Two months ago, Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip5 at their Unpacked Event in Seoul, and they launched it in a big way with eight colours and incredible Flipsuit Case designs, with matching screensavers as well, all to herald the arrival of their latest foldable smartphone. And if there’s one thing we learnt, it’s that the Galaxy Z Flip5 is made to be a statement.
Designed to be compact and fun, whether in your hand, selfie-ready on a table, or clipped to your jeans, there’s definitely a stylish factor to Samsung’s device, even as it’s loaded with their latest technology. Most notably, the most major upgrades come in the form of a larger 3.4″ Cover Screen (called the Flex Window), and a sleeker zero hinge gap design that see the panels flush against each other when closed.
What we’re just as excited about though, is choice. Instead of the usual limited black or white options, Samsung has given us an entire range of eight colours to pick from, including yellow, blue, mint and lavender. Since we’re in the era of digital technology taking over over our lives — “phone is life” and all that — it only makes sense that our smartphones double up as a form of self-expression. To embrace this, we’ve put together a series that features all eight colours and their close-ups, along with how they might suit your personality or lifestyle.
We know, we did say it’s all about colour here, but we have to start off this series with a blank canvas, one that’s an ultra-sleek looker. In a muted shade of Cream, this Galaxy Z Flip5 ought to appeal to the refined eye of the minimalist, the ones who believe less is more rather than a lack, advocates of simplicity. The definition of “quiet luxury”, this phone is the perfect accessory for a capsule wardrobe where every quality piece counts.
Butter up to this! In sunny Yellow, the Galaxy Z Flip5 is quite literally a pocketful of sunshine, perfect for those whose personalities radiate warmth and positivity. Those who gravitate towards this shade will likely have lots of vibrant colours in their standout wardrobe too, so even if this is one of the brighter shades of the bunch, it’s bound to match both your equally-cheery wardrobe and disposition.
The calming Blue seen here speaks to the soul, the way the world stands still when you’re looking at ocean waves lapping on the shore, or the quiet moment when you’re writing in your gratitude journal. Blue may feel like a “safe” choice, but we’d say that it’s often related to reliability and loyalty too; if these are traits you value, then it’s only natural to be drawn to this serene hue.
If lavender’s your pick, we’d wager that you once had, or still have, a “purple” phase where all your accessories were (are) purple. And there’s nothing wrong with that! The colour is as invigorating as it is soothing, and in Samsung’s case, they’ve opted for the lighter end of the spectrum, a sweet Lavender that’s at once romantic, intuitive, subtly bold, and creative. It’s the colour of contradictions, and the people who love it aren’t afraid to wear their heart on their sleeves — or perhaps, their phones clipped to their pockets.
Looking very much like a fresh batch of chocolate mint ice-cream, this crisp shade of pastel Mint signals a sense of adventure, and might appeal to those who’re always open to change and newness in their lives. Confident in who they are and keen on expressing themselves in more ways than one, picking up the Galaxy Z Flip5 in this plucky hue is surely an ode to their love for all things atypical.
On the other end of the spectrum, is Green. More a low-key pine green compared to zesty mint, lovers of this hue are probably nature lovers as well, down-to-earth do-gooders who naturally give off that unpretentious, generous wholesomeness. If you’re someone who’s just as centred, a friend to all living things, and are particularly keen on nature hikes, this might just be for you.
Gray 📷 🏢🪨
Gray is one of those underrated colours that’s often labelled drab, but we think otherwise. In fact, Gray is for the discerning, a neutral, sophisticated, no-fuss shade that’s just off-centre to be effortlessly cool. This might speak to someone who’s clear on what they like — and dislike — a quietly confident individual who’s unfazed by most things in life, someone who’d feel oddly connected to the raw beauty of brutalist architecture.
Graphite, or black, might appeal to the minimalist just as much as cream does, but we’re talking dark side vibes here. These are successful, independent individuals who’ve curated their wardrobes, and lives, down to a handful of things they love. Just like the versatility of Graphite, they’re also highly-adaptable in all circumstances and situations, and as timeless and elegant as their chosen shade.
THE GALAXY Z FLIP5 IN MINT, CREAM, GRAPHITE AND LAVENDER IS PRICED at $1,498 (256GB MEMORY) and $1,678 (512gb memory).
ONLINE-EXCLUSIVE COLOURS, include GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW AND GRaY, available AT SAMSUNG.COM.
All photos, captured on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.