02 February 2023
This is the year when we will see a new Samsung foldable later this year. It will presumably be called the Galaxy Z Fold 5 that will succeed the current-gen Galaxy Z Fold 4. The rumor mill is now buzzing with details about the next-gen foldable that will arrive during the second half of the year. The leak is coming from The Pixel, a Vietnamese publication.
The leak claims alleged Galaxy Z Fold 5 will have more thickness which is said to measure 6.5mm as compared to 6.3mm on the current offering. The major change will be the introduction of the S Pen holder. This will allow users to carry around the stylus a lot more conveniently. It is expected to be similar to how Samsung used to offer with Galaxy Note smartphones.
The foldable is said to weigh 275 grams which makes it heavier than its predecessor. We have already heard rumors of a triple-camera setup featuring a 50-megapixel Sony ISOCELL GN3 camera sensor. The front camera is said to be a 12-megapixel sensor for taking selfies and handling video calls. The details about other camera sensors are currently unknown.
One interesting bit mentioned in the leak is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 985 chipset. It says this is the processor used for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 test unit and is based on the 4nm process. This is a chipset that we have not heard about and we are not sure if it even exists. Qualcomm recently rebranded its naming scheme and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the latest flagship chipset. We are assuming it is also the processor that will power the next-gen Samsung foldable. This is the reason we would suggest you take this leak with a grain of salt.