Massive Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 leak shows everything we can expect at launch
Samsung's big announcements may include the Galaxy Z Fold 5, Flip 5, and Galaxy Watch 6
All the announcements ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event appear to have leaked, so look away now if you’d like to be surprised on the day. Crystal clear marketing images that show the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Watch 6 are set to be revealed.
The Shortcut reported on the approximate Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 launch timing, and the Galaxy Unpacked event has been confirmed to take place in “late July,” according to Samsung. It will be the first time Samsung has held an in-person press conference for new devices in its home city of Seoul, as the Unpacked event usually takes place in New York City or London.
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: Samsung leak
📸 Photos of Samsung’s upcoming product have leaked online
🆕 New Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Watch 6 expected
👀 The devices will be shown during Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event
📆 Launch event is rumored to be on July 26 in Seoul, South Korea
The leak, first shared by Twitter user Evleaks before being removed and later uploaded by Fabrizio Degni, strongly suggests we’ll see the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, the Samsung Galaxy Flip 5, and the Galaxy Watch 6 in all their glory, and you can ogle at their new designs in the image gallery below.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold leak also points to the Galaxy Unpacked event taking place on Thursday, July 27 (whether or not that’s true remains to be seen), where we’ll get a proper look at what the Korean company has in store. With Google entering the foldable market with its Pixel Fold, Samsung will want to show why it’s still considered the industry leader when it comes to foldable devices.
Why Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 will launch early
The Samsung Galaxy Fold 5 and Flip 5 launch in July is earlier than expected, as Samsung usually reveals its foldable phones in August every year (and it kept that cadence when the Galaxy Note phones were around). The late July date gives the Fold 5 and Flip 5 a chance to exist almost two months before the iPhone 15 Pro Max release date, which gives Samsung some breathing room before Apple launches its next flagship phone.
But the Samsung Galaxy Flip 5 is now facing fierce competition from other Android phones like the excellent Motorola Razr+ foldable. Apple has yet to show interest in joining the foldable or flip-style clamshell craze just yet. Instead, the Cupertino company is focusing on its VR and AR headset, though the Apple Vision Pro price of $3,499.99 means it won’t be for everyone.
If you’re looking for something different, keep your eye on the Nothing Phone 2 release date of July 11, as it’s sure to bring a little bit of creativity to the relatively predictable smartphone space.
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