The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is set to arrive sooner than expected, and while Samsung itself is keeping a low profile, the rumor mill is busy simmering. Thanks to tipster OnLeaks, there are both fresh renders and a 360-degree video of the upcoming flagship foldable today. The Fold5 looks almost identical to its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold4. At first glance, you can hardly tell the two Samsung phones apart. On closer inspection, however, it is at least noticeable that the LED flash on the Z Fold4 was still part of the camera module. With the new model, it moves out of the island to the right-hand side.
Other than that, the design remains largely unchanged from last year, at least according to the renders. However, some things should change with the hinge mechanism, which is said to change to droplet technology. At the same time, Samsung wants to reduce the gap when folding the Galaxy Z Fold5 and hide the display fold when it is unfolded.
Galaxy Z Fold5 video
According to the source, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 measures 154.9 x 129.9 x 6.3mm when unfolded and 154.9 x 67.1 x 13.5mm when folded. The thickness of the smartphone when folded is 13.4 mm. In comparison, the Fold4 measures 155.1 x 67.1 x 14.2-15.8 mm when folded and 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3 mm when unfolded. The reduction in thickness of the Fold5 when folded is likely due to the new hinge mechanism.
The foldable main display should have a diagonal of 7.6 inches, while the outer panel is 6.2 inches. Both figures confirm previous rumours. The Fold4’s display had the same dimensions. But since the Fold5 comes with reduced dimensions, the bezels should be thinner. According to the reports so far, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 will officially launch in July along with the Galaxy Z Flip5. Accordingly, the leaks should continue to gain momentum in the coming weeks.