There have been several reports that Samsung will unveil its new foldables later this year, probably in late July or early August. This is not surprising at first and corresponds to the Koreans’ annual product cycle. So far, however, no source has given an exact date, which is changing today. According to South Korean website Chosun Media, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 are coming on July 26th. Open sales start on August 11th.
Chosun Media also believes that Samsung will hold the Unpacked event to unveil the new foldables in Seoul, South Korea this year. So far we tipped an event in the largest market, the USA. In addition, the source also gave a reason for the rush, citing an industry insider. Samsung pushed the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 forward due to the sluggish development of Samsung’s semiconductor business. The mobile communications division of the Korean conglomerate is now to step into the breach and cushion sales gaps.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is said to come onto the market with slightly different dimensions. Just like with the Z Flip5, it is powered by the currently fastest Android chipset, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. As every year, there will be new color options, and a new main camera is also under discussion. For the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 the new cover display has been the number one topic of conversation for months.
If the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 launch earlier than usual, there will also be more gap to the Apple iPhone 15 series. And thus also more time to establish itself in the market until the new Apple mobile phones will be officially presented in September.