The big day is here - foldable fans rejoice. Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 preorders are now live at both Samsung and other leading retailers and we've laid out the best places to pick up a shiny new device just down below.
As a primer, we've also included everything you need to know before you jump on board the foldable bandwagon here - including full specs run downs and our initial thoughts on each device. For a fully in-depth look, we highly recommend you check out our Galaxy Z Fold 5 review and Galaxy Z Flip 5 review, both of which we've just posted for your viewing pleasure here on TechRadar.
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The Galaxy Z Fold 5 starts at $1,799 / £1,649 for the 256GB model while the Galaxy Z Flip 5 starts at $999 / £1,049. If these prices seem familiar, then that's because they're roughly the same as last year's iterations - with some of the UK pricing actually being slightly cheaper. This is great news, particularly because both devices have received speedy new chipsets, slimmed-down designs, and a new hinge that allows them to sit flush while folded.
For opening preorder deals, there are some great options to entice earlier adopters into laying down some cash. Samsung itself is offering up to $1,000 off with a trade-in, free memory upgrades, and further discounts for students. AT&T and Verizon are offering up to $1,000 off with a trade-in right now - enough to get the Flip 5 specifically for free (although you will still need that pricey unlimited plan).
Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 preorders now live
Preorders in the US
- Samsung: Fold 5 starting at $1,799 | Flip 5 starting at $999
- Verizon: save up to $1,000 with a trade-in on the Flip 5 or Fold 5
- AT&T: save up to $1,000 with a trade-in on the Flip 5 or Fold 5
- Xfinity Mobile: up to $1,000 off with a trade-in
- Amazon: free $150 gift card with Flip 5 or $200 gift card with Fold 5
- Best Buy: $100 gift card and up to $1,000 off with a trade
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: free memory upgrade, or up to $1,000 off with a trade-in at Samsung
Samsung's own promotion is probably our favorite from the initial batch of deals on both devices. Not only can you get a whopping trade-in rebate of up to $1,000 on both carrier and unlocked devices, but you're also able to get a free memory upgrade on the house as a preorder bonus. On top of that, the official store also offers unique colors and exclusive storage options that you can't get anywhere else. See this same deal on the Galaxy Z Flip 5 here.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: save $120, plus up to $1,000 off with a trade-in at Verizon
Verizon's opening deal is a stellar big carrier option in our books. First up, the trade-in rebate of up to $1,000 is available for both new customers and upgraders alike, which makes it a surprisingly flexible choice for a wide range of users. On top of this saving, you can also get a flat $120 discount as a preorder bonus and the option to bundle in a Galaxy Watch for $5 per month and get $300 off a Galaxy Tablet (lines paid for separately). See this same deal on the Galaxy Z Flip 5 here.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: free storage upgrade, plus up to $1,000 off with a trade-in at AT&T
AT&T's deal offers the same free memory upgrade as the official Samsung store today - although you can supplement this handy bonus with the usual trade-in rebate of up to $1,000 off. We say usual here but it is in fact a match for the best rebate we've ever seen at the carrier so it's definitely a good option right now. See this same deal on the Galaxy Z Flip 5 here.
Preorders in the UK
- Samsung: Fold 5 starting at $1,799 | Flip 5 starting at $999
- Affordable Mobiles: unlimited data from £52 per month
- Mobile Phones Direct: tariffs starting at £53 per month
- Mobiles.co.uk: 25GB plan from £25 per month
- Fonehouse: unlimited data from £54 per month
- O2: save £288 on devices before August 11th
- Sky Mobile: double data starting at £12 per month
- Vodafone: save up to £744 with a trade-in
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: free memory upgrade, or up to £650 off with a trade-in at Samsung
Samsung's deals on the new foldable in the UK are a little more modest than those in the US today but you can still get up to £650 off with a trade-in right now and a free memory upgrade. As it stands, this is the best option right now for unlocked devices in the UK and a superb way to get a new foldable for a much more reasonable price. No smartphone to trade in? Save £100 with code ZSAVE100. See this same deal on the Galaxy Z Flip 5 here.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: at Mobile Phones Direct | Three| £39 upfront | 100GB data | unlimited calls and texts | £52 per month
A solid all-around pick for the initial batch of deals is this Three tariff at Mobile Phones Direct. With a relatively nice balance of data, reasonable monthly cost, and relatively low upfront cost, this is one of the more accessible two-year tariffs going right now and we haven't seen a Three plan any cheaper today.
