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Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 5G certified by Bluetooth SIG

Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 5G appears to be nearing its debut after receiving certification from Bluetooth SIG (via SamMobile). Previous reports suggested that the phone could see the light of day on August 5 along with the Galaxy Note20 series and the Galaxy Fold2, with an expected release date on August 20.

In addition to an imminent debut, the Bluetooth SIG certification reveals a number of variants for the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, indicating its availability on major carriers in the U.S. The SM-F707B variant is said to be for AT&T, SM-F707U for T-Mobile, and the SM-F707U1 and SM-F707U_SPR variants for Sprint. In addition, another model, SM-F707W, is said to be slated for launch in Canada.

The certification by no means reveals anything about the handset's specs and features. That said, it is expected to retain the design and screen size of the LTE version, unveiled in February of this year. Spec-wise, recent rumors had it that the Galaxy Z Flip 5G may come with 256GB of internal storage and be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chipset. In contrast, the original version is powered by a Snapdragon 855+ SoC. In addition, it's rumored to pack a 3,200mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging. Samsung will likely reveal more about the device at its online-only Unpacked event in August.

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