Officially launched at the Galaxy Unpacked event in Seoul, the Galaxy Z Fold5 stands out from the pack of smartphones with an immersive large screen, nature-inspired hues, and a long-lasting battery in this thinnest, lightest Fold yet.
While at first glance, it may seem to not have too much of a difference from the Galaxy Z Fold 4, the Galaxy Z Fold5 does get an upgrade in multitasking, and it also has access to other improvements. With that being said, what are the highlights and key elements of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 that are worth a hands-on experience?
Set The Vibe
This tablet-sized device delivers the most powerful performance in the Galaxy Z series and comes with a stunning screen with cinematic viewing like a mobile movie theatre. The redesigned Flex Hinge is a technical marvel that bends to your will. Living up to its name, Galaxy Z Fold 5 could be made a missive screen implausibly pocketable by folding it closed.
With a phone this impressive, you’ll want to be on it all the time. The Galaxy Z Fold is a pioneer in transforming everyday productivity with a powerful large-screen experience, from Multi Window and App Continuity to a host of features including Taskbar, drag and drop, and optimised third-party apps.
The improved Taskbar enables dynamic productivity by allowing users to quickly switch between frequently used apps. Now up to four recent apps are ready for improved efficiency. Newly enhanced two-handed drag and drop can also amp up productivity when moving content between apps and screens.
Simply touch and hold an image in the Samsung Gallery with one finger while using another finger to open the Samsung Notes app to drag and drop the image. With a hidden pop-up, an app can continue running in the background, allowing users to watch video content on full screen and chat with friends in a floating pop-up on the side of the screen.
The Secret Weapon
When you’re in a creative flow, wield the slim and compact S Pen to your task-blasting toolkit for even more efficiency. While making real-time annotating and ideation easy, the S Pen Fold Edition, which launches with the third generation Fold in 2021, has also been fine-tuned to provide a superior Galaxy Z Fold5 writing experience.
Under The Lens
What hasn’t changed on the new model is the camera hardware. The Galaxy Z Fold5’s rear main camera houses a 50MP wide-angle camera with Dual Pixel autofocus and optical stabilisation support, complemented by a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom support.
The cover holds a 10MP selfie camera, while the folding screen hides a 4MP under-display camera that’s almost completely invisible. Also, the advanced camera system comes complete with 30x Space Zoom, offering a whole new level of creative freedom.
Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is globally equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy that enhances graphics and uses AI to enable dynamic gaming and multi-game functionality. Providing users with a comfortable gaming experience, the device can handle marathon gaming sessions with its advanced cooling system that dissipates heat more intelligently resulting in less lagging and less of a drop in performance.
Your Viewing Pleasure
Don’t worry about sunlight ruining your view. To help with productivity while on the go, the 7.6-inch home screen offers a wide, uninterrupted view of their favourite movies in portrait or landscape. In addition, peak brightness has increased by more than 30% to up to 1750 nits, making for the best viewing experience even outdoors.
Enjoy All Day
The battery life is also decent: the new Galaxy Z Fold5 managed to last up to 21 hours of viewing and 73 hours of listening on a single charge.
Colors & Prices
Available in five colours: Ice Blue, Phantom Black, and Cream, the Galaxy Z Fold5 will be available in Malaysia nationwide from 18 August 2023 onwards. For the trendsetters who love to stand out — get ready to meet your match by taking your pick from two exclusive colours in Gray or Blue.