The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 looks smarter and better, but it’s really more of a modification than an overhaul. Because the previous was the best-selling large foldable worldwide, this is probably not a terrible thing.
The real issue with the Galaxy Z Fold4 was resolved by Samsung, and the Galaxy Z Fold5 now closes flat due to a redesigned hinge design. The twin rail arrangement, which Samsung refers to as the Flex Hinge, cushions external impacts. You can position the phone at virtually any angle for hands-free photo capture or split screen applications thanks to the redesigned hinge, which enables a more flexible Flex mode.
Due to its flat folding configuration, the Galaxy Z Fold5 is also 10g lighter and thinner than its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
The Galaxy Z Fold5’s external display and rear are covered in a Gorilla Glass Victus 2 glass panel, and its frame is made of Armor Aluminum. Like to its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold5 meets the IPX8 water-tight standard.
You get a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X with a resolution of 2316x904px and an adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz (48–120Hz) on the outside, and a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X with a resolution of 2176x1812px and an adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz (1–120Hz) on the interior. The aspect ratios of the displays have also remained constant.
The brightness of the main screen has increased by 30% this year and has reached a peak of 1,750 nits.
The Galaxy Z Fold5 is equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform, which is also present in the Galaxy S23 series. This chip is the swiftest available for mobile devices. However, due to the Fold’s modified cooling system and expanded surface area, it is anticipated that the larger Fold model will outperform its smaller counterparts in heat dissipation. It is worth noting that this information is based solely on technical specifications and has not been tested in real-world situations.
The Galaxy Z Fold series has never made the camera its first priority, and the Galaxy Z Fold5 continues this tradition. The two selfie cameras are a 10MP f/2.2 1.22mm device integrated into the cover screen and a 4MP f/1.8 2.0mm under-display camera on the interior. The entire camera system appears to remain unchanged from 2022.
A 50MP f/1.8 1.0 mm wide-angle camera, a 12MP f/2.2 1.12 mm ultrawide camera, and a 10MP f/2.4 1.0 mm 3x zoom camera are located on the back of the device.
The battery’s 4,400mAh capacity remains the same, and it supports both 15W and 25W wireless charging. By today’s standards, these only permit a 50% charge in 30 minutes, which is far from excellent. The upgraded, more effective Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip could result in a somewhat longer battery life than before.
Multitasking has been enhanced in the Galaxy Z Fold5 by Samsung. Up to four recent apps can now be displayed in the taskbar for easy switching between them, and two-handed drag and drop makes it simpler to move items across apps and screens. Using one finger, tap and hold an image in the Gallery, then with the other, open Notes and drop the image.
The new S Pen Fold Edition is more small and slender than the previous model. It may be linked with the Slim S Pen Case, which is available in a range of colors and is only marginally larger when the pen is added.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is now available for pre-order in select locations and will be available for purchase on August 11th. You can choose from three storage options: 12/256GB for €1,900/£1,749/$1,800, 12/512GB for €2,020/£1,849/$1,920, or 12/1TB for €2,260/£2,049/$2,160. The phone is available in three colors: Icy Blue, Phantom Black, and Cream.