Samsung’s upcoming flagship foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 5, has surfaced in what appears to be its first official image, shared by MySmartPrice (via SamMobile).
While a comprehensive unveiling is expected during Samsung’s upcoming Unpacked event in Korea, this leaked image provides some insights into the Z Fold 5’s potential to compete with Google’s Pixel Fold and the multitude of other flexible mobile devices making waves this summer.
Rumors have circulated about a hinge design resembling a “water drop” that could minimize the visibility of a screen crease when unfolded, while also allowing the phone to close almost completely flat, maintaining the same durability as its predecessor.
The image suggests that the closed Z Fold 5 exhibits a narrower gap compared to last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 (although Samsung Display has already showcased a prototype featuring an ultra-slim hinge capable of folding both inward and outward, offering a glimpse into future possibilities).
Another minor but noticeable alteration is the relocation of the camera flash from the camera bump on the rear, accompanied by a slightly slimmer screen bezel.
The specifications include unchanged screen sizes, featuring a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display on the outer cover and a 7.6-inch QHD+ display on the inside. It is expected to house the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC found in the Galaxy S23 phones, along with a 4,400mAh battery supporting 45W fast charging and 25W wireless charging.
The camera setup comprises a triple rear camera system. It comes with a 50MP primary camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera, along with 12MP front-facing cameras usable in both open and closed configurations.
For those who envision a versatile phone-tablet hybrid ideal for multitasking, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 undoubtedly holds great promise. However, unlike previous foldable phones from Samsung, this device will face tough competition, including the anticipated Z Flip 5, the Pixel Fold, and even Motorola’s forthcoming Razr.
Source: The Verge