored to debut alongside the Galaxy Note 20 series and the Fold 2 at Samsung's upcoming Unpacked event in August.
Samsung is expected to take the wraps off two new foldable phones at its Unpacked event in August: Galaxy Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G will be the more affordable of the two foldable phones and is likely to be identical to the 4G-only Galaxy Z Flip in terms of design. While the phone's official unveiling is still a few weeks away, it has now been certified by the Bluetooth SIG.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5G listing on the Bluetooth SIG website reveals multiple variants, including those that will be headed to the U.S. As noted by the folks over at SamMobile, the model numbers suggest the 5G-enabled foldable phone will be available via AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint in the U.S. The Bluetooth SIG listing also confirms that the phone will be launched in Canada.
Unlike the Galaxy Z Flip, which runs on a Snapdragon 855+ chipset, the Z Flip 5G is rumored to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chipset. Aside from 5G connectivity and a more powerful chipset, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G is expected to be largely identical to the LTE variant. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G is still expected to be priced at a premium, although it will probably be significantly more affordable than the Galaxy Fold 2.
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