Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro Edition unveiled as a tribute to the Samsung E700

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro Edition as a new version of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. The unique clamshell foldable phone takes inspiration from the SGH-E700 (Samsung E700) released in 2003, Samsung’s first handset with a built-in feature. In the antenna. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro sports a blue panel and matte finish frame. The special edition smartphone comes with various accessories including the FlipSuite Card and FlipSuite Case. Apart from the accessories, the new Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro Edition is expected to have similar specifications to the vanilla Galaxy Z Flip 5 that was launched globally in July this year.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 will be retro Available Available in limited quantities in Australia, Korea, UK, Germany and Spain on November 1 exclusively through Samsung’s official website Samsung.com. It will be available for sale in France from November 2. Pricing details of the special edition handset have not been announced yet.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro Edition
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As mentioned, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 takes inspiration from the retro SGH-E700, which was released 20 years ago in 2003 as Samsung’s first flip phone to feature a built-in antenna. The retro variant features a different UX design reinterpretation of indigo blue and silver shades, 2000s pixel graphics and animation on the flex window. It comes bundled with three FlipSuit cards that include logos from different eras of Samsung’s history, a FlipSuit case, and a collector card engraved with a unique serial number.

In July, the vanilla Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 was launched in India at a price of Rs. Rs 99,999 for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model. The 8GB RAM + 512GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 1,09,999. It started in cream, graphite, lavender and mint shades.

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 runs on Android 13 with One UI 5.1.1 and features an armored aluminum frame. It features a 6.7-inch full-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Inner display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. It features a 3.4-inch Super AMOLED folder-shaped cover display with a refresh rate of 60Hz. Under the hood the handset runs on a custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform coupled with 8GB of RAM for the Galaxy SoC.

As for optics, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 sports a dual rear camera unit that includes a 12-megapixel ultra-wide primary sensor, a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with OIS support. The A10-megapixel selfie camera handles selfies and video calls. It has got IPX8 rating for water resistance. Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Z Flip 5 with a 3,700mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging.


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