The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is set to launch at the company’s next Galaxy Unpacked event in South Korea, along with a few new smartphones including the Galaxy Z Fold 5 at the end of the month. The phone will offer significant upgrades over its predecessor in multiple departments. It will come with large folder-shaped cover display and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. The South Korean company will replace the previous model’s hinge with a new droplet-style hinge on the Galaxy Z Flip, which will further reduce the gap between the two halves of the phone when folded. Now, some images of a dummy model of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 have leaked online, showing that it will retain the same hinge gap as the previous model. Let’s find out what other important information the pictures reveal.
Images of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 dummy model leaked
SlashLeak has released images of a dummy unit of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and a short video. The image shows a large and fancy folder icon-shaped cover display on the outside of the phone along with two camera modules. The rest of the design, from the fingerprint sensor to the hinge, seems to be the same as last year’s model.
Leaked images and videos show that the gap between the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5’s screen is still quite visible when folded. Samsung was rumored to use a new droplet-style hinge design on the handset. That will leave more room for the display to fold, thus helping to reduce the gap. But as the dummies show, the gap is still visible in the new hinge design. This is disappointing news for some Samsung fans who were hoping for a better folding experience from the Z Flip 5.
Keep in mind, however, that the dummy units of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 may differ from the original models, so this hinge gap may not be visible on the original model that buyers purchase. Incidentally, along with the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5, the Galaxy Watch 6 lineup of smartwatches and the Galaxy Tab S9 series of tablets will be launched in South Korea on July 26.