South Korean technology company Samsung is scheduled to unveil its Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 smartphones at the Galaxy Unpacked event later this month. Just weeks before the unveiling, the first set of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 hands-on images have been leaked and they clearly show the camera layout and the hinge of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 images were posted by tipster Ahmed Qwaider and going by them, there seems to be no gap between the two folding halves of the smartphone. This is in contrast to the previous generation devices of the same family. The smartphone sports a loudspeaker, a microphone and a USB Type C port at its bottom edge, while on the top, there are three microphones and a loudspeaker. This makes a total of four microphones and a stereo loudspeaker setup.
Previous reports have suggested that Samsung might add a waterdrop-shaped hinge in the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and the Galaxy Z Fold 5 smartphones that could be similar to new foldable devices from the likes of Huawei, Vivo, Oppo and Xioami. For the uninitiated, a waterdrop-shaped hinge can remove the gap between two halves of the smartphone and minimize the crease on the internal screen.
Furthermore, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 images also show its rear camera setup that comprises three rear facing lenses and an LED flash placed on their right. According to reports, the device would come with a 50MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultrawide lens and a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 specifications (leaked)
Previous leaks about Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 suggest that the smartphone will come with a 6.2-inch 120Hz Super AMOLED cover screen and a 7.6-inch 120Hz internal foldable Super AMOLED screen. The smartphone will reportedly be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor clubbed with 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage.
The device is said to come with water resistance (varied reports talk about various ratings) and its connectivity features would include GPS, 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC and a USB 3.2 Type-C port. Reports suggest the presence of a 4,400mAh battery, 25W fast charging capabilities, Samsung DeX, and Samsung Pay.
However, it should be noted that Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Flip 5 smartphones might not be dust resistant, according to tipster @UniverseIce. If this is true, the devices would not come with an IP58 rating. But then, we can also not rule out the possibility that the tech giant has, in fact, upgraded the IP rating on its upcoming phones but hasn’t talked about it yet.
Other than this, the new foldable smartphones are said to have the ability to withstand 200,000 folds for basic use whereas 300,000 folds and unfolds is the upper limit.
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