Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series launched less than a month ago, but we are already looking forward to the arrival of the next flagships in the Galaxy range.
Specifically, we expect the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 – successors to two of the best foldable phones on the market today – to hit shelves later this year, and more details are starting to emerge about what we’ll see. from both handsets can be expected.
For instance, it seems that Samsung is sticking to what it knows when it comes to the devices’ storage options. That reports SamMobile (opens in new tab)the Fold 5 is offered in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB variants, while the Flip 5 has you choosing between 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB variants.
For context, that’s the same storage options that Samsung has opted for on the Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4, as well as the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra – which isn’t revealing news, as we expect both new foldables to come with the same custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset as in Samsung’s latest phones.
The only real surprise is that the 128GB variant of the Flip 5 appears to be the only model that won’t take advantage of UFS 4.0 speeds. Instead, being the cheapest option of the two foldables, the baseline Flip 5 will stick with its predecessor’s UFS 3.1 spec – but again, this makes sense when you consider that the vanilla Galaxy S23’s 128GB is also UFS 3.1 used.
What else do we know?
As for what else we’ve heard about the two new foldable cameras, a recent report from Vietnamese tech outlet The Pixel suggests that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 could replace the 50MP rear camera used by its predecessor by a much more powerful 108 MP sensor on the back.
The same report also suggests that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 could feature a 64MP telephoto camera (with 2x optical zoom) and a 12MP ultra-wide snapper. That arrangement would outshine the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s 10MP telephoto sensor, but lose the latter’s 3x optical zoom capabilities.
We’ve also heard rumors that Samsung will be using a waterdrop hinge in the Galaxy Z Fold 5, meaning the device will fold completely flat, with no visible gaps between the two halves of the screen.
Several handsets from Chinese manufacturers are already using this design approach for their foldable devices, but at the cost of full water resistance. However, Samsung is apparently going to add the new hinge shape while maintaining an IPX8 rating for the phone.
Similarly, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is expected to come with a new hinge design, as well as a much larger screen than the Z Flip 4 – otherwise, however, the rumors have been quiet.
We’ll be keeping an eye on both upcoming foldables in our dedicated Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 hubs, so keep an eye on BingoTingo for the latest news, leaks and rumors about both devices.