Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is almost confirmed to get a new waterdrop hinge and 2023’s signature design. Ahead of the unveiling, concept creator HoiINDI posted the first concept renders of the upcoming foldable smartphone, which takes a lot of inspiration from rivals.
Ditching the U-shaped hinge design, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is expected to feature a new waterdrop hinge to lessen the crease visibility and the gap appears at the center part when folded. The newly evolved hinge also helps the device to reduce the overall thickness and provide better handling.
Let’s explore the concept:
And yes! The most highlighting part of the Galaxy Z Fold5 is its new waterdrop hinge, which makes it way too thin. Samsung’s indirectly following in the footsteps of China-based foldable smartphone vendors such as Oppo, Xiaomi, and Honor.
The new waterdrop hinge nearly ends the biggest problem of the gap at the center area in the folded state. Not that all, but it also radically lessens wrinkles (commonly known as creases). And overall, the phone is going to be a masterpiece from Samsung this year.
The concept render shows that the Galaxy Z Fold5 also uses Samsung’s under-display camera technology, which first debuted with the Galaxy Z Fold3. The company greatly reduced the visibility of the UDC area in the Fold4, which looks almost invisible in the upcoming foldable.
When unfolded, the cover display area continues to bring the Infinity-O display to embed the selfie camera. As you can see in the concept, the device has way too less bezels than its predecessor, and the additionally expanded area of the hinge is decreased as well.
Talking about the rear side, the Galaxy Z Fold5 features a triple rear camera setup, ditching the camera bump of the Galaxy Z Fold4. Samsung could make this change to maintain its signature design strategy, however, the design might also be changed before the official launch.
Besides three camera sensors, the device has an LED flash so you can take stunning shots even in an insanely dark situation. On the right side, you will get the power button and volume rockers, while the left part is naturally reserved for the hinge.
Recently, it was reported that the Fold5 prototype with a waterdrop hinge will enter a rigorous testing phase, and if it passes, Samsung will proceed with the production of elements. Samsung could launch the Galaxy Z Fold5 smartphone in August 2023, however, an official announcement is yet to done.
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— HoiINDI (@HoiIndi) March 4, 2023
Samsung working on 1-inch camera with in-sensor crop zoom: Rumor
Samsung shipped its 200-megapixel camera with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Moving ahead, the company is expected to ship the next two S Ultra flagships with enhanced variants of its 200-megapixel sensor. A new leak reveals that Samsung is also working on a 1-inch ISOCELL camera sensor.
Tipster @Tech_Reve revealed that Samsung is working on a 1-inch ISOCELL camera sensor with 0.8µm pixels, dual-pixel autofocus, and in-sensor crop zoom. Apart from these details, the tipster hasn’t revealed the model number of this image sensor.
Earlier, the same source disclosed that the South Korean tech giant would bring a significant camera upgrade to the Galaxy S25 and S25 Plus. These flagships are said to introduce a new Sony image sensor, ditching the conventional ISOCELL camera.
Galaxy S25 to feature new Sony Camera rather than Samsung ISOCELL
Countless leaks and rumors revealed most of the things about the Galaxy S24 series. In a recent development, a new leak indicates that Samsung is ditching the ISOCELL image sensor in favor of a new Sony Camera on its upcoming Galaxy S25 and S25 Plus.
According to tipster Revegnus, Samsung’s Galaxy S25 and S25 Plus smartphones might not use an ISOCELL camera sensor, with an upgrade to a new Sony Camera solution expected. It’s worth noting that there’s no camera hardware upgrade in the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus.
Great news: The S25 and S25+ will no longer use the dreadful GN3 sensor; instead, they will feature Sony’s image sensor. I’m very happy! https://t.co/P6pxMEmyMl
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) December 3, 2023
We are over a year away from the tentative unveiling of Samsung’s Galaxy S25 series. Throughout the year, there will be several leaks and rumors regarding the specifications. Meanwhile, Galaxy AI will be spotlighted at the next Samsung Unpacked, so prepare for epic 2024.
Samsung Galaxy A55 with flat edge design revealed in 5K renders
Samsung will unveil several new Galaxy A series phones next year. The next year’s Galaxy devices are said to introduce a new design language, with a flat edge being the most highlighting. Well, folks over at MySmartPrice (in collaboration with Onleaks) managed to reveal Samsung Galaxy A55 design in renders.
Similar to Galaxy S24 flagships, the renders of Samsung Galaxy A55 showcase flat edge design. Notably, the device is likely to bring metal frame rather than the conventional material. In terms of dimensions, the device will roughly measure 161.1 x 77.3 / 77.9 x 8.2mm.
Check renders below:
Galaxy A55 Specs [Rumored]
6.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, Full HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Exynos 1480 chipset, AMD GPU
Rear Cameras –
50MP primary camera, OIS, 12MP ultra-wide lens,5MP macro sensor
Front Camera –
Battery & Charging –
5,000mAh, 25W fast charging