Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6: Everything You Need To Know

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 arrived in July 2024, during Samsung’s second Unpacked event of the year. The Galaxy Z Fold 6 launched during that event too, and the same goes for some other devices that the company announced. With that in mind, the all-new ‘Flip’ handset is rather similar to last year’s model. Samsung opted not to do a huge revamp of the phone, and that goes for both its design and its internals. Sure, this one is more powerful, but several aspects that users expected to be upgraded did not get that treatment. The camera hardware remained the same, for example, and that is true for some other internals. Still, this phone has plenty to offer, so let’s get to it. We will first talk about its specifications, and we’ll take it from there.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 specs

The Galaxy Z Flip 6 is fueled by the same processor as the Galaxy Z Fold 6. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy chip fuels the device. That is essentially an overclocked variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Samsung opted to include 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM this time around. It also included 256GB or 512GB of non-expandable UFS 4.0 internal storage. The phone includes a 6.7-inch fullHD+ (2640 x 1080) Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. It offers up to 120Hz refresh rate. The cover display measures 3.4 inches and offers a 720 x 748 resolution. That is a Super AMOLED display, though, and it has a 60Hz refresh rate.

A 4,000mAh battery is included here, a slightly larger battery pack than in the Galaxy Z Flip 5. The charging remains the same, however. The phone supports 25W wired, 15W wireless, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. A charger is not included in the retail box. A 50-megapixel main camera (f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 2x “optical quality zoom”, digital zoom up to 10x) is backed by a 12-megapixel ultrawide snapper (f/2.2 aperture). There is also a camera on the main display, in the form of a hole punch. That is a 10-megapixel camera, by the way.

Android 14 comes pre-installed on the device, along with One UI 6.1.1, Samsung’s Android skin. Bluetooth 5.3 is supported here, while the phone supports dual SIM functionality. The Galaxy Z Flip 6 weighs 187 grams. So, it weighs the same as last year’s model. The device is IP48 certified for water and dust resistance. When unfolded, the device measures 165.1 x 71.9 x 6.9mm. In the folded state, it measures 85.1 x 71.9 x 14.9mm.

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How much does the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 cost?

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 will set you back $1,099.99 should you choose to buy it. Well, that’s where the pricing starts, that’s the price for the 256GB storage option. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 cost $999.99 for the same model when it launched, so we’re looking at a $100 price bump here.

Are there any deals available?

Samsung did announce some deals for the Galaxy Z Flip 6, initial ones. If you pre-order a carrier version of the device in the US, you’ll get 12 months of Samsung Care+ for free. Also, if you pre-order the device by July 23, you can also get up to $1,000 off with an eligible trade-in, and double the storage from 256GB to 512GB.

Where can I buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6?

You’ll be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 at all of the usual places. That goes for both the carriers and the retailers. First and foremost, it’s available directly from Samsung. All major US carriers are offering the device, and you’ll also be able to get it from Amazon, Best Buy, and so on. It will be available in a ton of places. We’ll leave a list of the most popular sources of Galaxy Z Flip 6 availability below.

Samsung
Amazon
Best Buy
Verizon
AT&T
T-Mobile

What carriers does it work on?

The Galaxy Z Flip 6 will actually work on all US carriers. That is something you could have expected. Those carriers are AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and all MVNOs that run on their networks. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 will work just fine on Visible, Metro by T-Mobile, Cricket, US Mobile, and more.

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What colors does the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 come in?

Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6, the Galaxy Z Flip 6 comes in seven color variants. So, two more than the Galaxy Z Fold 6. Do note that three of those colors are Samsung.com exclusive, however. The non-exclusive colors are Blue, Mint, Silver Shadow, and Yellow. Those are the colors you’ll be able to get from carriers and retailers. The three exclusive ones are Crafted Black, Peach, and White.

What new upgrades does the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 have over the Galaxy Z Flip 5?

Many of you are probably wondering what are the main selling features of the Galaxy Z Flip 6. Also, what are its advantages over the Galaxy Z Flip 5? Well, the two phones are quite similar (maybe even too similar), so there are not many, but we’ll highlight some features below, read on.

