Samsung Electronics introduced the latest additions to its Galaxy foldable series: the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5. The launch event took place at Shamba Café in Nairobi and was attended by tech enthusiasts from East Africa. Alongside these exciting devices, Samsung also announced a tree-planting initiative as part of its global environment strategy. They planted around 10,000 trees in the Ngong Hills area using air distribution.
The Galaxy Z Flip5 and Z Fold5 come with sleek and compact designs, offering unique experiences for users. They boast powerful performance and countless customization options. The new Flex Hinge enables the foldable experience while maintaining a balanced and solid design. These innovative foldable devices also feature advanced camera capabilities like FlexCam, which allows users to take photos from creative angles. With top-notch performance and an optimized battery powered by the latest processor, the Samsung Galaxy Z series redefines what’s possible with smartphones.
TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics, expressed the company’s commitment to revolutionizing the mobile industry with foldables and meeting customers’ needs through innovative technology.
Samsung’s dedication to foldable devices has led to the creation of incredibly versatile gadgets. From content creation on the Galaxy Z Flip5’s new Flex Window to seamless multitasking on the Galaxy Z Fold5, these devices cater to today’s users’ distinctive needs.
Both the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 are designed with durability in mind. They come equipped with features like a shock dispersion layer on the main screen and a redesigned back, ensuring a more solid display. The devices also have IPX8 support, Armor Aluminum frames, and Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus®2 on the Flex Window and back cover for enhanced protection, further strengthened by the Flex Hinge with its dual rail structure to diffuse external impacts.
The Galaxy Z Flip5 is a pocket-sized self-expression tool without compromise. Its new Flex Window offers more customization options, allowing users to personalize their experience with informative clocks, graphical clocks, and stylish frames. Even when closed, the Galaxy Z Flip5 offers a wide range of usability. The Flex Window allows users to access useful information, check weather, control music playback, view notifications, and even respond to texts with a full QWERTY keyboard, all without opening the device. The versatile camera experience enables high-quality selfies and hands-free photos from creative angles with FlexCam.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Z Fold5 is a productivity powerhouse with its large screen and long-lasting battery. It offers powerful performance and a range of features, including Taskbar, drag and drop, and third-party app optimization. The S Pen Fold Edition provides an enhanced writing experience, and the slimmer and more compact design makes it easy to carry. The Main Screen offers an immersive viewing experience, with increased peak brightness for optimal outdoor viewing. The Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform enhances graphics and enables dynamic gaming and multi-game functionality, making it perfect for gaming on the go.
Samsung is also taking steps to reduce its environmental impact. The Galaxy Z Flip5 and Fold5 feature a wider variety of recycled materials, including pre-consumer recycled glass and aluminum, as well as post-consumer recycled plastics from discarded fishing nets, water barrels, and PET bottles. Even the packaging boxes are made with 100 percent recycled material. Samsung aims to extend the product lifecycle by offering five years of security updates and four generations of OS upgrades for each device.
The Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 will be available for pre-order in select markets from July 26, with general availability starting on August 11. The Galaxy Z Flip5 comes in colors like Mint, Graphite, Cream, and Lavender, along with various accessories. The Galaxy Z Fold5 is available in Icy Blue, Phantom Black, and Cream, and offers practical and stylish cases, including a Slim S Pen Case, Clear Gadget Case, Eco-Leather Case, and a Standing Case with Strap. Additionally, Samsung Care+ offers support for accidental screen damage, allowing customers to register within 30 days of purchase and enjoy one free screen repair within a 12-month period.