Samsung decided to tick one phone off its list for the August 5 Unpacked event and went ahead with the announcement of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G today.
We've known for weeks now that this was coming so there really are no surprises. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G inherits most of its hardware from the Galaxy Z Flip, but gets a new Snapdragon 865+ chipset with a 5G modem, and two new colors - Mystic Bronze and Mystic Grey.
The rest is mostly unchanged - the 5G model is 0.1mm thicker at the hinge and weighs the same 183g. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G has a 6.7-inch 2636x1080px folding Dynamic AMOLED screen inside and a 1.1-inch 300x112px Super AMOLED cover display on the outside.
There are two cameras on the outside - a 12MP regular snapper with f/1.8 aperture and a 12MP ultrawide with an f/2.2 aperture. Inside sits a 10MP f/2.4 selfie camera with autofocus.
The One UI 2.1 running on the Galaxy Z Flip 5G brings a few exclusive features to take advantage of the form factor, like Flex Mode, which splits some apps in two - like showing the camera viewfinder on the top half of the screen and the controls on the bottom.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5G will go on sale in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Grey on August 7. In the US it will be available through AT&T and T-Mobile priced $1,450 (that's $70 more than the 4G model). Pre-orders in Germany begin today. T-Mobile has the Galaxy Z Flip 5G starting at €829 with a monthly plan, those who pre order before August 6 can get a limited gift box worth up to €300.
This leaves Samsung's Unpacked event on August 5 focused on the Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the Galaxy Buds Live and perhaps the Galaxy Tab S7 duo.
You fold it to make it convenient when you don't use it. That is a very simple and extremely satisfying user experience.
I don't know what the heck you're talking about by "5yr old camera" since the cameras are basically identical to the ones in the Galaxy S10e (Subsequently, every 2019 Galaxy flagship's regular and wide-angle lens)