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Samsung Launching Two Foldable Phones Galaxy Z Flip5 and the Galaxy Z Fold5 Challenging Apple Dominance

Samsung on 26 July 2023 in Seoul, South Korea unveiled their latest foldable smartphones: the Galaxy Z Flip5 and the Galaxy Z Fold5. To seek Apple’s dominance Samsung is keeping their prices at the same level for three years in a row.  In 2019, Samsung the largest phone maker company on the globe pioneered the segment of foldable phones offering customers a larger screen and still managing to keep the phone size compact.

With people looking for new concepts, innovative designs, and creativity, the market of foldable phones is expected to see a rise in the future. Back in 2019 foldable phones shared approximately 0.3% share of the phones whereas now the share has raised to approximately 5%. Analysts have said that Samsung holds above 60% share of the market in foldable phones and is set to compete at a much higher level with the strategy of faster rollout and aggressive pricing plan.

Foldable Phones Galaxy Z Flip5

Galaxy Z Flip5 and the Galaxy Z Fold5 Upgrades and Features

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Processors are powering both the phones, Flip 5 will come with 8 GB Ram and Fold 5 with 12 GB Ram. Both of the new phones are coming with the same camera as they had in the last year. Galaxy Z Flip5 smaller in size and the Galaxy Z Fold5 larger in size are both designed as a clamshell and open as a book; both devices are available for pre-booking starting from 26 July 23.

Galaxy Z Flip5 and the Galaxy Z Fold5 are coming with redesigned more rigid hinges to make them slimmer, stronger, and designed elegantly. With Dynamic AMOLED 2x displays the screens are much brighter. To add further capacity for interaction the screen sizes are also increased, making the screens the most stand-out feature in the new release. Heat management for gaming experience and multi-tasking has always been an issue and the new phones offer bigger vapor chambers than earlier models.

 Galaxy Z Fold5

Galaxy Z Flip5 and the Galaxy Z Fold5 Specs Comparison


Galaxy Z Flip5

Galaxy Z Fold5 Specs

·         Battery 3,700 mAh 4,400 mAh
·         Wireless Power Share Yes Yes
·         Storage 256GB, 512GB 256GB / 512GB / 1TB
·         Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
·         RAM 8 GB 12 GB
·         S Pen Not Compatible Not Compatible
·         Cellular and Wireless 5G (sub6, mmW) 5G (sub6, mmW)
·         Camera Rear: 12MP Wide,

12MP Ultra-Wide

Front: 10MP

Rear: 50MP Wide,

12MP Ultra-Wide

10MP Tele 3x Optical Zoom

30x Space Zoom

Front: 10MP Cover, 4MP Main

·         Ultra-Wide Camera Yes Yes
·         Scene Optimizer Yes Yes
·         Aperture Dual Aperture Dual Aperture
·         Flaw Detection Yes Yes
·         Screen and Display Cover: 3.4“


Main: 6.7″

Dynamic AMOLED 2X

Cover: 6.2“

Dynamic AMOLED 2X

Main: 7.6″

Dynamic AMOLED 2X


·         Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner No No


 Galaxy Z Fold5

Samsung vs Apple Competition, Market Share, and Sales

Samsung with its new unveil, the competition with Apple has become inevitable. Analysts have estimated that the consumer share of foldable phones has risen exponentially in recent years. Foldable phones demand high-end advanced technology making them comparatively more expensive than regular smartphones.

Samsung and Apple are leading phone manufacturers in the world however Apple owns about 75% share of the global phone market in comparison to Samsung’s 15% of phones that cost above $600.Overall Samsung remains the largest phone seller as per units in the world but trails Apple in the revenue. The global market of foldable phones is expected to see a huge surge this year with consumer demand of approximately over 18 million units. The surge is estimated to be 45% more than the last year.

Samsung being the arch-rival in the phone market is continuously challenging Apple in technology and sales. Despite more production costs of foldable phones than regular phones, Samsung with their aggressive pricing is keeping the new Galaxy Z Flip5 and the Galaxy Z Fold5 at the same price level. The unveiling of the phones also comes weeks earlier than last year same was unveiled in September,

Galaxy Z Flip5 and the Galaxy Z Fold5 expected to be a hit will be available in selective markets from Aug 11, 2023

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