Awesome! Ahead of launch, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5 design details revealed

Information from Roh, Samsung's president and head of mobile, has revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 could get thinner. The report comes just a week before the Samsung Unpacked event, expected to launch these smartphones.

| Updated on: Jul 19 2023, 10:19 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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Samsung's upcoming releases, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 are expected to feature a redesigned hinge reducing overall weight. (Unsplash)

On July 26, Samsung will host its Unpacked event. In just a week's time, the Samsung event will take place in Seoul, South Korea, which is also its home turf, for the first time. It is widely expected that Samsung will unveil its Galaxy Flip 5 and Galaxy Fold 5 at the event, following its established six-month flagship release schedule.

Are you eager to know about Samsung foldable phones? Well, Samsung has confirmed the features of Galaxy Flip 5 and Fold 5 recently. A recent blog post by TM Roh, the head of Samsung's mobile division, confirmed that the company's foldable smartphones this year may get a slimmer design. Emphasizing the company's commitment to essential and intuitive design, he highlighted that a special focus was put top ensure lighter and thinner smartphones were manufactured. This has been a long sticking point for the Samsung foldables, and the company appear to finally be addressing that.

Samsung foldables get slimmer

Roh stated in the blog "We've innovated to make our latest foldables slimmer and lighter than our previous generations" in an apparent reference to the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5.

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Roh's blog post also hinted at the possibility of additional products being unveiled, mentioning the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Wearables, which are designed to work harmoniously in an ecosystem, offering a powerful connected experience that seamlessly extends users' needs and personalities.

Roh further added, “We've raised the standards for foldable smartphone ergonomics. A difference of millimeter in a device's thickness may not sound like a big change, but every gram and millimeter in a foldable device requires an engineering breakthrough. It demands craftsmanship with passion. When done well, the benefit to users is huge. That's why we've innovated to make our latest foldables slimmer and lighter than our previous generations.”

Samsung's upcoming releases, during the Samsung Unpacked Event, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5, are expected to feature a redesigned hinge, eliminating the "hinge gap" seen in previous models and reducing overall weight. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is anticipated to be only slightly heavier than the Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Customers can now make reservations for the new lineup and, for the first time ever, receive a $50 credit towards the cost of the device when reserving their spot in line, as reported by 9to5Google.

Samsung often tends to tease the fans ahead of the launch to generate excitement and this little 'leak' by Roh is likely a part of it. To know what else these Samsung foldables feature, we will have to wait till the official launch.

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First Published Date: 19 Jul, 09:57 IST
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