Galaxy Z Fold 5: Summary of the latest leaked information

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Galaxy Z Fold 5: Summary of the latest leaked information

Galaxy Z Fold is a foldable phone line that is usually released by Samsung in the early fall. This year, the generation that was released is the Galaxy Z Fold 5 (also called Galaxy Fold 5), a product that is said to be the top-end premium after only the Galaxy S23 Ultra. The device is continuously improved by Samsung in both hardware and software to better meet the needs of users. 

The following Cafex.biz will summarize the most recent rumors about the Galaxy Z Fold 5.

1. Release Date of Galaxy Z Fold 5

When looking at the launch time of the previous Galaxy Z Folds, it can be assumed that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be launched by the Korean giant around mid to late August. The fact that the launch of Galaxy Z Fold 5 has high positivity. Although the company is facing a chip shortage, that still does not affect Samsung's plans.

2. Features and Specifications of Galaxy Z Fold 5 

Size

The Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be taller than its predecessor. Specifically, the product size will be 158.5 x 128.5 x 6.5mm when opened. 158.5 x 67.5 x 14.5 when folded. 

Weight

The device is said to have a 7.6-inch widescreen display. And it weighs about 275g. In addition, the phone is said to be IP68 certified and can be water and dust resistant.

Innovation Design

Samsung has also confirmed the new hinge design with The Verge. The company even shared some images of a new prototype screen called Flex In & Out that can be folded in and out. 

Specifically, the screen design of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be improved. Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be equipped with a less wrinkled screen with a waterdrop hinge that is similar to Google's Pixel Fold products released recently. 

This can ensure that the two sides of the screen are close to each other when folded. As a result, the device will look much more compact than the Galaxy Z Fold 4. If that's the case, then this is definitely a design with great innovation for Samsung's folding product line.

This year, Google is entering the folding phone area with the Pixel Fold product. Therefore, many experts predict that Samsung will invest heavily in Galaxy Z Fold 5 to be able to compete directly with their formidable competitors. For example, the company may equip the device with a scrolling feature like on Samsung Display. However, it is too early to confirm this at the moment.

Color Options

Analyst Ross Young announced on April 5 that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will have 3 color options including: beige, black, and light blue. However, this is not the final quantity, Samsung may add some other color options.

Galaxy Z Fold 5 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Chipset

If the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip, it is likely that the successor will be equipped with the latest Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2 chip. Meanwhile, leaker Yogesh Brar has stated that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will have the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset as the Galaxy S23 series.

Specifically, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip brings 25% faster performance and can reach 45% more efficiency than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Besides, this processor also supports the Unreal Engine 5 Metahumans Framework, giving it the ability to save power up to 40%. Thanks to that, users can enjoy the game all day without worrying about running out of battery midway through.

The Improved Camera System on Galaxy Fold 5

According to the expert who provided the leaked rumor, Ice Universe, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will continue to keep the same main camera design as its predecessor and will not be equipped with the 200 MP sensor like in the Galaxy S23 Ultra. 

It is known that the size and thickness of this sensor module are not suitable for the Galaxy Fold 5. At the same time, the cost of the sensor is also an important factor that made Samsung decide not to use this high-end lens.

Similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 4, the upcoming rookie will be equipped with an ISOCELL GN3 sensor with a resolution of 50 megapixels, accompanied by advanced features such as Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS optical image stabilization. 

Although the sensor has a rather modest resolution, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 still promises to produce sharp and vivid photos thanks to Samsung's photo-refining technologies.

Galaxy Z Fold 5's Upgraded Battery and Charging Technology 

In Galaxy Z Fold 5, Samsung will be equipped with a 4500 mAh battery, a capacity quite familiar on its smartphone lines. Although there is nothing outstanding about battery life, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is quite appreciated when it comes to having a large battery, but the design is still thin and light. 

At the same time, the high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset will also support power savings for the device. With this battery capacity, users can use the Galaxy Z Fold 5 all day to study, work, or play. In addition, the device is also equipped with fast charging technology, which saves time for users.

3. Summary of All Other Rumors about Galaxy Z Fold 5

Galaxy Z Fold 5 with a Removable Battery by Samsung

Samsung is continuing to work on the design of future devices to make battery replacement easier. It is known that the Galaxy S23 models have been simplified with the addition of pull bars, allowing for more convenient battery removal.  Therefore, it is likely that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will also be designed by Samsung with a battery that can be easily removed for replacement.

