New details arrive around the folding smartphone Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 it will not be resistant to dust or water. In other words, this smartphone will continue to be very vulnerable to the elements. Specific, to dust and sandTherefore, taking a device of this type to the beach should be considered a risky activity.
Specifically, the information arrives through the well-known leaker @UniverseIcewho indicated that the Galaxy Z Fold5 will not have an IP58 certification certifying resistance to water and dust. This information contradicts the latest rumors indicating that both the Galaxy Z Fold5 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5, they would have this certificate. After this new information, it could be that the Flip5 also shares the same fate.
As a brief mention, the “5” of the IP58 rating refers to protection against dust, while the “8” refers to water and moisture. Due to the foldable design, this smartphone has with a hinge. In the past, it caused many problems with dust, so an element as delicate and complicated as this, having an IP58 certificate, would be more than welcome. Despite this, Samsung will have managed to minimize the impact of dust or sand.
This is what we know about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
To sum it up quickly, it is practically identical to its predecessor, but inside there are changes. The most noteworthy include the most modern SoC, and an improvement in the photographic section. This offers an external display of 6.2 inches. When you open it, you will have access to a screen 7.6 inches. Basically nothing new compared to its predecessor. Both panels would offer a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
As far as hardware is concerned, we will find the SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 together with a RAM memory LPDDR5Xand a storage UFS 4.0 comparable to a mid-range PCIe 4.0 SSD. In the photographic aspect, it maintains the triple camera configuration. Of course, it is unknown if there will be a relevant improvement at the level of photographic sensors. At least the main sensor will be able to capture 8K video at 30 FPS. Finally, the outer panel would be protected by the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 laminate.
And what we know about its little brother, the Galaxy Z Flip5
At the hardware level it is practically similar. This goes through the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This SoC can be combined with up to 12 GB of RAM LPDDR5X and a maximum of 512 GB UFS 4.0 storage. This type of memory gives access to speeds above the 4,000MB/s. The cheapest model, with 128 GB of memory, would use slower UFS 3.1 memory.
All this gives life to an AMOLED panel (Dynamic AMOLED 2X) of 6.7 inches. On the outside we have access to a second screen. This is square and would have a size of 3.4 inches. Both panels would also have a refresh rate of 120hz. The main panel offers a Full HD+ resolution of 2,640 x 1,080 pixelswhile the exterior is satisfied with some 748 x 720 pixels protected by Gorilla Glass Victus+ laminate.
Known information is completed with a battery of 3,700mAh capacity with fast charge of 25W. It will go on sale in the coming weeks, along with his older brother. This model would start at a price of €1,299.