Ahead of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 5 roll out, check notable foldable launches in 2023

The foldable smartphone market has been marked by several new launches in 2023. So, ahead of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 launches, have a look at the foldable phones already launched in 2023.

| Updated on: Jul 17 2023, 19:55 IST
From Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 to Galaxy Tab S9: Know the expected launches at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023
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1/5 Samsung is gearing up for the launch of the “next generation of its foldable series”, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5. It could launch other products such as tablets and watches too. (Samsung)
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2/5 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 - Samsung’s top-end foldable smartphone is expected to get the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 which could give it a performance boost while also increasing the efficiency. Reports claim that it will maintain the same form factor as its predecessor but have a lighter and thinner design with a new hinge. It could also get a price decrease and undercut the Pixel Fold. (Representative Image) (Unsplash)
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3/5 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 - The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 could also see the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 powering the smartphone, and it could benefit from a major redesign on the outside. According to reports, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 could get a giant 3.5-inch display on the outside which is nearly double the 1.9-inch cover display on its predecessor. It could also get the new hinge that is being developed for the Galaxy Z Fold 5. (Unsplash)
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4/5 Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 - While there is no confirmation about the Galaxy Watch 6, Samsung could unveil it like last year, at its Galaxy Unpacked 2023 event. According to reports, the Galaxy Watch 6 could feature curved glass and improved battery life. Samsung could add blood glucose monitoring to its smartwatches. (Representative Image) (Unsplash)
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5/5 Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 - Samsung could also launch 3 tablets as part of its Tab S9 lineup that includes a standard version, a Plus version, and a top-end version, as per a WinFuture report. It could get Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 under the hood along with OLED displays, The Tab S9 series could be identical to its predecessor but feature improved cameras taken from the Galaxy S23 series. (Representative Image) (Samsung)
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Ahead of the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, check out the top Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 competitors. (Shaurya Tomer / HT Tech)

Samsung is preparing for the Galaxy Unpacked 2023 event that will take place on July 26 in Seoul, South Korea. Two Samsung foldables are expected to be launched during the event - Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5. However, in 2023, we have already seen many foldable smartphone launches. So, ahead of the Galaxy Unpacked 2023 event, check out these new foldables - Motorola Razr 40, Google Pixel Fold, and Oppo Find N2 Flip. These are the fierce rivals that Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be facing in the market.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 competitors

Motorola Razr 40 series

Motorola has launched two new flip phones earlier this month - Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra. The standard model features a 6.9-inch full-HD+ foldable pOLED panel with a 144Hz rate along with a 1.5-inch cover display. While the Ultra version gets a larger cover display of 3.6 inches. The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra has been launched at a price of Rs. 89999, while the Motorola Razr 40 comes at a starting price of Rs. 59999.

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Google Pixel Fold

The first foldable smartphone by Google -- Pixel Fold was officially launched during the Google I/O 2023 event. The Google Pixel Fold boasts a 7.6-inch display when unfolded and when folded, it transforms into a 5.8-inch phone. Powered by the latest Tensor G2 chip, the Google Pixel Fold features a triple camera setup at the rear - 48MP+10.8MP+10.8MP. The Google Pixel Fold starts at $1799, however, it is not available in India yet.

Oppo Find N2 Flip

The Oppo Find N2 Flip gets a 6.8-inch E6 AMOLED display and a 3.26-inch cover screen. For photography, it gets the 50MP Sony IMX890 primary sensor along with an 8MP ultra-wide Sony IMX355 rear snapper and packs a 32MP Sony IMX709 front shooter. The smartphone runs the 5G-enabled MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ chipset. It comes at a price of Rs. 89999.

Tecno Phantom V Fold

It boasts a 6.42-inch FHD+ AMOLED display on the outside. However, when unfolded, the Tecno Phantom V Fold features a larger 7.85-inch 2K+ main display with a 120Hz LTPO panel. It is powered by a 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ 5G chipset and runs on HiOS 10 based on Android 13 out of the box. In optics, the Tecno Phantom V Fold features a 50MP coupled with a 50MP telephoto and a 13MP wide-angle camera at the back. It has been launched at a starting price of Rs. 88888.


What exactly the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 will bring to the table is not known yet, but they will certainly run into some of the toughest competitors around.

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First Published Date: 17 Jul, 19:20 IST
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