Galaxy Z Fold 6 vs. Z Flip 6: Comparing Specs on Samsung’s Latest Foldables

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Samsung unveiled the latest versions of its foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6, during its Unpacked event on Wednesday. While the devices share many of the same features, there are some differences between their cameras, displays and, most notably, prices. Here’s how the folding phones compare.

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Ultimately, the two foldables are different in approach: The book-style Z Fold 6 has a cover display you use like a traditional smartphone, while the inner display unfolds for a near-tablet-size screen to use for productivity and gaming. The clamshell Z Flip 6, on the other hand, works like a traditional smartphone when it’s unfolded but when closed up has half the footprint, making it small enough to fit in your pocket or bag.  

One of the biggest differences between the two, of course, is in display size. While closed, the Z Fold 6’s AMOLED cover display is 6.3 inches with a 1-120Hz variable refresh rate, while the Z Flip 6’s outer AMOLED display is 3.4 inches with a 60Hz refresh rate. Once open, the Z Fold 6’s internal display measures 7.6 inches, while the Z Flip 6’s is 6.7 inches. Both internal AMOLED displays have a 1-120Hz refresh rate.

When it comes to rear cameras, the Z Fold 6 has a 50-megapixel wide, 12-megapixel ultrawide and 10-megapixel 3x telephoto camera. The Z Flip 6 has a 50-megapixel wide and 12-megapixel ultrawide camera. Meanwhile, the Z Fold 6 has a 4-megapixel inner under-display selfie camera, and a 10-megapixel selfie camera on the cover. The Z Flip 6 has a 10-megapixel front-facing camera.

Both phones are powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. They each come with 12GB RAM and 256GB or 512GB of internal storage, while the Z Fold 6 also comes in a 1TB option. Neither have expandable storage.

Both phones run Android 14 out of the box, and Samsung promises seven years of software and security updates. The Z Fold 6 has a 4,400-mAh battery, and the Z Flip 6 has a 4,000-mAh battery. The two devices feature 25-watt USB-C charging, as well as the ability to recharge wirelessly. You won’t find a headphone jack on either device. 

Price may be one of the biggest deciding factors when choosing between the two. The Galaxy Z Fold 6 starts at $1,900, while the Z Flip 6 starts at $1,100. But one thing both devices have in common is they cost $100 more than their predecessors. They’re available to preorder in the US now, and will become available July 24.

For more on how the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 compare, check out our spec sheet below.

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Galaxy Z Fold 6 vs. Z Flip 6

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6
Cover display size, tech, resolution, refresh rate 6.3-inch AMOLED; 2,376×968 pixels; 1-120Hz variable refresh rate 3.4-inch AMOLED; 720×748 pixels; 60Hz refresh rate
Internal display size, tech, resolution, refresh rate 7.6-inch AMOLED; 2,160×1,856 pixels;1-120Hz variable refresh rate 6.7-inch AMOLED; 2,640×1,080 pixels; 1-120Hz refresh rate
Pixel density Cover: 410 ppi; Internal: 374 ppi Cover: 306 ppi; Internal: 425 ppi
Dimensions (inches) Open: 6.04×5.21x 0.22 inches; Closed: 6.04×2.68×0.48 inches Closed: 6.5×2.83×0.27 inches; Folded: 3.35×2.83×0.59 inches
Dimensions (millimeters) Open: 153.5×132.5 x 5.6mm; Closed: 153.5×68.1×12.1mm Open: 165.1×71.9×6.9mm; Closed: 85.1×71.9×14.9mm
Weight (grams, ounces) 239g (8.43 ounces) 187g (6.6 ounces)
Mobile software Android 14 Android 14
Camera 50-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide), 10-megapixel (3x telephoto) 50-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)
Front-facing camera 4-megapixel (inner under-display selfie); 10-megapixel (cover selfie) 10-megapixel
Video capture TBD TBD
Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
RAM/storage 12GB + 256GB, 512GB, 1TB 12GB + 256GB, 512GB
Expandable storage None None
Battery 4,400 mAh 4,000 mAh
Fingerprint sensor Side Side
Connector USB-C USB-C
Headphone jack None None
Special features IP48 rating, 25W wired charging, wireless charging plus powershare, 3x optical zoom (up to 10x digital and 30x Space Zoom with AI Super Resolution tech) IP48 rating, 25W wired charging, wireless charging plus powershare, 3x optical zoom (up to 10x digital and 30x Space Zoom with AI Super Resolution tech)
US price starts at $1,900 (256GB) $1,100 (256GB)

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