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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6 pictured before July Galaxy Unpacked event as new leak confirms Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for European release

The Galaxy Z Fold6 appears to feature a larger camera housing than its predecessor. (Image source: @UniverseIce)
The Galaxy Z Fold6 appears to feature a larger camera housing than its predecessor. (Image source: @UniverseIce)
The Galaxy Z Fold6 is edging ever closer to being released globally. While its release date is anticipated for early July, various sources have already provided first looks at the Galaxy Z Fold5 successor. A new Geekbench listing confirms that the Galaxy Z Fold6 should be available in Europe with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset too, unlike the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus. Price increases could be on the horizon for the Galaxy Z Fold series, though.

The release of the Galaxy Z Fold6 remains a while off yet. Currently, Samsung is expected to officially introduce the Galaxy Z Fold5 (curr. $1,519.99 on Amazon) successor in early July alongside the Galaxy Z Flip6, new Galaxy Watch smartwatches and the Galaxy Ring. Nonetheless, various pictures showing what are alleged to be the Galaxy Z Fold6 or dummy units have already leaked online.

On the one hand, @UniverseIce has been gradually revealing heavily cropped shots of what they refer to as 'THE NEXT FOLD'. Embedded above and below with credit where appropriate, the images show a device with a squarer design than the current Galaxy Z Fold5. Additionally, one image hints at a redesigned camera housing, although the sensors underneath may be unchanged between generations.

On the other hand, pictures of a dummy unit have been published on a Korean-language forum and reposted by @ta__tech, among other sources. Ultimately, the visual differences between the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Fold6 look greater than previous rumours suggested. Based on the images below, the Galaxy Z Fold6 looks more like the Vivo X Fold3 Pro than its predecessor. In a similar vein, a recent Geekbench listing appears to confirm that the Galaxy Z Fold6 will ship with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-derived chipset even if Europe. Seemingly, 12 GB of RAM will return too, albeit for a rumoured €100 price increase compared to the current Galaxy Z Fold5.

(Image source: Geekbench)
(Image source: Geekbench)
(Image source: Geekbench)
(Image source: Geekbench)
(Image source: Geekbench)
(Image source: Geekbench)
(Image source: @UniverseIce - edited)
(Image source: @UniverseIce - edited)
(Image source: via Reddit & @ta__tech)
(Image source: via Reddit & @ta__tech)
(Image source: via Reddit & @ta__tech)
(Image source: via Reddit & @ta__tech)
(Image source: via Reddit & @ta__tech)
(Image source: via Reddit & @ta__tech)

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via Reddit & @ta__tech, Geekbench, TechManiacs & @UniverseIce (1) (2) via Android Headlines & GSMArena (1) (2)

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Alex Alderson, 2024-05-30 (Update: 2024-05-30)