Samsung launches Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 with new Galaxy AI  

Samsung launched the new Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 series devices with updated AI features

Updated - July 10, 2024 10:29 pm IST

Published - July 10, 2024 06:30 pm IST

The Galaxy Z Fold 6 comes with a a 7.6-inch screen with up to 2,600 nits peak brightness

The Galaxy Z Fold 6 comes with a a 7.6-inch screen with up to 2,600 nits peak brightness | Photo Credit: Haider Ali Khan

Samsung on Wednesday launched the new Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 series devices powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3—the processor Samsung says is optimised for generative AI processing and offers enhanced graphics along with improved overall performance.

The devices get upgraded cooling systems, with the Galaxy Z Flip getting a vapour chamber for the first time, to deliver improved cooling capabilities.

The new Galaxy Z series also comes with enhanced armour aluminum and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2, both front and back.

Galaxy Z Fold 6: specifications

The Galaxy Z Fold 6 comes with a 7.6-inch main screen with up to 2,600 nits of brightness, adaptive refresh rate from 1-120Hz. It has a 6.3-inch cover screen with same refresh rate and peak brightness as the main display.

The Galaxy Z Fold 6 claims to have a 1.6x larger vapour chamber for heat dissipation.

Galaxy Z Fold 6 ships with a 4,400mAh battery but charger is not included in the box.

Samsung has used Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor in both, Z Fold 6 and Flip 6, with 12GB RAM and up to 1TB storage in Fold 6, whereas the Flip 6 comes with 12GB RAM and up to 512GB storage. Both devices operate on One UI 6.1.1 based on Android 14 out of the box.

Samsung has promised seven years of OS and security updates for both Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6.

Galaxy Z Fold 6 sports a 10MP front lens on cover display while the in-display has a 4MP lens. At rear, it has a 12MP ultrawide, a 50MP main lens, and a 10MP telephoto sensor.

Both, Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 are IP48 rated.

Additionally, the device offers a range of AI-powered features and tools that maximise the large screen and significantly enhance productivity.

Note Assist on Samsung Notes offers translation, summaries, and auto-formatting for simple and easy meeting notes. Plus, a newly embedded transcript feature enables transcription, translation, and summarising of voice recordings directly in Notes.

Texts in PDF files can be translated and overlaid perfectly through the PDF overlay translation feature in Notes—and it even supports text in images and graphs.

Samsung has also added a new Composer from Samsung Keyboard that generates suggested text based on simple keywords for email and supported social media apps.

The Composer comes with the capability to create text specifically for social media, by analysing previous posts.

The S-pen experience has also been updated with the new sketch-to-image feature that allows users to create more sophisticated art pieces by generating image options when sketching or drawing on the photos in Gallery or Note screen.

Other updates in the Samsung Z series include improved integration for Google’s Gemini overlay and Circle to Search.

With Galaxy AI, users can also make use of the Interpreter that now comes with a new conversation mode that enables both parties to conveniently view translations on the main and cover screens for more natural interactions. It also offers one-way translation. Live Translate, which translates phone calls directly on your device in real-time, is also now being extended beyond Samsung’s own native calling app, to a selection of popular third-party apps.

For the camera enthusiasts, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 comes with an advanced editing experience with Photo Assist.

Portrait Studio can now be used to create a variety of different portrait styles such as 3D cartoons or watercolours. Additionally, Instant Slow-motion allows users to instantly slow down a video by generating additional frames while maintaining a smooth viewing experience.

Galaxy Z Flip 6: specifications

The Galaxy Z Flip 6 comes with a 3.4-inch Super AMOLED cover display with 60Hz refresh rate. The main display is of 6.7 inch Dynamic AMOLED with 1-120Hz refresh rate.

The Galaxy Z Flip comes with AI-powered photo ambient wallpapers that change in real-time, based on the time and weather.

The Galaxy Z Flip 6 comes with a 3.4-inch Super AMOLED FlexWindow.

The Galaxy Z Flip 6 comes with a 3.4-inch Super AMOLED FlexWindow. | Photo Credit: Haider Ali Khan

The device comes with new 50MP wide and 12MP ultra-wide sensors. The 50MP sensor supports 2x optical zoom, while offering AI zoom for an advanced shooting experience with up to 10x zoom. It has a 10MP front camera on main display for selfies.

The Galaxy Z Flip has a 4,000mAh cell but no charger inside the box.

The Galaxy Z Fold 6 will be available in Silver Shadow, Pink and Navy, while the Galaxy Z Flip 6 is also available in Silver Shadow, Yellow, Blue and Mint colour options

The Galaxy Z Fold 6, Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Buds 3 series will be available for pre-order starting July 10, with general availability starting July 24.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 will start at ₹1,64,999 for 12GB/256GB, the 12GB/512GB will cost ₹1,76,999 and the 12GB/1TB variant will sell for ₹2,00,999.

Galaxy Z Flip 6 begins at ₹1,09,999 for 12GB/256GB and the 12GB/512GB version at ₹1,21,999.

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