May 14, 2021
Foldable phones just became that much more accessible.

samsung galaxy z flip 5g

Credit: Samsung
  • Samsung has permanently dropped the price of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G by $250, to $1,200.
  • This makes it Samsung’s lowest-priced foldable phone yet.
  • Whether or not it’s worth buying over the S21 Ultra is another matter.

If you’ve wanted a foldable phone but were put off by the steep prices, the decision might now be a little easier. Samsung has permanently cut the price of the unlocked Galaxy Z Flip 5G to $1,199.99 — a $250 drop.

That makes the Galaxy Z Flip 5G the lowest-priced foldable phone Samsung offers, and puts it well below the $1,999.99 of the Galaxy Z Fold 2. While it’s ‘only’ based on a 6.7-inch clamshell screen and uses last year’s Snapdragon 865 Plus chip, you’re still getting a fast device, solid cameras, 256GB of storage, and a design that can fit into some of the smallest pockets.

Read more: The best foldable phones you can get

Whether or not the Galaxy Z Flip 5G makes the most sense at that lower price is another matter. The same $1,199.99 will also get you Samsung’s 128GB Galaxy S21 Ultra, which boasts a faster processor, a more durable screen, and a much more powerful camera setup. A standard Galaxy S21 or S21 Plus will outperform the Flip in some areas, too.

Even so, this may be tempting. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G is still part of a very small club, with the $1,400 Motorola Razr 5G as one of its few direct rivals — you’re getting a rare experience at a relatively low price. It might be what you’re looking for if you’re tired of monolithic slabs of glass and metal, or yearn for the days when clamshell phones were commonplace.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
Samsung’s new 5G-powered variant of its cute foldable
The Galaxy Z Flip 5G is basically the same as the previous Z Flip, but with 5G connectivity. Now, it even has a lower price than when it first launched.

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