Rumor has it that Samsung is seeking to have its future Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 certified against dust and immersion. This requires an improvement in the solidity of the foldable screen.
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 could be unveiled as early as August-September 2023. We are therefore getting more and more information about them. Today, it is a member of Twitter who reveals to us that it is in terms of durability that these two models will stand outt competition. Thus, according to chunvn8888, the company’s two folding smartphones will be the first foldable devices with a teardrop hinge to be IP67 certified. They will therefore be totally dustproof and protected against immersion.
Galaxy Z Fold 5 will set a new record for foldable phones’ weight when its weight is expected to be around 10g lighter than the Fold 4 (9-12g from what I heard). Also, both the Flip and Fold will use Samsung’s own version of raindrop hinge to make both phones gap-less.
— No name (@chunvn8888) March 9, 2023
Despite all the progress made in recent years, Samsung’s folding smartphones still suffer from a reliability problem : their screens are fragile and an ugly crease very quickly appears on their surface. A problem against which no brand has yet found a miracle cure. Foldables are among the most expensive and cost-effective smartphones for Samsung. We therefore understand why it is necessary to find a solution to solidify them: the adoption by the general public of this new form factor depends on it.
With the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5, Samsung will focus on sustainability
The information is obviously to be taken with a grain of salt, chunvn8888 himself stating that Samsung could abandon this idea in the meantime, if it turns out to be too complex to implement. In his tweet, the leaker also reveals that Galaxy Z Fold 5 could be 10g lighter than its predecessorwhich would bring its weight to 253 g.
All information concerning Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 indicate they won’t perform as well as you might think. They should only benefit from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. An excellent SoC, but not up to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. To enjoy this latest processor, you will have to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S24, whose is not expected until early next year.