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Update, June 6, 2023 (03:46 PM ET): We’ve updated this Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 rumor hub with new details about a possible IP rating against dust.

Original article: Samsung is currently the market leader in the foldable phone space. There’s high interest in the next set of foldable devices the company will launch, and that’s where the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 comes in. The clamshell device has seen regular improvements through the years. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 brought solid performance, great cameras, Samsung’s industry-leading update commitment, and improved battery life. This year too, Samsung is expected to make some welcome changes to its much-loved flip phone. Here’s what we know so far.

Will there be a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5?

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Samsung has consistently launched new foldable flip phones in recent years. So there’s no reason to believe that Samsung won’t launch the Galaxy Z Flip 5 this year. Samsung’s mobile head recently said the company’s foldables could overtake its S series flagships in shipments by 2025. The company is betting big on its flexible line and wants it to become the “new standard” for smartphones.

Rumors about the Galaxy Z Flip 5 have already started doing the rounds. However, Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed the launch details yet. We expect the company to start teasing the phone closer to its second Unpacked event for the year.

What is the Galaxy Z Flip 5 release date?

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  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip — February 14, 2020
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G — August 7, 2020
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 — August 24, 2021
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 — August 10, 2022

Samsung has been launching new foldable phones in August for the past three years. So it’s highly likely that the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will also launch alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 5 in August 2023. However, a fresh report from The Elec, a popular Korean outlet for Samsung information, suggests that the company might be thinking about bringing the launch forward by two or three weeks. That means we might see the Galaxy Z Flip 5 launch in July rather than August. The report was further corroborated by Chosun, suggesting a July 26 launch for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 in Seoul, South Korea. That final tidbit of info was confirmed by a Samsung exec in June.

The Elec claims that Samsung plans to ship more units of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 than the Galaxy Z Fold 5. The company has reportedly set an overall target of 10 million units for both phones, of which eight million are said to be Z Flip 5 units.

What features and specs will the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 have?

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 could get some welcome design improvements this year. For one, Samsung is expected to equip it with a new hinge mechanism to further reduce display creasing.

According to display analyst Ross Young, Samsung has reworked the hinge so that the crease is less visible. Word has it that the company has developed a teardrop-style hinge similar to that of the Oppo Find N2 Flip and Google Pixel Fold. This could ensure minimal creasing. The two sides of the foldable display could also close flat on top of each other without a gap in the middle.

This new hinge could also bring something we’ve never seen on a Samsung foldable before: an official rating against dust. Previous Galaxy Z Flip phones have maxed out at an IPX8 rating, which means it’s water resistant but not at all protected from dust. According to leaker chunvn8888 on Twitter, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 could have an IP58 rating, making it better protected against dust.

Besides a new hinge, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is also expected to get a bigger cover screen, possibly for added features and controls. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 has a 1.9-inch cover display and works decently as a second screen. Based on Young’s information, Samsung could increase the screen size to 3.8 inches on the Flip 5.

Claims of a much larger cover display were corroborated by SamMobile on April 3, as the company posted a mockup of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 cover screen based on its own information. This indeed shows a huge external screen — check it out below.

Galaxy Z Flip 5 cover display mockup SamMobile

Later, a leak from OnLeaks and MediaPeanut delivered the first high-quality renders of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. In the renders, we can see the larger, uniquely shaped cover screen.

Ross Young also dished out Galaxy Z Flip 5 color schemes on Twitter on April 5. He asserted that the new foldable would be available in Beige, Gray, Light Green, and Light Pink colors. Samsung will likely give its own names to these colors, such as Cream, Graphite, Green, and Lavender.

Throwing more wood on the fire, tipster Ice Universe managed to scrounge up a couple of leaked images showing a clear protective case for the phone. The images further corroborate the unique shape of the outer display.

Specs and features

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Reliable leaker Yogesh Brar has claimed that the Z Flip 5 will offer a Snapdragon for Galaxy chipset, presumably the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. However, Qualcomm usually releases a Plus chipset in the middle of each year, so that’s another possibility.

According to SamMobile, the phone will have 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options. Just like the Galaxy S23’s 128GB model, the Z Flip 5’s 128GB storage variant will likely use a UFS 3.1 chip. The other variants could get the new UFS 4.0 specification with faster read/write speeds.

Yogesh Brar has also dished out camera-related specs, claiming that the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will be equipped with a dual rear camera system. More specifically, he says the phone will be equipped with a 12MP main camera and 12MP ultrawide lens. That’s a disappointment if you were hoping for major improvements, but Brar also claims that you should expect new image sensors. So hopefully, we’ll see big image quality improvements anyway.

A leak from Ice Universe suggested that the external display could have a resolution of 720 x 748. This would effectively make it a 720p display. It’s also rumored (via No Name) that the cover display may match the color of the phone when turned off, similar to the original Flip’s outer screen. The frame surrounding the display could also match the colorway.

In April, both the Flip 5 and Fold 5 passed through the China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) certification process. According to MyFixGuide, the Flip 5 was reportedly listed with a charging speed of 25W.

It’s also rumored that the Flip 5 could gain Samsung DeX support. This is a feature that allows you to turn your phone or tablet into a workstation with a desktop-like layout. The folks over at SamMobile claim the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will be the smallest Galaxy phone to have the feature.

Apart from what we’ve already told you, there are no other credible leaks or rumors about the Galaxy Z Flip 5 specs. Although, we speculate the phone could bring upgrades in a few departments. For one, the battery and charging speeds on the phone could also get a boost if Samsung follows the Galaxy S23 formula.

Watch this space for more information as and when leaks reveal new things about the Galaxy Z Flip 5.

What will the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 price be?

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We’ve seen smartphone brands constantly raising their prices, but thankfully, Samsung has stayed put for the last few years. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 started at $999 for the 128GB version when it launched, the same as the Galaxy Z Flip 3. This price makes the clamshell difficult to beat in the foldable phone space. Although there are no rumors about the price of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 just yet, we don’t think Samsung will mess with its winning formula. We still expect the Galaxy Z Flip 5 to start at $999 for the base variant.

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