Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 pre-orders: best offers available in Australia

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 are officially ready to pre-order in Australia as of Thursday, 11 July 2024, with the devices officially releasing in just under three weeks on July 31. With so many different offers and inclusions available from Aussie telcos and retailers alike, we’ve neatly packaged them together below to help you find the right one for you.

In Australia the Samsung Galaxy Flip 6 starts at AU$1,799 for the 12GB/256GB model, but you can grab the 512GB model for AU$1,999 if you need a little more storage. 

If you’re looking to pick up the bigger and more powerful Galaxy Fold 6, prices start at AU$2,749, with the 512GB model priced at AU$2,949 and the 1TB model will set you back AU$3,299. 

Last year’s Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 launched at AU$1,649 and AU$1,849, while the three Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 models launched at AU$2,599, AU$2,799 and AU$3,149 respectively – so both phones are seeing considerable price increases at every level. 

Most retailers are offering gift-cards as their main pre-order bonus, so if you regularly shop at one of the retailers below, we’d recommend sticking with them for your pre-order. There are some attractive offers at the major telcos, however, including free gifts such as a Samsung tablet or Galaxy Watch.

For a more in-depth look at these new devices, you can catch early thoughts in our Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 reviews, or head on over to our minute-to-minute live blog of Samsung Unpacked to catch up on everything. If you just want our thoughts and the latest info on a new Samsung Galaxy product, you can do that here:

The Samsung Galaxy Ring isn’t available in Australia just yet. We’ll let you know when it is, but in the meantime you can tide yourself over by reading our Samsung Galaxy Ring review.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 pre-orders in Australia

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When do Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 pre-orders go live?

a photo of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6

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Going live immediately after the Samsung Unpacked event taking place in Paris on 11 July, you can pre-order the Galaxy Z Fold 6, Galaxy Z Flip 6, Galaxy Watch Ultra, Galaxy Watch7, Galaxy Buds 3 Pro and Galaxy Buds 3 right now, from the retailers and telcos listed above. 

What do we know about these devices?

Everything! After weeks of updating our latest news and rumours page for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6, we finally know all the details about both phones, with Samsung spilling all the beans at the Samsung Unpacked event in Paris last night. 

Somewhat predictably, AI is at the centre of everything in the new Galaxy Z series,, with Samsung promising that the next chapter of Galaxy AI will provide a more versatile and flexible form factor to enable a range of “unique mobile experiences”. 

“Samsung’s long history of innovation has allowed us to lead in the mobile space, creating the foldable form factor and ushering in the mobile AI era. Now, we are excited to bring these two complementary technologies together and unlock new possibilities for users around the world,”said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our foldables meet the unique needs of every user and now enhanced by the power of Galaxy AI, Samsung is delivering an experience like never before.”

So, that leads us to the next question. Other than more AI…

What’s new?

Samsung’s two newest foldables feature the same processor – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. If it sounds familiar, it’s the same excellent processor that powers the Galaxy S24 series, so you can expect the same super snappy performance with both devices across its suite of apps – including those utilising AI. 

The Samsung Galaxy Fold 6 is considerably lighter and thinner than the Fold 5, with a squared-off design. It’s brighter, too, with a 2,600nit display and 120Hz refresh rate. Camera-wise, not too much has changed, with a 50MP main wide and 10MP 3x optical zoom camera, but there is an upgraded 12MP ultrawide and sensor will supposedly help in low-light situations.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 design remains largely unchanged, other than a few aesthetic additions to the camera housing. The screen size and form factor remain unchanged from its predecessor, but the brightness is much-improved, with a maximum of 2,600 nits. The biggest upgrade comes to the camera, with a fresh new 50MP main camera compared to the 12MP resolution of the Flip 5. 

Software is where the real change is, through. Which is where the AI integration comes in. Featuring in basically every area of the phone – photography, image and video editing and translation, depending on your use-case, its uses range from gimmicky fun to must-have functionality. 

Enough with the spiel though… here’s how the specs of both phones compare. 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 vs Galaxy Z Flip 6: Specifications
Header Cell – Column 0 Galaxy Z Fold 6 Galaxy Z Flip 6
Main Display 7.6-inch QXGA+* Dynamic AMOLED 2X, (2160 x 1856, 20.9:18), 374ppi, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate 6.7-inch FHD+* Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz Adaptive refresh rate, (2640 x 1080, 22:9)
Cover Screen 6.3-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, (2376 x 968, 22.1:9), 410ppi, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate 3.4-inch Super AMOLED 60Hz Display, 720 x 748, 306 PPI
Dimensions Folded: 68.1 x 153.5 x 12.1mm / Unfolded: 132.6 x 153.5 x 5.6mm Folded: 71.9 x 85.1 x 14.9mm / Unfolded: 71.9 x 165.1 x 6.9mm
Weight 239g 187g
Camera(s) Cover Camera: 10MP Selfie / Under Display Camera: 4MP Camera / Rear Triple Camera: 12MP Ultra-wide, 50MP Wide-angle, 10MP Telephoto Front Camera: 10MP Selfie / Rear Dual Camera: 50MP Wide-angle, 12MP Ultra-wide
OS Android 14 One UI 6.1.1 Android 14 One UI 6.1.1
Chip Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform for Galaxy Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform for Galaxy
Storage 12GB / 256GB, 12GB / 512GB, 12GB / 1TB 12GB / 256GB, 12GB / 512GB
Battery 4,400mAh dual battery 4,000mAh dual battery
Charging Wired Charging: Up to 50% charge in around 30min w/ 25W adapter and 3A USB-C cable / Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 / Wireless Powershare Wired Charging: Up to 50% charge in around 30min w/ 25W adapter and 3A USB-C cable / Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 / Wireless Powershare
Water Resistance IPX8 IPX8
Colours Silver Shadow, Pink, Navy + Samsung Exclusive: Crafted Black, White Silver Shadow, Yellow, Blue, Mint + Samsung Exclusive: Crafted Black, White, Peach

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