Samsung is preparing to launch its new foldable smartphone lineup early, with Unpacked at a new location. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 appears to be coming with the least design change in the history of Galaxy foldables, but Samsung is making it the lightest.
Reliable leakster IceUniverse revealed the dimensions of the Galaxy Z Fold 5, which suggests Samsung has smartly reduced the weight without any significant design change. Compared to the Z Fold 4, the upcoming Fold 5 will be 0.2mm shorter, 0.2mm narrower, and 0.2mm thinner.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 Design
Leaked dimensions data indicate that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will measure 154.9 x 67.1 x 13.4mm when folded and 154.9 x 129.9 x 6.3mm when folded. As there’s a negligible amount of reduction in terms of height, width, and thickness, the weight slashes by 9 grams, making Fold 5 just a 254g phone.
It’s almost confirmed, the 2023 Galaxy Z Fold will replace the conventional U-shaped hinge in favor of the next-gen waterdrop hinge design. Various Chinese OEMs adopted the waterdrop hinge material, resulting in less visible crease and the least gap in the middle of the phone when folded.
As you have seen in the renders (because they don’t sell outside China) of Chinese foldables, the phone folds entirely flat leaving no gap between the two halves of the phone. The Korean tech giant is internally testing the durability of droplet hinge, which is likely to be commercialized with Galaxy Z Fold 5 this year.
On the rear side, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 may bring the S23-like triple camera sensors, without any bump. All Samsung devices launched this year follow the signature appearance, and we don’t think the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 will be an exception.
Fold5 Fold4 gap
长 154.9mm 155.1mm 0.2mm
宽 129.9mm 130.1mm 0.2mm
厚 6.1mm 6.3mm 0.2mm
合上宽 67.1mm 67.1mm 0 mm
合上厚：13.4mm 14.2~15.8mm 0.8-2.4mm
重量： 254g 263g 9g
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) April 25, 2023
Google confirms Galaxy S23 FE coming in two SoC variants
Google Play Console database confirmed that Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE will be available in two SoC variants. The company is about to introduce a handful of new Fan Edition products including a smartphone, two tablets, and a pair of wireless earbuds.
In a recent development, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE surfaced on the Google Play Console database, which not only confirmed that two SoC variants are coming but an image of the phone also got shared. The device will have Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chips, based on market/region.
In addition, the S23 Fan Edition will bring 8GB of RAM, well, at least one of its variants will. It’s easily possible this will be the only RAM variant, though. Android 13 is also confirmed, while One UI 5.1 will be included on top of it as well as eligibility of 4 OS plus 5 years of security updates.
Here’s when Samsung Galaxy Z Fold rival by OnePlus going official!
OnePlus will launch its first foldable smartphone – the OnePlus Open on October 19. A reliable source revealed the launch date, following OnePlus’ announcement about the “soon” arrival of its first foldable handset.
The upcoming OnePlus Open reportedly features a form factor of OPPO Find N2. After Google’s Pixel Fold, the OnePlus Open will compete with Samsung, which has dominated the international foldable market.
Notably, the Chinese phone maker kicked out China’s BOE in favor of Samsung Display. This decision led the vendor delay the unveiling of the foldable phone as major change in its OLED panel supply chain.
OnePlus today announced that #OnePlusOpen is launching “soon”
Now let me tell you what soon means: The very first foldable smartphone from @OnePlus is launching October 19th! 🗓️
I’m truly excited about this device!
— Max Jambor (@MaxJmb) September 20, 2023
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 on Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus gains sequential improvement
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S24 Plus featuring the unreleased Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy processor visited Geekbench. Following its first appearance on the benchmark platform in late July, the Galaxy S24 Plus scored slightly better points in the fresh test.
According to the input, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, powering the Galaxy S24 Plus, scored 2240 points and 6743 points in Geekbench 6’s single-core and multi-core tests. For reference, the device reached up to 2242/6730 and 2233/6661 as of July 2023.
The South Korean tech giant will also introduce the Exynos 2400-powered Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus. These variants will be available in certain markets including Europe, with the Galaxy S24 Ultra only equipped with the Snapdragon chipset.