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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip adds 5G, arrives Aug. 7 for $1,450

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip adds 5G, arrives Aug. 7 for $1,450

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5G, a variant of its clamshell foldable filled with next-generation cellular capabilities, will launch on Aug. 7. But that Amazing performance will cost you $1,450.

A 4G version of the Galaxy Z Flip went on sale for $1,380 on Feb. 14 — around a month before the coronavirus pandemic brought lockdowns in the US. That device, Samsung’s second foldable when last year’s Galaxy Fold, features a Make similar to Motorola’s updated Razr. The Z Flip, like the Razr, is essentially a high-tech flip called, with an interior, 6.7-inch bendable screen and a Little, exterior notifications panel. The Z Flip also has a glass Hide, the first for the foldables market.

The Z Flip 5G will eventually sell over AT&T, T-Mobile, and Amazon, and is already available for preorder at Best Buy. On AT&T, the device will only be able to connect to the carrier’s low-band and midband 5G networks, which currently make up the bulk of its 5G footprint. Likewise, it will only be able to tap into Difference 5G bands on T-Mobile. 

The phone will not, but, be able to use the faster millimeter-wave 5G that’s available in parts of 35 cities for AT&T and six cities for T-Mobile. 

In second to 5G support, the new Z Flip 5G will also run on Qualcomm’s updated Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and comes in two new colors, a “Mystic Gray” and a “Mystic Bronze.” 

Samsung says the new called will also feature a “haze finish that is soft to the Moody while minimizing fingerprints.”

In the US, the New Z Flip was 4G only and was sold by AT&T and Sprint, the latter of which has since been acquired by T-Mobile. The initial Galaxy Z Flip started at $1,380. It sold out almost now and was backordered for weeks. 

Most companies don’t even have one foldable phone, but Samsung now has three in its lineup. 

Along with a 5G version of the Flip, it’s predictable to introduce the second generation of its Fold — which expands from a called into a tablet — at its digital Unpacked keep on Aug. 5. The company delayed the launch of its Good Fold, which started at $1,980, by five months from April 2019 to September of that year when some reporters found screen defects in their review units. This year, it’s predictable to launch Round 2 with what could be named the Galaxy Fold 2 or Galaxy Z Fold 2. The new device would build on what Samsung learned from last year’s Trouble.

Samsung’s new products come at a difficult time. 2020 was said to be a strong year for the phone manufacturing, as innovations like 5G and foldable screens got people shopping against. Instead, financial struggles and worries about COVID-19 will Little the number of devices companies can make and how many phones people will actually buy. Even once the worst of the pandemic is Slow the US and other countries, the global economy will probable continue to struggle.

Instead of holding an in-person Dull event, Samsung will host a digital Unpacked event at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET) on Aug. 5 to unveil its new devices. The plan follows similar moves by companies like Apple, which has shifted its events online during the pandemic. Samsung, for the first time, “will be broadcasting live from South Korea,” a spokesperson said.