Display crease and UDC visible in new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 hands-on shots
A Redditor posting under the username u/ultima40 has shared new hands-on photos of the Galaxy Z Fold5, just over two weeks before Samsung officially unveils the device in Seoul. Purportedly obtained from a third party, u/ultima40 has not revealed any details about the origins of the photos. However, leakers like @UniverseIce assert that the security code "WEC0696M" points to the device having been assigned to a Samsung employee based in South Korea.
These new images reiterate that a slight gap still exists between the two halves of this year's Galaxy Z Fold when closed. Samsung has managed to almost eliminate the wedge-shaped design of older models though, with thin plastic edges preventing the foldable display from rubbing against itself. With that being said, the hinge is visible, confirming that a small gap remains.
Similarly, a display crease and under-display camera (UDC) are noticeable, even in poor lighting. Hence, it appears that Samsung has not made many changes in this regard from the Galaxy Z Fold4, either. The Galaxy Z Fold5 will debut on July 26 alongside the Galaxy Z Flip5, plus the Galaxy Tab S9 and Galaxy Watch6 series. Reportedly, the Galaxy Z Fold5 will start at €1,899 in the Eurozone with 256 GB of storage. By contrast, 512 GB and 1 TB models are rumoured to cost €2,039 and €2,279, respectively.