The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is coming in late July according to latest reports and there’s already a good amount of information about it, so we decided to organize it here.
Some things about the Galaxy Z Fold5 are a given at this point. It’s going to be a book-style foldable with two 120Hz-capable displays, a triple camera on the back, the best possible chipset inside, and IPX8 waterproofing.
Let’s start off with the design. The biggest complaint when it comes to the Galaxy Z Fold is the gap that’s left when you close the phone. Reports claim that Samsung is finally ready to fix this with a new hinge design that will close down flat.
The new gapless design is more or less confirmed at this point. And, the new hinge addresses the other complaint with the Galaxy Z Fold series (and most of its competitors) – the crease in the middle of the display. The new hinge mechanism will see the folding display form a droplet shape inside the hinge when folded, eliminating the need for a crease. We’ve already seen similar approaches with the Moto Razr and Oppo Find N series.
Body and displays
Those that are hoping for a more compact Galaxy Z Fold5 compared to the Z Fold4 are seemingly out of luck. Reports suggest that the new foldable will have very similar dimensions to the ongoing one.
Z Fold5 will measure 154.9 x 129.9 x 6.1mm in its unfolded state and 154.9 x 67.1 x 13.4 mm when folded. The upcoming device is said to weigh 254 grams which is 9 grams less than the Z Fold4.
Multiple reports peg the external display to retain the 6.2-inch diagonal as that of the Galaxy Z Fold4. Whether it will have the same tall and narrow aspect ratio remains to be seen.
There’s still no word on the specs of the inner display but there’s good reason to believe it will be a 7.6-inch panel as the current one.
The same cover screen
No S Pen slot
It’s very much certain that the Galaxy Z Fold5’s internal screen will support S Pen input, but the phone won’t have a built-in slot for the stylus. Fitting one would require a drastic redesign and the Fold5 is clearly shaping to be more of an evolutionary step.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 will use the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy as the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Last year, the S22 Ultra had an Exynos 2200 or a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, while the Galaxy Z Fold4 used the more efficient Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, it seems this year there won’t be a discrepancy in chipsets.
Samsung will most likely stick with the 50MP ISOCELL GN3 sensor from the Galaxy Z Fold4 as the main unit for the Galaxy Z Fold5.
That leaves room for speculation whether Samsung will make improvements on the two selfie cameras, the ultrawide, and the 3x zoom.