Samsung announces Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 6

Samsung has announced its latest devices at the Galaxy Unpacked event in Paris, including the foldables Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6.

The foldables will be powered by the Galaxy AI software, which combines on-device and cloud AI computations. Samsung claims that Galaxy AI will be available on 200 million devices and can speak 16 languages without an internet connection.

One of the new Galaxy AI features is “Composer,” which will make drafting emails easier by generating an email with context-related information.

A voice recorder will be integrated into Samsung’s Notes so that memos can be transcribed and summarized with the help of AI. According to Samsung, it will be able to distinguish the voices of up to ten speakers and transcribe the audio, making it easier to remember information from meetings.

Some of the AI tools are aimed at creatives, such as sketch-to-image. Sketching with an S Pen or creating a simple drawing will transform it into a completed image, adding graphic elements and colors based on the original sketch.

The Gemini app will now be integrated with the latest Z foldables. A “Hey Google” command will open the app, bringing up Gemini’s overlay to help with writing, learning, or planning.

The Foldables

On Wednesday, the company announced new foldables, which both feature a similar design as their predecessors but have some internal improvements.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 is the slimmest and the lightest fold yet made by the company. The main change compared to the previous model is a new display, which can reach 2600 nits.

The 7.6-inch Super AMOLED display will support Ray Tracing, which contributes to a better gaming experience.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6
Image by Samsung.

As it was rumored, the Interpreter mode, which enables live translations, will also be shown on the outer screen, enabling smoother translations between two persons.

And the live translate app will be available in 16 languages by the end of July. According to Samsung, translation and recording features will be processed on the device to ensure security.

Z Fold 6, as well as the Z Flip 6, will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 third-gen processor. The fold features a neural processing unit that will be 42% faster than the previous one, while the central processing unit will be 18% faster, enabling better performance.

The starting price of the foldable is $1900.

Meanwhile, the Z Flip 6 , now comes with a new 50MP sensor which will be powered by the Pro Visual engine. It will use AI to improve photos by detecting objects, isolating lightning conditions, or zooming images up to 10 times, according to Samsung.

Another upgrade is a slightly more capable battery. It will now feature 4.000 mAh, around a 10% improvement over the Z Flip 5 version. More technical parameters were revealed in various leaks during the last few weeks.

The starting price of the Z Flip 6 model is $1100.

Both The Z Fold 6 and the Z Flip 6, as well as the Galaxy Ring and the new Samsung watches, will be available starting July 24th.

While the new foldables have some improvements over the previous models, it’s unclear if they’ll be enough to entice new customers. In Q1, global sales of foldables rose by 49%, but Samsung's sales fell by 42%, according to Counterpoint Research.

Samsung was one of the first companies to introduce foldable devices. However, competition has grown rapidly. Last month alone, companies like Motorola and Honor launched their own foldable devices, the Razr 50 series and the Magic V Flip.