If you want to know the features, price and release date of Samsung’s new folding smartphones, then you are at the right place. There have been many rumors about them and it will interest you to know that their availability is scheduled for late July, their release being two months earlier than previous generations. Similarly, we are going to delve into two models.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: A unique hinge
The design of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is one of the highlights of the leaks so far. The company is planning to use a teardrop hinge to ensure the screen folds evenly and has less wrinkles. Also, the leaked image of the display prototype codenamed Flex In & Out suggests that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 can fold in and out. If this becomes a reality, it will be a big change in the design of Samsung’s folding phone.
In terms of specifications, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is expected to use the new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2. The inner screen of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is also expected to be 7.6-inch while the outer screen is 6.2-inch. Another feature that has come to the fore is the IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. However, there is some confusion regarding the size of the phone as reports differ on its measurements.
Camera is another aspect that has generated a lot of interest in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5. Two different sets of camera specs have leaked, with one report suggesting a 108MP main sensor, a 64MP 2x telephoto lens, and a larger one. 12MP wide angle. Another report suggests that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will feature a 50MP main lens, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 10MP telephoto camera. In any case, the phone is expected to deliver a high-quality photography experience.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: a better external display
One of the most important changes in the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is the new hinge that the brand has developed to reduce the crease in the middle of the screen. The teardrop hinge is said to be similar to the Oppo Find N2 Flip and Motorola Razr (2022), ensuring that wrinkles are kept to a minimum. Also, both sides of the folding screen will be able to close on top of each other without leaving a gap in between.
Another key change is the larger external display, according to display analyst Ross Young. The display on last year’s model has a 1.9-inch screen, while the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is expected to have a 3.8-inch screen, which will allow additional features and controls to be added.
According to leaker Yogesh Brar, going by the technical specifications, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will feature a Snapdragon chipset, most likely the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The phone is also expected to have 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options, with the higher capacity variant likely to use the new UFS 4.0 specification with faster read and write speeds.
The photographic configuration of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 will feature a dual rear lens system, consisting of a 12 MP main camera and a 12 MP ultra-wide angle lens. Although no major improvement in image quality is expected, it is possible that the phone will come with new sensors that can improve the quality of photos and videos.
Price and Availability
According to a South Korean media report, the launch date of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 has been set for July 26, 2023. The Galaxy Unpacked event will thus far be two months earlier than the launch of previous models, so there won’t be much left to appreciate about them for the first time.
The pricing of the two Samsung folding phones is still unknown, but there should not be an extreme difference due to the economic situation the society is experiencing. That’s why it’s likely to keep the prices, with the Galaxy Z Flip 5 starting at 1,098.99 euros and the Galaxy Z Fold 5 starting at 1,799 euros in their respective base versions.