With about a month to go until the next Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, we might have a pretty comprehensive idea of what to expect from the next version of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and the Galaxy Z Fold 5. Several leaks in recent 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 out Revegnus on July 25, a photo of a folded phone showed what appears to be the Galaxy Z Flip 5 in a checkered black case (via 9to5Google). The case hides much of the design, but what you can see backs up previous supposed renders. For example, the screen on the back could be the same 3.4-inch 720 x 748 wrap-around screen that’s been predicted. You can also make out the side-by-side camera lenses, another rumored update to the design.
A teardrop-style fold has already been used in competitor phones such as the Oppo Find N2, and it should reduce the visible crease where the phones fold – something that has plagued folding phones since their inception.
Then prolific leaker SnoopyTech sent people on a scavenger hunt on Monday that led to sets of leaked renders of both the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 in different colors, using a binary encoded tweet as the first clue. When it was translated, it led readers to it Pastebin for more directions and finally for renderings and specs. I’ve collected some of the renders in the gallery below:
In the spec sheet, SnoopyTech is also included in the crumb trail, the colors are shown as cream; Graphite; coin; and lavender for the Z Flip 5 and Icy Blue; Cream; and Phantom Black for the Z Fold 5.
Aside from new color shades and obvious design tweaks, other changes to Samsung’s foldable devices include improved Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPUs and a thinner chassis for both phones – partially backing up an April rumor that the depth of the Z Fold 5 would be shaved.
According to leaked specs from SnoopyTech, the Fold 5 shrinks from 14.2mm – the thinnest point of a Galaxy Z Fold 4 when folded – to 13.4mm. The Z Flip 5 also gets thinner, coming in at 15.1mm when folded versus 15.9mm at the thinnest point of a Z Flip 4 when folded. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 may shed some weight too, at 10g less than last year’s model. Finally, the leak shows that the Fold 5’s camera array may have a 12MP telephoto lens – other previous leaks have put the telephoto lens at 10MP, which is what 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 those levels of storage in the final phones, it’s worth looking out for next month. Other than that, based on SnoopyTech’s listed specs, no other differences stood out: the specs for battery life, Wi-Fi connectivity, RAM, and more all point to largely unchanged internals.