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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: price, launch, features…

Latest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 news:

– It is practically confirmed that it will be presented on July 26, and could go on sale on August 11
– May cost more than the Galaxy Fold 4
– It could have a new “waterdrop” hinge design that allows the two halves to sit flush
– Otherwise, the design will be very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
– 50MP main telephoto, 12MP ultra wide-angle and 10MP telephoto with new sensors according to rumors
– Expected Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip with 12GB of RAM

Samsung has pretty much perfected its foldable phones in recent years, and the 2023 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 should be even better than its predecessor.

We hope to officially meet the foldout on July 26, so in two days we will see all the official information. Be that as it may, there are many leaks and rumors, which we have compiled below, including its possible price.

Of course, we’ll update this article as new news and new leaks or rumors pop up, so be sure to check back so you don’t miss any details.

let’s get to the point

  • What are we talking about? From Samsung’s upcoming fold-out book
  • When will it be on sale? Probably July 26, 2023
  • What price will it have? Minimum from €1,799

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: release date and price

  • It will be presented on July 26th.
  • It may go on sale on August 11th
  • It will probably cost as much or more than the Z Fold 4, launched at 1,799 euros

We now know that Samsung will announce the Galaxy Z Fold 5 on July 26, as the company has confirmed that it will hold its Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023 event that day.

Before this reveal, a release date rumor correctly pointed to that date, adding that the phone would go on sale on August 11th.

This is early days, as Samsung typically unveils its new foldable devices in August, but it makes sense, as we’ve previously heard that Samsung would start mass-producing the Galaxy Z Fold 5’s hinges nearly a month early.

Having said that, a leak from MySmartPrice hinted that while the phone will be announced in South Korea at the end of July, it will have a separate global launch event on August 11. However, we’re not convinced, as it would be unusual for Samsung to hold two such staggered events.

As for the price, we’ve heard that the phone could start from the same as its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which launched at 1,799 euros.

That said, another leak on the price of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 indicates a price of about 100 euros more than last year. That could mean a starting price of around €1,899.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 folded, in someone's hand
the Galaxy Z Fold 4 (Image credit: Future)

Be that as it may, although Samsung has not yet confirmed the price, in some countries it has opened reservations for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, along with bonuses and discounts in advance.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: design and display

  • It may have a new waterdrop zipper design
  • A brighter screen than before
  • The design could be similar to that of the Z Fold 4

To begin, let’s talk about colors: the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is said to be available in beige, black, light blue, dark blue, and platinum. I hope there is one that catches your eye if you are interested in this leaflet.

We’ve seen several unofficial renders showing us what the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 might look like, and it looks like it’s going to look a lot like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 above.

Images of an alleged phone case have also been leaked, showing the same design, meaning the main visual change could simply be that the camera flash will stay off the camera block this time around.

The design changes could be so small that some Samsung employees would describe the Z Fold 5 as “boring”.

That said, they have hinted that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will feature a “teardrop hinge”. This means that you can fold the phone in such a way that there is no visible gap between the two halves of its screen. In theory, this change should result in a more durable device and could reduce the crease size by 15%.

We’ve now seen actual photos that appear to show the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 closed, with actually little to no space between the two halves. A second set of photos from the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 (which you can see above) show the same thing, as well as showing the phone open as well.

This claim of a new hinge design was supported by a second source, who further added that Samsung will be able to maintain water resistance even with this hinge change.

Furthermore, the foldable could offer something more, and that is that according to another filter it will also have protection against dust, and they then specified that the Z Fold 5 will have an IP58 certification (something that the previous model which was IPX8 lacked).

Returning to the waterdrop fold issue, a third report added that the Z Fold 5 will only undergo 300,000 folding tests, while some rival phones (such as the Honor Magic Vs) will undergo 400,000 folding tests. It also suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be slightly thinner and lighter than the Z Fold 4, but won’t have any significant spec upgrades.

By adding data to that report, the leaker Ice Universe said the Fold 5 will weigh 254g. That means 9 grams lighter than its predecessor, while another leak claimed the Z Fold 5 will weigh 253g. Ice Universe also shared the purported dimensions of the folding book and said they will be 154.9 x 129.9 x 6.1 mm when the device is open and 154.9 mm x 67.1 x 13.4 mm when not open. It’s a bit smaller than measured by the Z Fold 4.

Again, these are all small details that need to be felt to truly appreciate. 9 grams is not a lot on paper, but we will have to hold it in hand to feel if it is something that is appreciated in practice.

We’ve also heard that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 will have a 6.2-inch display, just like its predecessor, and that the overall design will be the same. The same source possibly also said that the design will be the same.

As for the main screen, according to a source, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will have a brighter 7.6-inch main screen than its predecessor, as well as a 120Hz refresh rate on both screens and increased durability. On the other hand, we recently heard that the Z Fold 5’s display will offer the same 1,200-nit peak brightness as the Z Fold 4.

Finally, according to display analyst Ross Young, Z Fold 5 will be available in beige, black, and blue colors.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: cameras and battery

  • It is said to have triple cameras on the back, with a 50MP main sensor.
  • The under-screen camera could be improved

The same source also hinted that the phone will have a triple camera module with a 50MP main sensor. That’s exactly what the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has (the other two cameras are a 12MP ultra-wide-angle and a 10MP telephoto), so that could mean we won’t see many improvements in the new foldable’s cameras over its standard predecessor.

A second source again claimed the same, and a third specifically said it will feature a 50MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide angle, and a 10MP telephoto. However, he added that one or more of the sensors used will be new, which could mean we could still see a big improvement in photo quality.

We’ve heard about those megapixels again, but this time with the addition that the Z Fold 5 will have a 10MP camera on the outer display and a 4MP camera under the display, just like its predecessor.

That said, we’ve also heard that the Fold 5 will have an improved under-screen camera for selfies, and will be able to record video in up to 8K quality at 30fps.

As for the battery, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 could once again have a 4,400mAh battery with 25W charging, the latter supported by the certification listings seen by MyFixGuide.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: specifications and features

  • It will likely have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip and 12GB of RAM
  • It could come with up to 1TB of storage
  • Speakers and vibration motors could be improved

One of the first leaks about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 claimed that the foldable will be equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. This chip is the successor to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (which is what the Galaxy Z has Fold 4). Therefore, it is practically guaranteed that the Z Fold 5 will have Gen 2 (which is what the Galaxy S23 carries) or the “Plus” (+) version.

On the other hand, a report has suggested that the Fold 5 will be sold in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB variants, which are the same storage options that Samsung has chosen for the Z Fold 4.

A detailed spec leak reiterated many of the above details, but also added to what we’ve already heard, such as stating that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will have 12GB of RAM, updated speakers, and an improved vibration motor.

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