It’s more powerful than its predecessor

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 is more powerful than its predecessor. The difference here is not only in the all-new SoC, but the RAM situation too. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy fuels this smartphone. That is essentially Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, but an overclocked one. In addition to that, however, the phone offers 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM. Its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, shipped with 8GB of LPDDR5X RAM.

AI-powered features

The Galaxy Z Flip 6 comes with a bunch of AI-powered features, thanks to Galaxy AI. Suggested replies, for example, analyze your latest messages and suggest tailored responses. That should make the cover display more useful. FlexWindow is another really useful feature that Galaxy Z Flip users are probably familiar with It provides access to Samsung Health updates and notifications, while it also allows you to select the next track you want to listen to. It now offers more widgets than ever, by the way. FlexCam is now more useful too, thanks to Auto Zoom. FlexCam can find the best framing for your shot, and also handle the zooming so that you and all your friends fit in the shot.

Upgraded camera software

Samsung didn’t really move the Galaxy Z Flip 6 forward when it comes to camera hardware. The company is promising camera updates, so the software has been improved, it seems. Samsung says that we’re getting an “upgraded camera experience with clear and crisp details in pictures”. Thanks to AI zoom, you can get up to 10x digital zoom with the main camera.

Better low-light videos

The company is also promising upgrades to video recording in low-light conditions. ‘Nightography’ has been enhanced with video HDR. Samsung did not elaborate anymore, though. The company did say that night mode is now available in-app on Instagram Story, however.

What cases are available for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6?

In case you’re planning to get the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6, chances are you’ll need a case to put it in. Well, Samsung did list 5 cases on its webiste, along with a screen protector for the cover display. We’ll go over them below, where you’ll also find links for purchasing them. Do note that all of this comes from Samsung’s US webiste, the pricing and offerings in other markets may vary.

Clear Case

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Clear Case

The Clear Case for the Galaxy Z Flip 6 is the basic silicone see-through case. It offers solid protection, and has a ring on the back, which you can use to grip the phone, or attach it to your belt or something like that. This case is priced at $29.99 at launch ($10 off).

Kindsuit Case

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Kindsuit Case

The Kindsuit Case is a case made out of vegan leather aka eco leather. It comes in three colors, Gray, Mint, and Yellow. It will set you back $74.99 ($25 off), should you choose to buy it. This is a special launch offer.

Flipsuit Case with LED

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Flipsuit Case with LED

The Flipsuit Case with LED is arguably the most fun case out of the bunch. This case matches your screen and provides cool animations. It’s interactive. The LEDs on the Flipsuit card also light up and sparkle. The Flipcuit Case with LED is priced at $44.99 ($15 off) at the moment.

Flipsuit Case

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Flipsuit Case

The Flipsuit Case is basically the same as the case above it, but it does not include the LED aspect. This case has the same price tag as the one above, at launch it costs $44.99 ($15 off).

Slim Clear Case

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Slim Clear Case

The Slim Clear Case is the thinnest case Samsung has to offer. Still, this case offer all around protection for the device. Its standard price is $24.99, but at launch it costs $12.49.

Silicone Case

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Silicone Case

The Silicone Case is very similar to Clear Case, but it’s not see-through, it comes in several colors. The ring on the back is still here, though. It comes in Blue, Navy, Mint, Yellow, and Gray colors. This case’s standard price is $39.99, but at launch it costs $29.99.

Anti Reflective Film

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Anti Reflective Film

The last item on this list is a screen protector… for the phone’s cover display. It’s called the Anti Reflective Film, and it’s priced at $22.49 at launch ($7.50 off).

Should I buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6?

If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Galaxy Z Flip 6, well, that’s always your decision. We can only try and help a bit. The Galaxy Z Flip 6 is quite similar to its predecessor. Samsung didn’t really differentiate this phone enough to warrant an upgrade from the Galaxy Z Flip 5. It has the same charging speed, same camera hardware, very similar design, and so on. It is, however, more powerful, of course. The Galaxy Z Flip 6 is still a very compelling purchase in the general sense, though. It has less competition than the Galaxy Z Fold 6, but still, there are some compelling options.

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