Samsung’s shiny new foldable smartphones – the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5 were announced in late July this year at their Galaxy Unpacked event. The two book-style and clamshell-style foldables not only lead the foldable smartphone market in terms of features but also pricing.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5 go for Ksh 325,000 and Ksh 193,000 respectively. This is why Samsung is working with third-party partners to make the smartphones accessible to more consumers.
Device Financing Options in Kenya
The Korean tech giant has chosen Watu Simu, Badili Africa and ABSA Kenya to offer device financing options at Samsung’s Experience Stores.
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All you need to do is walk into any Samsung Experience Store, make a down payment of Ksh 68,000 for the Z Fold5 and Ksh 40,000 for the Z Flip5, and then pay comfortably in weekly instalments for 52 weeks(1 year). The devices come with a manufacturer’s warranty period of 24 months.
Trade-In Option With Badili Africa
You can walk into a Samsung store with your old Samsung smartphone, trade it in, have it evaluated, and get some cash based on the valuation of that phone. You can now use that money to purchase a new device including the Galaxy Z Fold5 and the Z Flip5.
ABSA Kenya Buy Now Pay Later Program
ABSA Credit Card holders can pay for the new gadgets thanks to the bank’s partnership with Samsung. The payments can be made in 3 monthly instalments, 6- or 12-month instalments. This financing plan is available at Samsung Experience stores.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 comes powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 8GB of RAM and an additional 5GB of Virtual RAM with either 128GB or 256GB storage.
It has Android 13 and One UI 5.1.1 upgradeable all the way to Android 17.
The Z Flip5 comes with an IPX8 rating, a 3700mAh battery and 25W charger.
The Z Flip5 has a new design which includes a waterdrop hinge that lets the phone close completely and a new large cover screen sitting at 3.4 inches. The cover screen now supports more widgets, mini-apps and access to a full keyboard.
The inner screen is a 6.7-inch OLED screen with a 10MP selfie camera.
Cameras include dual 12MP cameras – a wide with OIS support and an ultrawide.
It comes in various colours including Mint, Lavender and Graphite and Cream.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 comes running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 12GB RAM and UFS 4.0 storage options including 256GB, 512GB and 1TB. It has Android 13 and One UI 5.1.1 upgradeable all the way to Android 17.
It sports the same waterdrop hinge that allows for a zero gap when closed.
It comes with a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED(2X) inner display sporting a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. The outer screen is a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED(2X) screen with the same 120Hz refresh rate and has Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection.
For cameras, it has a 50MP(with OIS) triple main setup which includes a 12MP telephoto with OIS and 3X optical zoom and a 12MP ultrawide. The Z Fold5 has a 4MP under display and a 10MP selfie camera on the cover screen.
A 4400mAh battery comes inside and supports 25W wired charging, 15W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.
It comes in Phantom Black, Cream and Icy Blue.