Today, Samsung launches the Galaxy Z Fold 5, which is the thinnest and lightest Samsung Galaxy Fold yet, thanks in large part to its ability to fold completely flat, similar to the new Z Flip 5. We find similar screens on both the inside and outside as before, with the external screen measuring 6.2 inches and the internal one 7.6 inches. Compared to last year’s model, the screens have received a slightly higher brightness. Under the hood, similar to the Z Flip 5, we find the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, along with 12 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage. The battery capacity remains unchanged at 4400 mAh.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
Credit: The Verge

The selfie camera on the inside is still located behind the screen, but the implementation doesn’t appear to have changed or improved compared to the Z Fold 4, meaning you can still see the camera behind the screen if you look for it. Unfortunately, the cameras on the outside of the Z Fold 5 haven’t quite reached the same level as the camera system in the S23. The main camera retains the same resolution of 50 MP, the ultra-wide-angle camera has 12 MP, and the telephoto lens has 10 MP with a 3x zoom.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 & Z Flip 5 hands-on

On the software front, we see an upgraded Taskbar with support for features like drag and drop with two hands, allowing users to move content between apps and screens. Samsung promises that both Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 will receive five years of security updates and four generations of OS upgrades.

Galaxy Z Fold5: Official Film | Samsung

Galaxy Z Fold 5 is available for purchase starting now and will begin shipping on August 11. The Z Fold 5 comes in the colors Icy Blue, Phantom Black, and Cream.

Elias Stevens is a freelance journalist, personal chef, and tech enthusiast.

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