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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip6: More robust and less creases. Galaxy Z Fold6 confirmed with first specs

Thanks to the thicker UTG in the display, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip6 is said to be more robust and less prone to creases. The Galaxy Z Fold6 can be found on Geekbench. (Image: Technizo Concept)
Thanks to the thicker UTG in the display, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip6 is said to be more robust and less prone to creases. The Galaxy Z Fold6 can be found on Geekbench. (Image: Technizo Concept)
New information about the upcoming Samsung foldables, which will replace the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 in less than two months, has surfaced. An industry report from South Korea explains why the new foldable phone will not only be more robust but also less susceptible to crease build-up, while its bigger Galaxy Z Fold6 sibling has appeared in a benchmark database for the first time.

Before we turn our attention to the successor to the Galaxy Z Flip5 (available here at Amazon), a brief word about the Galaxy Z Fold6, which is likely to be unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked Events on July 10, 2024, and is expected to offer a slightly wider cover display than its predecessors. It has now been spotted for the first time in Geekbench's benchmark database under the US model number SM-F956U. As expected, it is equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and 12 GB RAM, but this does not necessarily mean that Samsung's high-end foldable will also be launched in Europe with Snapdragon instead of Exynos.

A US model of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has appeared on Geekbench.
A US model of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has appeared on Geekbench.

Galaxy Z Flip 6 with thicker, ultra-thin glass

The upcoming model of the stylish flip phone from South Korea has already been spotted on Geekbench in the past, but there is also new information about the Galaxy Z Flip6. According to Korean news magazine TheElec and its industry sources, Samsung will cover the flexible AMOLED panel with a thicker, ultra-thin glass layer (UTG). Instead of 30 micrometers, the glass layer will be 50 micrometers thin.

This should confer two advantages. Firstly, it will increase the resistance of the foldable display. Secondly, the previously quite pronounced, annoying crease in the middle will be less visible, according to the report. In addition, the Galaxy Z Flip6 display will reportedly have similar brightness levels to its Chinese competitors, but the hinge will not change compared to its predecessor.

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Alexander Fagot, 2024-05-19 (Update: 2024-05-19)