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What we hope to see with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5

What we hope to see with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5

By Osama mustafa Published 11 months ago 5 min read
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be unveiled on July 26 at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023, making it one of the greatest folding phones to date.

As a result, we will learn everything there is to know very soon, and as a result of several leaks and rumors, we already have a fair sense of what to anticipate. What we are hearing, however, is rather contradictory; while many changes do appear to be planned, many areas still require more focus.

In light of this, we've compiled a list of features that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 should include. Don't bank on all these enhancements being there because these aren't all the things we've heard leaking.

1.A larger cover screen

When a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is folded shut, one thing is likely to stand out to you right away: the screen's cover is rather little.

Although it has a 6.2-inch display, it has a 23.1:9 aspect ratio, which is quite unusual and makes it less comfortable to use than a standard smartphone. This doesn't have to be the case; the Google Pixel Fold has a cover screen with a much more logical form, so we'd love to see the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 do the same.

Does it work? It seemed sadly improbable. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is said to have a 6.2-inch cover screen like its predecessor, and leaked renderings of the device depict a form that is quite similar.

2. Samsung Galaxy S23 cameras of the highest quality

Although the cameras on Samsung's foldable phones are typically respectable, we frequently find fault with them since they fall short of the finest that the firm has to offer.

If photography is your top priority, you should choose the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra over the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 because of its superior 200MP primary sensor and periscope zoom. It shouldn't be that way, though, as the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is Samsung's most costly smartphone. Compromise shouldn't be necessary.

Therefore, we hope that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 will have the same assortment of rear cameras as the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, specifically a 200MP wide, a 12MP ultra-wide, a 10MP telephoto with a 3x optical zoom, and a 10MP periscope with a 10x optical zoom.

Can we expect this? Virtually probably not. However, there will likely be some camera enhancements as Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 camera rumors suggest one or more additional sensors (even if they have the same number of megapixels as the Z Fold 4). Additionally, the Z Fold 5 reportedly has a better under-display selfie camera.

3. There is no crease

The screens of all currently available foldable phones feature a wrinkle when they fold. Depending on the phone in question, this wrinkle is both noticeable and present under the finger, but to variable degrees.

We'd love it if there was a way to make the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5's main screen without a crease down the middle, even if most people would quickly grow used to it.

According to what we've heard, it will most likely feature a crease, but it will be smaller than previously. A leak claims that the Galaxy Z Fold 5's crease will be 15% smaller as a result of the usage of a new waterdrop hinge design. 15% may not sound like much, but it's a positive start.

4. A reduced cost

When it comes to smartphones, there is no higher-end option than folding models, especially those that are huge and expand to more closely resemble tablets, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is expected to do. High-end technology is usually pricey.

As a result, it will undoubtedly be expensive, but we'd really like to see it cost less than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, which begins at $1,799/£1,649/AU$2,499 instead.

On the basis of the leaks we have heard so far, this appears to be quite implausible. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 might cost the same as the Z Fold 4 in the best case scenario. However, a new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 pricing leak points to a price rise.

5. An expanded battery

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5's screen will likely be nearly the size of a small tablet, and at that size, it would benefit greatly from a large battery to keep it lighted for a longer period of time.

However, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4's battery is just 4,400mAh, which is a whole 600mAh lower than the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. There are several more non-folding phones with larger batteries as well.

We'd want to see this issue resolved even if it isn't specific to Samsung's foldable phones and is probably caused by the necessity for a second screen and a hinge, which take up valuable battery space.

Sadly, it's unlikely to be resolved this year, since rumors indicate the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 still has a 4,400mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, which is said to have a revolutionary stacked battery architecture that allows for 10% more capacity to fit in the same size, offers promise for a future model. If so, there is a good probability that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 will use this technology.

6. More rapid charging

We'd really want to see Samsung start adopting quicker charging in addition to a larger battery. Even the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra's charging power is limited to 45W, which isn't much when compared to other smartphones, like the OnePlus 10T, which can charge at up to 150W. However, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 can only produce 25W at its maximum, not even 45W.

As a result, it would be fantastic if Samsung could increase the charging speed of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5. The general agreement among leaks, however, is that it will once again be restricted to 25W, so this is probably not going to happen.

However, there is hope for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 since it is said that Samsung is updating the Galaxy S24 Ultra's charging technology, which might enable it to give 65W charging. Possibly, this same technology could appear in a future Samsung foldable.

7. Resistance to dust

It would be comforting if the Z Fold 5 could offer actual dust protection because Samsung's most recent folding phones only have decent water resistance.

There is some optimism that it might, unlike many of the items on this list, because a leaker has claimed that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 will have an IP58 rating. The crucial number is the '5' since it denotes a high level of dust resistance.

However, not all sources concur; according to one, the Z Fold 5 "does not meet the IP58 dust-proof standard." So, this is one item about which we are still uncertain. But we'll soon find out because the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 debuts on July 26.

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