This year's Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 sees improvements to its overall design, display brightness, processing power, and multitasking features. And like the Z Flip 5, the camera hardware, battery capacity, and price remain the same.
To start, a new gapless design when folded and a hinge that's built with fewer moving parts allowed Samsung to trim down the size and weight of the Z Fold 5. You're looking at a decrease of 10 grams which, depending on how often you'll be carrying the phone around or holding it with one hand, is a significant difference.
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The actual form factor and aspect ratio of the phone is the same, though, with the company favoring the taller appearance for its sleek fit and one-handed usability. That's in contrast to Google's wider approach to the phone-to-tablet experience with the Pixel Fold.
Both the outer 6.2-inch and inner 7.6-inch displays get a brightness upgrade, too, going from around 1,200 nits to 1,750 this time around. That should improve the viewing experience when using the foldable outdoors or in well-lit environments.
Like the Z Flip 5, the Z Fold 5 also gets the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon processor treatment. We'll have to see how the chipset fairs with the larger foldable form factor and all the multitasking that's to come.
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Speaking of which, the Z Fold 5 operates on the latest version of One UI, offering more ways to trigger multi-app windows and the ability to hold up to four most-recent apps in the Taskbar.
The phone goes on sale on August 11 with a starting price of $1,799 for the 256GB variant. That's the same price as the last two generations, but in Samsung's defense, it's providing better internal features with this year's model.