Samsung will release Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 on July 26
In recent times, rumors have persistently suggested that Samsung may expedite the launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 this year. This speculation stems from Google’s release of the Pixel Fold folding screen phone this year and Apple’s impending September unveiling of the iPhone 15 series, which could exert considerable competitive pressure under the current unfavorable market conditions.
According to Chosun Media, Samsung typically elects to release its folding screen phones in August each year, approximately one month prior to the debut of Apple’s new iPhone series, a tactic widely regarded as a successful business strategy. However, given the unique circumstances this year, Samsung aspires to advance the launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5, hastening the market entry of these new products. A tentative date of July 26, 2023, has been set, which is roughly two weeks ahead of the traditional release timeline.
The design of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 remains fundamentally akin to their predecessors, with minor alterations in certain areas. For instance, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will adopt a novel teardrop hinge design, eliminating the gap when closed, while the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will be equipped with a larger secondary screen of an irregular shape. The new models will feature a custom second-generation Snapdragon 8 platform from Qualcomm, with likely enhancements to the camera system as well.
The release will also include the Galaxy Tab S9 series of tablets, encompassing three models: Galaxy Tab S9, Galaxy Tab S9+, and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra, in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+5G versions. These new tablets will similarly feature Qualcomm’s custom second-generation Snapdragon 8 platform, along with the latest versions of Android (13) and One UI (5.1). They will also exhibit improved photography, quad stereo speakers, fingerprint recognition, and more advanced software features.
Furthermore, there is word that Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Watch 6 series, powered by the Exynos W980 chip. The series will continue to utilize a round dial, although the screen size will be marginally larger compared to the previous generation.