Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5 may miss out on one highly requested change from foldable fans. It could feature the same cover display as the 2022 model. We don’t have visuals to confirm that just yet, but tipster Ice Universe says the new Fold will get a 6.2-inch screen on the outside. It is the same size as the one on last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 4.
A 6.2-inch screen is pretty big for a smartphone. Fans weren’t asking for Samsung to make it bigger. But what everyone wants is a wider panel. The Galaxy Z Fold 4’s external display has a tall aspect ratio of 23.1:9. That’s much taller than the 19.5:9 aspect ratio of the Galaxy S23’s 6.1-inch display. The problem with a tall screen is some apps don’t fit perfectly. It also makes typing a little difficult. Long story short, the tall aspect ratio of the external display blocks the Galaxy Z Fold 4 from being a full-fledged smartphone without unfolding.
Fans were hoping that Samsung would fix this shortcoming with the Galaxy Z Fold 5 this year. But chances seem quite low. That’s not to say it’s 100 percent not happening, though. The tipster has only confirmed the size of the screen. They didn’t say anything about the aspect ratio. It’s very much possible that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will feature a 6.2-inch cover display with a wider aspect ratio. Like, how Samsung brought the aspect ratio down from 25:9 on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 to 23.1:9 on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 without changing the display size.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 will bring some notable upgrades
Samsung is hard at work on its fifth-gen foldable smartphones. The company needs to be at its best more than ever because the competition is growing rapidly. Rumors so far have been quite promising too. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 are said to be thinner and feature a new type of hinge that reduces the crease on the display. The Flip model is also reportedly getting a bigger external display, which has also been one of the highly requested changes. Improved cameras are expected as well.
A wider cover display would make the Galaxy Z Fold 5 a worthy upgrade over the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Analysts are expecting as many as ten brands to launch a foldable smartphone this year with a total of 20 Fold-like models. Most of them will feature a wider display on the screen. Samsung can’t afford to lag in a market that is getting more competitive by the day. Lack of choices save it in the previous years but likely won’t anymore. We should get a clearer picture of the fifth-gen Galaxy foldables in the coming months.