Nubia Flip 5G: Global launch date set for potentially affordable foldable smartphone

Nubia Flip 5G

Foldable smartphone fans can only hope Nubia is not playing a joke: the brand has announced that it now intends to unleash a "Better Flip for All" on the international market later in April 2024. The device has a 120Hz refresh rate for its Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5-style main display, but has much more mid-range internals for a (hopefully) reasonable starting price.

It is known as the ZTE Libero Flip in Japan; however, Nubia has now apparently confirmed that it will switch to its branding as the simple Flip 5G on its release to markets such as Europe.


The Nubia Flip 5G is powered by a sub-flagship Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC, offering a balance between performance and cost. This choice of chipset aims to keep the price competitive while providing sufficient power for everyday tasks and gaming.

Graphics Processor

Graphics processing is handled by an integrated GPU within the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC. While not at the level of flagship GPUs, it should still deliver decent performance for graphical tasks and casual gaming on the device's foldable display.


The main display of the Nubia Flip 5G features a 6.9-inch size and a high refresh rate of 120Hz, similar to premium devices like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5. This provides smooth and fluid visuals, enhancing the overall user experience.


The Nubia Flip 5G supports 5G connectivity, ensuring fast data speeds and low latency when accessing online content or streaming media. It also includes standard connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC for versatile connectivity.


For multitasking and smooth performance, the device comes with a generous amount of RAM, although the specific capacity is not mentioned in the provided details. This RAM capacity ensures that users can run multiple apps simultaneously without significant slowdowns.


Storage options for the Nubia Flip 5G are expected to include sufficient space for apps, media, and files. While exact details are not provided, users can likely expect options ranging from 128GB to 256GB, with the possibility of expandable storage via microSD cards.


The device features a unique round cover display/camera hump, which adds a distinctive aesthetic element to its design. Camera specifications such as megapixel counts, sensor types, and software features are not detailed but are expected to provide decent photography and video capabilities.


The exact dimensions of the Nubia Flip 5G are not specified, but being a foldable device, it likely offers a compact form factor when folded for easy portability, while providing a larger display area when unfolded for immersive content consumption.


The operating system powering the Nubia Flip 5G is likely to be Android, although specific version details are not mentioned. The device may come with Nubia's custom skin or UI enhancements to optimize the user experience on the foldable display.

Price and Other Features

Nubia aims to position the Flip 5G as an affordable yet feature-packed foldable smartphone. With a speculated price bracket similar to the Motorola Razr 2023 (~$500), it offers a compelling alternative to premium foldable devices. Additional features such as fast charging, a decent battery capacity, and a modern design contribute to its overall appeal.

Pros and Cons


  • Competitive pricing for a foldable smartphone.
  • High refresh rate display for smooth visuals.
  • Decent performance with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC.
  • 5G connectivity and modern features.


  • Specific RAM and camera details not provided.
  • Availability and market reception uncertain until launch.
  • Potential software optimizations needed for foldable experience.

If Nubia wants its intention to bring more competition to the global foldable smartphone space taken seriously, it has picked a strange day to announce its launch: April 1, 2024. However, presuming its new teaser is genuine, the Flip 5G will go live in 8 days, on April 9 at 13:00 CET.

In the meantime, Nubia claims that there is a chance to win the Flip 5G for free in exchange for a sign-up to its mailing list online.

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