The Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be introduced at the next Samsung Unpacked, sometime in late July 2023. Ahead of the release, we’ve witnessed a number of leaks and rumors revealing specifications. In a recent development, a reliable source revealed key specs of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 alongside the launch timeline.
According to Twitter tipster @Gadgetsdata specs leak, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 features a new droplet hinge, which completely removes the gap when the phone is folded. The outer display measures 6.2 inches, and the inner expands to 7.6 inches, both are equipped with 120Hz refresh rate support.
In terms of optics, the next-gen foldable smartphone features a 50-megapixel primary camera with OIS, a 10-megapixel Telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera and a 12-megapixel primary selfie snapper (cover screen).
There will be protection of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 and the IPX8 rating will be continued further. The S23 series’ Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy will also power the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5, while Samsung is making optimizations to boost performance further.
The inner screen’s under-display camera will have slight improvements and a reduction in the pixelated visibility over the Z Fold 4. However, previous leaks solidified the claim that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will look almost the same as its predecessor.
Last but not least, the device will come preloaded with Android 13, while a new One UI iteration is anticipated, with launch sometime in August. Wireless charging will be supported alongside the conventional 25W wired fast charging support to juice up the foldable phone.
Galaxy Z Fold 5 (Source)
- New Droplet hinge, so there will be no gap when closed
- outer : 6.2″ ; inner : 7.6″ both 120Hz Amoled
- SD 8 Gen 2 for galaxy
- 50MP OIS + 12MP UW + 10MP 3X OIS, 12MP selfie
- GG Victus 2, IPX8
- Android 13 , improved UDC
- Launch ~August
Samsung Galaxy A55 to boast 32-megapixel selfie camera
Details about Samsung’s next-gen Galaxy A5x smartphone continue to appear. In a new report, it has been revealed that Samsung considering bringing a 32-megapixel selfie camera to the Galaxy A55 5G, scheduled for launch in 2024.
Starting with the Galaxy A51, Samsung utilized a 32-megapixel front camera in the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A53, and Galaxy A54. If the report is correct, it’s going to be the company’s fifth handset, bringing the same resolution front camera sensor.
Besides 50-megapixel primary and 32-megapixel selfie cameras, the Galaxy A55 5G will be equipped with a 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor, the same as its predecessor. Besides, details about the phone’s macro (third rear) camera sensor remain unknown, leaving hope for improvement.
iPhone 15 Faces Critical Issue with BMW Wireless Charging!
Apple has yet to muffle the iPhone 15’s overheating complaints, another problem pops up on the web. This time, the problem is related to the failure of NFC, causing to users have a BMW car.
According to reports on the internet, some BMW owners have complained that their iPhone 15’s NFC chip no longer works after charging with their vehicle’s wireless charging pad.
Consumers report that their iPhone 15 enters the data recovery mode with a white screen, and the NFC chip is no longer functional. Notably, the NFC chip powers features like Apple Pay and digital car keys.
Due to the NFC failure, some consumers got a replacement unit from Apple, but the replacement iPhone is then vulnerable to the same issue. Affected users receive a “Could Not Set Up Apple Pay” error message in the Wallet app.
OnePlus Strikes Back: New Foldable Hinge and Gapless Design Take on Samsung!
OnePlus is expected to introduce its first foldable smartphone in the market this month. Ahead of official unveiling, OnePlus Chief Pete Lau sat down with a well-known YouTuber to discuss their first foldable phone and show off the new foldable hinge and gapless design of an early model.
This year’s foldable phone by Samsung brings new Flex Hinge technology, which results gapless foldable. Since the Chinese phone maker confirmed to introduce OnePlus Open in the global market, the Korean tech giant may face some heat of competition, which is radically rising.
Through an exclusive interview with Unbox Therapy, OnePlus gives an official look at an early build of its upcoming foldable, showcasing the revamped hinge build and “gapless” design. Pete notes that OnePlus retains over 600 patents surrounding elements of the hinge alone.
OnePlus Open foldable phone will come with a gapless design, similar to the Oppo Find N2. Notable, the company’s forthcoming foldable brings 31 fewer components in comparison.
In the video, Pete has Lew close the Open with a piece of paper tucked inside. It looks more like a case of strong magnets laid across the outer edges of the inner display to an outside viewer.
When it’s coming?
OnePlus is expected to launch its first foldable smartphone on October 19. Tomorrow, Samsung and Google will have their epic events, with the former set to unveil a set of Fan Edition products and the latter will unveil the Pixel 8 flagship and Pixel Watch 2nd generation.