Samsung has today unveiled the most awaited Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 foldable smartphone at its annual Galaxy Unpacked event, held in Seoul, South Korea. The event also witnessed the launch of several new products, including another foldable from the brand, the Galaxy Z flip5.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 launched

The new Galaxy Z Fold5 arrives as a minor upgrade over the Galaxy Z Fold4, the foldable brings a new hinge that lets it fold flat. Here are the details.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Launched

Design and Display

Comparison between the Galaxy Z Fold4 and the new Galaxy Z Fold5 shows that camera module on the rear are the same and so is the ingress protection (IPX8). The major difference is the hinge on the phones. The company has opted for a new teardrop-shaped hinge that allows it to close flat. It will also let you use the phone at any angle.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 can fold flat

The Z Fold5 measures 13.4mm thick when closed whereas the Fold4 was 14.2mm thick. It has also lost some weight and is 10g lighter than the Z Fold4, which weighs 263g.

The display on the phone hasn’t changed much either. The outer display measures 6.2 inches and offers a 2316x904px resolution. The AMOLED panel has a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 with Spen

On the inside, you get a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X with 2176x1812px resolution, and an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. The main screen can reach a peak brightness of 1,750 nits.

Cameras

The Galaxy Z Fold series has never been a camera-centric device and the Galaxy Z Fold5 is no different. The entire camera system is seemingly unchanged from 2022 – you get two selfie cameras – a 10MP f/2.2 1.22μm unit embedded in the cover screen, and a 4MP f/1.8 2.0μm under-display camera on the inside.

Around the back you get a50MP f/1.8 1.0μm wide-angle shooter, a 12MP f/2.2 1.12μm ultrawide camera, and a 10MP f/2.4 1.0μm 3x zoom snapper.

Other Specs and Feature

You’ll not find many changes in the hardware department. Sure, the new Galaxy Z Fold5 is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy but that’s about all.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is fueled by the same 4,400mAh battery with support for 25W wired and 15W wireless charging.

It runs Android 13-based One UI 5.1.1 on the software front with a redesigned taskbar, a two-handed drag-and-drop feature, among other features. The S Pen for the foldable has also been made 40% thinner.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 with S PEN

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Specifications

Display

  • Main : 7.6-inch (2176 x 1812 pixels) QXGA+ 21.6:18 Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, 374ppi, 1~120Hz adaptive refresh rate, HDR10+, up to up to 1750 nits peak brightness
  • Secondary: 6.2-inch (2316 x 904 pixels) 23.1:9 HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Cover Display, 402ppi, 48~120Hz adaptive refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection

Chipset: Up to 3.36GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 740 GPU

RAM/Storage: 12GB LPDDR5X RAM, 256GB / 512GB / 1TB (UFS 4.0) storage

OS: Android 13 with One UI 5.1.1

SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano) and one eSIM

Cameras

  • Main Camera: 50 MP (f/1.8, OIS, Dual Pixel AF) main + 12 MP 123˚ Ultra-wide (f/2.2, 1.12 μm) + 10MP telephoto (f/2.4 1.0 μm, OIS, PDAF, 3x optical zoom), 30X space zoom
  • Selfie Camera: 10 MP front camera with 1.22 μm, f/2.2 aperture; 4MP Under Display (f/1.8, 2.0μm, FOV: 80˚)

Multimedia: USB Type-C Audio, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos

Sensors: Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor

IP Ratings: Water-resistant (IPX8)

Dimensions

  • Folded: 154.9x 67.1 x 13.4mm
  • Unfolded: 154.9x x 129.9 x 6.1 mm

Weight: 253g

Network/Connectivity: 5G, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 6E (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS with GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC

Battery: 4400mAh battery with 25W wired and 15W wireless (WPC and PMA) charging, 4.5W reverse wireless charging

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 can be pre-ordered in select markets today and it will start shipping from August 11.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 in colors

The phone is offered in Icy Blue, Phantom Black, and Cream. Talking about the price, Galaxy Z Fold 5 comes priced at $1,799 for the 256GB variant, $1,919 for the 512GB version, and $2,159 for the 1TB storage option.

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