Samsung Galaxy Fold6 and Flip6 prices and launch details for South Africa

Samsung unveiled the latest generation of its foldable smartphones — the Galaxy Z Fold6 and Flip6 — at its Galaxy Unpacked event in Paris on Wednesday, 10 July 2024.

The new devices boast enhanced Galaxy AI capabilities, an upgraded SoC, and improved camera features.

As with the Galaxy S24 series launch, Samsung put Galaxy AI at the centre, offering enhanced versions of Chat Assist, Transcribe Assist, Note Assist, and Circle to Search.

They also feature live translations for calls that are processed on-device and not stored in any cloud format, eliminating privacy concerns.

Dialogue is translated in real-time and played back to the call participants in a language they understand.

It also generates a real-time text summary of the call, with translations on the Galaxy device. Users must download the relevant language pack for the conversation.

Galaxy AI also brings new photography features, including instant slow-mo for videos, even if they weren’t recorded on the device.

The AI will generate intermediate frames to produce the slow-motion effect without interrupting the video’s playback.

The Galaxy Fold6 and Flip6 also get several image editing features powered by Samsung’s Pro Visual Engine.

These include image suggestions, such as eliminating reflections, remastering photos, and adding visual effects.

To access the Pro Visual Engine AI features, users tap the Galaxy AI button in the image editor.

For example, users can select an object in a photo they have captured and erase, move, or resize it. Galaxy AI will then generate pixels to fill in the blank space.

The addition of Galaxy AI photography features significantly boosts the generation of Samsung’s foldables’ photographic capabilities.

This is despite the larger Galaxy Fold6 featuring a similar camera setup to the previous generation, with a 50MP primary shooter combined with 10MP telephoto and 12MP ultrawide sensors.

The Galaxy Flip6 received a significant camera hardware upgrade over the previous generation.

Galaxy AI Chat Assist on the Galaxy Fold6.

It features a 50MP primary shooter and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, whereas the previous generation had two 12MP camera sensors.

The design of both foldables remains largely unchanged over the previous generation.

Both pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, which enables the inclusion of Galaxy AI for these devices.

Regarding hardware, both foldables come with 12GB of RAM, while the Flip6 gets 256GB of internal storage, and the Fold6 gets a choice of 256GB or 512GB.

The Galaxy Fold6’s external display is slightly larger than the previous generation, at 6.3 inches. The OLED display features a 2,376 x 968-pixel resolution.

The dimensions of its internal display remain consistent with the Fold5. The 7.6-inch OLED features a 2,160 x 1,856-pixel resolution.

Both displays offer a 120Hz refresh rate.

The Flip6’s display dimensions are also similar to the previous generation, with 7.6-inch internal and 3.4-inch external displays.

Their resolutions are also unchanged at 2,640 x 1,080 pixels and 748 x 720 pixels, respectively. The internal display features a 120Hz refresh rate.

South African pricing and availability

Pre-orders for Samsung’s latest generation of foldables go live tonight, Wednesday, 10 July 2024.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold6 is available in a choice of three colours — Silver Shadow, Pink, and Navy.

The Flip6 gets the same Silver Shadow colour option in addition to Blue, Yellow, and Mint. Samsung South Africa says all colour options will be available locally.

Samsung’s recommended pricing for the Galaxy Fold6 is R43,499 for the 256GB model and R45,999 for the 512GB configuration.

The Galaxy Flip6 will be priced at R25,999.

Below are the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Fold6 and Galaxy Flip6.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6 and Flip6
Specification Samsung Galaxy Fold6 Samsung Galaxy Flip6
OS Android 14, One UI 6.1.1 Android 14, One UI 6.1.1
Display Internal: 7.6-inch 2,160 × 1,856 OLED with 120Hz refresh rate
External: 6.3-inch 2,376 × 968 OLED with 120Hz refresh rate
Internal: 6.7-inch 2,640 x 1,080-pixel OLED with 120Hz refresh rate
External: 3.4-inch 748 x 720-pixel OLED
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
RAM 12GB 12GB
Storage 256GB | 512GB 256GB
Rear camera 50MP + 12MP + 10MP 50MP + 12MP
Front camera Main: 4MP Cover: 10MP 10MP
Cellular 5G 5G
Connectivity Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3 Wi-Fi 6e, Bluetooth 5.3
Dual Sim Yes, with eSIM Yes, with eSIM
Biometrics Side-mounted fingerprint reader Side-mounted fingerprint reader
Battery and charging 4,400mAh 25W wired charging 15W wireless charging 4.5W reverse wireless charging 4,000mAh 25W wired charging 15W wireless charging 4.5W reverse wireless charging
Dimensions Unfolded: 153.5 x 132.6 x 5.6mm
Folded: 153.5 x 68.1 x 12.1mm
Weight: 239g
Unfolded: 165.1 x 71.9 x 6.9mm
Folded: 85.1 x 71.9 x 14.9mm
Weight: 187g
Protection IPX8 IPX8

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