According to information from the document of the Korean regulatory agency - Safety Korea, the photo of the battery on the Galaxy Z Fold 5 has a pull tab for disassembly and replacement.  If the phone's battery is removable, users can immediately replace the battery if it is damaged or has a battery condition. As a result, the life of the smartphone will be significantly extended.

The Launch Event of Galaxy Z Fold 5 May Be Held Sooner

According to some sources, this year Samsung may hold the Galaxy Unpacked event in July, instead of August as usual. More specifically, rumors say Samsung will consider holding the event from July 25 to 27.

It is expected that Samsung will introduce devices that are the folding phone duo Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Watch 6 smartwatch. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 will have a similar appearance to its predecessor, but the screen part will be improved to show fewer wrinkles. And the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will have a larger secondary screen and an advanced water drop hinge.

Compare Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 4

According to Ice Universe, a well-known rumor leaker, recently shared on Twitter about the alleged size parameters of the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5. Through those numbers, we can conclude that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be shorter and narrower when opened than the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Readers can see detailed measurements in the comparison table below:

Specifications Galaxy Z Fold 5 Galaxy Z Fold 4
Length 154,9 mm 155,1 mm
Width 129,9 mm 130,1 mm
Thickness 6,1 mm 6,3 mm
Width when folded 67,1 mm 67,1 mm
Thickness when folded 13,4 mm 14,2 mm
Weight 256g 263g

If all of the above parameters are correct, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will not look too different from its predecessor, except for the fact that it can be folded closer. The size has not changed much, which means that the screen resolution or battery capacity will remain the same. However, upgrading to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip will be the most notable and anticipated feature of the device.

How Much Does The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 Cost?

Both the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and 4 are priced at $1,799. Many people think that this price is too expensive. And hopefully, the latest folding device will have a lighter price tag. Especially in the global economic downturn. So a high price will confuse many users. Until now, not much is known about the price of the Galaxy Z Fold 5. But hopefully, Samsung will sell the device at a more accessible price point.

Leaked Case of Galaxy Z Fold 5: Revealed Minimalist Design 

Recently, a series of transparent cases for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 have been leaked and shared widely on social networking sites. The position of the LED flash is moved from the camera cluster to the side. 

Galaxy Z Fold 5 with Dust Resistance

Recent rumors suggest that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will likely be the first smartphone equipped with dust resistance. This is considered a higher-level reform than previous generations. 

It is known that the predecessor Galaxy Z Fold folding smartphone only achieved an IPX8 rating with water resistance for more than 30 minutes at a minimum depth of 1 meter. However, the upcoming smartphone model, the Galaxy Z Fold 5, will likely be equipped with additional dust resistance with an IP58 rating.

A well-known tipter says that Samsung is making this huge innovation for this shutter phone. If this is true, then the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will probably become the most durable phone in 2023. However, all of these are just speculations that have not yet been confirmed.

Galaxy Z Fold 5 May Launch with OneUI 5.1.1

Recently, rumors have surfaced that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 folding phone model will be equipped with the One UI 5.1.1 interface based on Android 13 as soon as it is launched. Accordingly, Samsung will allow the release of beta testing for the new version (5.0.01.02) of the Nice Catch application. Through Daniel Scuteri, this application will refer to the update of the One UI 5.1.1 interface as soon as it is installed.

This theme will only be updated for Galaxy phones that are compatible with Good Lock. That means the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will likely be the first smartphone to feature this latest One UI 5.1.1 user interface. However, there is still no information about this new user interface. Samsung fans have suggested that One UI 5.1.1 can bring some small improvements to optimize and correct minor errors on the device, similar to the One UI 4.1.1 interface.

Galaxy Z Fold 5's Official Poster 

Recently, the technology site MySmartPrice suddenly published the first official leaked image of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 phone model. The marketing image of this smartphone appeared to implicitly confirm the design of the device. Based on this leaked image, it can be seen that the official design of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is quite similar to the images you have seen in the leaked concepts.

Accordingly, this folding screen flagship will have new changes in design, including a more beautiful camera cut, a new hinge design that reduces the distance between the gaps, and the flash that has been removed from the rear camera cluster.

A small change that is easily noticeable in this leaked image is that the device will have a slightly thinner screen border than its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold 4. It is known that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be equipped with a folding screen. 7.6-inch QHD+ and 6.2-inch Full HD+ external displays

In particular, this model is also integrated with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. In addition, an S Pen is also featured in this official photo. However, Samsung still won't ship the S Pen with the device, which users will need to purchase separately. As can be seen, the new changes appearing on the Galaxy Z Fold 5 promise to help the device surpass other competitors in the folding smartphone segment.