Rumors surrounding the Galaxy Z Fold 5 highlight crucial improvements

Rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 hint at a slimmer, lighter design, potentially appealing to users seeking improved portability.

| Updated on: Jul 22 2023, 20:23 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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Rumors surrounding the Galaxy Z Fold 5 focus on a slimmer design and lighter build. (Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is anticipated to be unveiled at Samsung Unpacked on July 26, with several rumors and leaks circulating about its features. One of the prominent rumors center on the device's potential to be significantly thinner and lighter compared to its predecessor.

Waterdrop-Style Hinge and Full Flat Display

Reports suggest that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 may incorporate a water drop-style hinge, allowing the display to fold entirely flat when closed, unlike the previous Galaxy Z Fold 4, which had a noticeable gap. This design enhancement has piqued interest among potential users.

A particular area of focus revolves around the device's slimness and weight. According to Samsung Mobile head TM Roh's recent teasing, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is expected to be slimmer and lighter than the current model. This prospect is particularly appealing to those who find bulkier devices cumbersome to carry around throughout the day.

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Specifically, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is rumored to weigh approximately 8.9 ounces, which would make it more than an ounce lighter than its main competitor, the Google Pixel Fold. Additionally, the device is expected to measure around 0.53 inches when closed, compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 4's dimensions ranging from 0.55 to 0.62 inches. This potential reduction in thickness could make a notable difference in terms of portability and pocket-friendliness.

Addressing User Concerns

For individuals who have contemplated switching to foldable phones in the past, concerns about their size and weight have been a decisive factor. Although foldables offer exciting multitasking capabilities, some users hesitate to adopt them due to their heft and dimensions, even if they could serve as a substitute for pads and laptops in certain situations.

As the rumored features of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 highlight potential improvements in terms of size and weight, these aspects may sway users who have previously been hesitant to embrace foldable devices. However, it's essential to wait for official confirmation from Samsung at the upcoming event to validate these rumors and learn more about the device's overall capabilities.

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First Published Date: 22 Jul, 20:23 IST
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