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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: S Pen slot and new chip

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is the upcoming fifth generation of Samsung’s foldable smartphone series. The device is expected to launch in Summer 2023 and is rumored to boast a number of new features and improvements over its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold4. According to a new report, this includes a holder for the Samsung S-Pen integrated into the case. Apart from that, there should also be upgrades in terms of performance, camera and other details.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 renders

According to the report, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 will get a holder for Samsung’s regular S Pen stylus. So far, Samsung has yet to prove that the productivity gains touted are actually possible on its flagship foldable. The integration of a stylus into the device could be a first step in this direction.

Galaxy Z Fold 5: S Pen slot might add weight

At the same time, this could increase the overall thickness and weight of the Z Fold5. The last leak on the subject also brought a higher weight of 275 grams and a height of 6.5 mm into play for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 when opened. The report also noted that an as yet unreleased chipset called the Snapdragon 985 5G is at the helm. This could be the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2, which will be presented around two months before the Fold5 premieres. The same thing also happened with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and its Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chip.

Apart from that, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 got various new functions compared to the predecessor Galaxy Z Fold 3. One of the most notable updates was the larger 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. This made the folding display operate smoother and more responsive when scrolling through apps or playing games. The device also features a layer of ultra-thin glass for added durability and a more seamless folding experience.

Another standout feature of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 was its improved hinge design. The device has a flex mode where apps switch to a different layout. For example, in Flex mode, the camera uses the top half as a viewfinder and the bottom half as a control panel. The feature is particularly helpful for selfies and video recordings and we really liked it in our Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 test.

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Achim Maier

Achim Maier

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