How a center-fold Galaxy Z Flip 5 will shake things up

Samsung will unpack the load of its foldable phones and other new devices, including the next iteration of the Galaxy Watch, at the customary annual event in Korea in late July. While new chipsets and playful camera tweaks are a given, what we are really looking forward to is, whether the new Galaxy Z Flip 5 will fold completely flat in the middle.

Rumors of the waterdrop hinges affirm the likelihood of the new hinge technology incorporation, which will shake up things in the flip-form factor foldable smartphones on the market.

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The competition has been stiff for Samsung, since the Korean tech giant penetrated the foldable market, but with its innovative stance, the stalwart has made eyes turn; and if the new flip does arrive with the new waterdrop-shaped hinge – which is assured for the Z Fold 5 – a new paradigm shift in the industry is likely.

What the leaked renders do reveal includes a much bigger cover display on the Galaxy Z Flip 5, which is a stark deviation from the previous iteration that had a cover display just for the sake of it. The screen here takes up almost the entire half of the phone’s back, rumored to measure 3.4-inch with a resolution of 720 x 748 p, and features side-by-side camera module adjacent to it.

On the inside, the Z Flip 5 is likely to feature a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED main display, while it would get a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 under the hood paired with 8GB of RAM. The renders show the new likely device with flat sides, while we assume the central punch-hole camera on the display inside will be retained in the new look. To be powered by a possible 3,700mAh battery, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will have dual 12MP cameras on the outside and a 10MP selfie camera on the inside.

The Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be unveiled alongside the Z Flip 5 and it is likely to land with a sizable 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED main display and a 6.2-inch display on the outside. Also expected to draw power from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip under the hood, Z Fold 5 will boast a 4400mAh battery. The phone’s triple camera array will be spearheaded by a 50MP main camera, while you will not notice the under-display camera on the main display so easily.

The Galaxy Z Flip 5 is rumored to arrive in Lavender, Mint, Cream, and Graphite colorways, while the Z Fold 5 will arrive in Phantom Black, Cream, and Icy Blue options. Even though the inventive waterdrop-shaped hinge mechanism is going to smoothen the things in the center for both the Samsung 2023 flagship foldable, durability of these chieftains will be something to watch out for, despite the phone arriving with for water resistance rating.