Samsung is all set to unveil its next foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, by the end of July. The smartphone is highly anticipated to come with a larger outer display than its predecessor. The latest leak by a known source adds more details to the already rumored larger outer screen. The device is said to come with a “folder-shaped” cover display that will offer expanded utility. The handset is also expected to run on a custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and offer iPhone 14 Pro-like Always-On display functionality.
Unique Cover Display
According to a tweet by tipster Ice universe (@UniverseIce), the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will come with a cover screen that is “folder-shaped.” While Samsung is currently adapting the software design of the smartphone, the leaks suggest that the new screen design will allow for a significantly larger area for operation. This new configuration reinforces past rumors about the larger outer display on the upcoming handset.
In addition to the unique cover display, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is said to be powered by a custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. While the device’s exact specifications are unknown, this year’s flagship processor promises better performance and energy efficiency than previous generations. The smartphone also appears to offer iPhone 14 Pro-like AOD functionality that would allow users to customize the display at will.
According to another leak, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will come with the latest version of Samsung’s One UI—One UI 5.1.1. The operating system is based on Google’s latest Android 13 and promises a host of new features, including better privacy and security options, improved notifications, and enhanced performance. The device is also expected to offer a dual rear camera unit with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle shooter.
Storage and Color Options
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 is likely to be released in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options. The device is said to have multiple color variants, including beige, gray, light green, and light pink hues.
While the imagery and specifications of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 have continued to leak, details of its official launch remain scarce. Given the lead time to adapt software and integrate hardware, it is unlikely that we will see the device before July’s end. However, with demand for foldable smartphones continuing to rise, Samsung is expected to make an official announcement soon.
As for pricing, the Galaxy Z Flip 5’s predecessor, the Galaxy Z Flip 4, ended up with a price tag of Rs. 89,999 (approximately $1,203) for the base 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. It is unclear whether the upcoming smartphone will follow in its predecessor’s footsteps or be competitively priced to appeal to a wider audience.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is shaping up to be an impressive addition to Samsung’s flagship smartphone lineup. The larger outer display, custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, and One UI 5.1.1 promise to deliver a fantastic user experience, while the unique cover display indicates a continued commitment to innovation from Samsung.