The other improved spec is weight, which is rumored to be 254g, 9g lighter than the Fold 4. Ice Universe previously shared the Fold 5’s weight earlier this month. Otherwise, the Fold 5’s dimensions are similar to the Fold 4, coming in at 0.2mm shorter, narrower, and thinner when unfolded. Considering the Fold 5 is rumored to have the same-sized screens as the Fold 4 (consisting of a 6.2-inch outer display and 7.56-inch inner screen), these reduced dimensions suggest it could have marginally smaller screen bezels.
Despite its reduced thickness, the Z Fold 5 might nevertheless still be thicker than Honor’s Magic VS, likely to be its major competitor in Europe when it launches this summer. Honor’s latest foldable is 12.9mm when folded, though it’s also heavier at 267g. The Magic VS has a 7.9-inch inner screen, and 6.45-inch cover display.
Aside from the improved hinge, these figures suggest we could be in for a minor update to Samsung’s flagship foldable this year. But the same can’t be said for its smaller flip phone sidekick, the Z Flip 5, which is rumored to come with a much larger 3.4-inch cover display this time around, up from the 1.9-inch screen in last year’s phone.
Samsung typically announces its latest generation of foldables at a Summer Unpacked event. SamMobile reports that this year’s summer launch could take place in the last week of July, which would mean Samsung’s latest foldables are around three months away.