Galaxy Z Fold 5: £99 upfront, £80 per month
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: at Mobiles.co.uk| Vodafone| free upfront | 250GB data | unlimited calls and texts | £51 per month
An outstanding option, this Vodafone tariff at Mobiles.co.uk features one of the lowest monthly costs we've seen today. On top of that, you're paying literally nothing for the device while bagging a sizable chunk of 250GB data. That should be enough for all but the most data-hungry of users.
Galaxy Z Fold 5: £50 upfront, £83 per month
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: at Affordable Mobiles | O2| £53.99 upfront | unlimited data | unlimited calls and texts | £55 per month
We're really impressed by this unlimited data O2 tariff at Affordable Mobiles due to its reasonable monthly cost and upfront price. Paying just £53 upfront is a steal considering you're getting completely unlimited data on a major UK network. Recommended.
Galaxy Z Fold 5: £560 upfront, £60 per month
Note that all Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 preorders are now officially available for a shipping date of August 11th so you'll have a wait time of just over two weeks until you can get your hands on a shiny new foldable.
Of the initial batch of preorder bonuses, our recommendation is Samsung itself. Not only can you get a great trade-in rebate on both unlocked and carrier devices, but the official store is also offering free memory upgrades and exclusive colors.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 FAQs
|Row 0 - Cell 0||RAM / Storage||US price||UK price|
|Galaxy Z Flip 5||8GB / 256GB||$999.99||£1,049|
|Row 2 - Cell 0||8GB / 512GB||$1,199||£1,149|
|Galaxy Z Fold 5||12GB RAM / 256GB||$1,799||£1,649|
|Row 4 - Cell 0||12GB RAM / 512GB||$1,919||£1,769|
|Row 5 - Cell 0||12GB RAM / 1TB||$2,159||£2,019|
Should you preorder today?
- New features include refined hinges
- Both devices have been slimmed down
- Upgraded chipsets
- Larger outer display on the Fold 5
If you're looking for a huge upgrade versus the previous models, then know that both the Fold 5 and Flip are relatively iterative upgrades. However, the changes that Samsung has implemented on each device have definitely refined the series, and the devices cost roughly the same as last year's models too.
Both devices get a substantial chipset upgrade in the form of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which brings them in line with the flagship Galaxy S23 range. They also, to the relief of people with OCD worldwide, now completely snap flat when folded thanks to a nifty new hinge design. Previously, they would fold fairly snugly but the screens wouldn't meet directly in the middle, creating a slightly wedge-like profile.
As well as receiving refinements to the overall design, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 now has IPX8-certified water resistance and a larger outer screen. While the 12MP camera array remains the same as last year on this model, the larger outer display is super handy as a viewfinder now and provides more real estate for clocks, calendars, and other handy widgets.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold 5 now features a nicely slimmed-down design that's about 5 millimeters thinner overall than the previous model. Overall, this is a welcome change that makes the device more pocket-friendly and dare we say 'phone-like' although some may be slightly disappointed by the lack of upgrades with the camera and display - both of which are roughly the same as last year.
|Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5||Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5|
|Dimensions (folded):||154.9 x 67 x 13.5mm||85.1 x 71.9 x 15.1mm|
|Dimensions (unfolded):||154.9 x 129.7 x 6.1mm||85.1 x 165.1 x 6.9mm|
|Weight:||252 grams||187 grams|
|Main display:||7.6 inch (2176 x 1812) AMOLED||6.7-inch Full HD+ (2640 x 1080) adaptive 120Hz AMOLED|
|Cover display::||6.2 inch (2316 x 904) AMOLED||3.4-inch (720 x 748) 60Hz AMOLED|
|Chipset:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy|
|RAM:||12GB (LPDDR5X)||8GB (LPDDR5X)|
|Storage:||256GB / 256GB / 1TB||256GB / 512GB (UFS 4.0)|
|OS:||Android 13||Android 13 w/ One UI 5.1.1|
|Primary camera:||50MP f/2.2||12MP, f/1.8 w/ OIS|
|Ultrawide camera:||12MP f/2.2||12MP, f/2.2|
|Front Camera:||10MP f/2.2||10MP, f/2.2|
|Inner Camera||4MP f/1.8||-|
|Charging:||25W (wired)||25W wired charging, 15W wireless charging, 4.5W reverse wireless charging|
|Colors:||Ice Blue, Phantom Black, Cream||Mint, lavender, graphite, cream|
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