With about a month to go until the next Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, we can get a pretty full idea of what to expect from the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5. Several leaks over the past few days have revealed a lot about what the phones might look like – and what’s under their respective hoods – ahead of their official unveiling.
A Twitter leak from Revegnus July 25 showed a photo of a folded phone that appears to be the Galaxy Z Flip 5 in a blocky black case (via 9to5Google). The case hides a lot of the design, but what you can see backs up previous alleged renders. For example, the screen on the back may be the same 3.4-inch 720 x 748 cover screen that was predicted. You can also make out the side-by-side camera lenses, another rumored design update.
A droplet-style crease has already been used in competing phones like the Oppo Find N2 and it should reduce the visible crease where phones bend – something that has plagued folding phones since their inception.
Then prolific leaker SnoopyTech sent people on a little scavenger hunt on Monday that led to leaked sets of renders of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 in different colors, using a binary encoded tweet as the first clue. Once translated, it invited readers to pastebin for more clues, and possibly, for renders and specs. I’ve collected some of the renders in the gallery below:
In the SnoopyTech datasheet also included in the crumb trail, colors are listed as cream; Graphite; Mint; and lavender for the Z Flip 5 and Icy Blue; Cream; and Phantom Black for the Z Fold 5.
Along with new color shades and obvious design tweaks, other changes to Samsung’s foldables include upgraded Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processors and a slimmer chassis for both phones, partly confirming an April rumor. that the depth of the Z Fold 5 would be shaved off.
According to leaked specs from SnoopyTech, the Fold 5 will drop from 14.2mm – the thinnest point of a folded Galaxy Z Fold 4 – to 13.4mm. The Z Flip 5 also slims down, reaching 15.1mm when folded compared to 15.9mm at the thinnest point of a folded Z Flip 4. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 may also lose weight, dropping 10 grams compared to last year’s model. Finally, the leak shows that the Fold 5’s camera array may have a 12MP telephoto lens – other previous leaks put its telephoto lens at 10MP, which the Fold 4 used.
There are two notable absences from SnoopyTech’s leak: no 128GB model and no 1TB model for either phone. While that doesn’t mean we won’t see these storage tiers in the final phones, it’s worth keeping an eye out for next month. Otherwise, based on the specs listed by SnoopyTech, no other differences stand out – specs for battery life, Wi-Fi connectivity, RAM, etc. all point to mostly unchanged internals.